Safer Stratford

Focusing on making Stratford a safer place for employees, shoppers and visitors is the priority this group, working together with stakeholders to address safety issues to improve the overall perception of Stratford.

From huge pop-up screens, to Easter trails and illumination shows, we put on town centre events throughout the year to promote Stratford and drive footfall. As well as events for the community we also host seasonal networking parties to give our members the opportunity to get to know their BID neighbours.
As part of your BID membership, we are offering to fully subsidise a one-year membership to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

FSB is the leading representative organisation for small businesses and offers services, advice, and information, as well as resources and tools, to help you grow your business and save money.

This offer is exclusively available for BID members only.

Does your business require you or your employees to have statutory training, or would you like to upskill your employees on a range of business topics? We offer our members free quality training courses, with certified providers in a variety of subjects, every month. So far we have run courses in Emergency First Aid, Food Hygiene, GDPR, Social Media and more. Look out for our new wellbeing classes coming soon.

Feedback from a participant of the Emergency First Aid at Work course which took place on the 12th September 2019:

''It was quite good. I really enjoyed it. I like the fact that he [the trainer] got us to do things so we know how to do them correctly. It was my refresher but I can see things changed since I have mine done. I would definitely recommend this course. The tutor was good. He kept us interested throughout the course and it’s something that some of the tutors are not able to do...''. 

Anna Miszczuk from Bizniz Point Stratford, 44 Broadway, London E15 1XH


Please note:

  • Certain courses fill up fast so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment
  • To register for a course you need to be a Stratford Original BID member. Most businesses within Stratford Town Centre are members. If you are unsure if you qualify for this service, please get in touch, stating your employer.
  • There is a maximum of 4 employees per business, per course. If you would like a bespoke course please contact us.
Our Enhancing theme offers additional greening to help make the area more welcoming for visitors, residents and employees. So far we have re-planted and maintained the Burford Rd planter, and the 4 planters at Tramway avenue. We have also provided 7 of our members with large planters along with a gardening kit to enhance the outside of their businesses.
Whether you’re a hairdresser, wholesaler, mechanic or any kind of small business owner, Grow London Local gives you access to expert business support. It’s online or in person and designed for small businesses just like yours!

We can help you with:

• Learning how to access the business finance you need 
• Finding marketing support to help boost your sales • Upskill your team or yourself if you are not sure where to start
• And anything else to grow your business

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Please contact Brandon Merrifield to book your 121 business diagnostic:

Email address: 
Contact number: 0746 9543 224

Do you want to help shape Stratford town centre? Have a business voice at one of our bi-monthly steering group meetings. Each of our theme groups has it’s own forum, so whether you are interested in promoting your business or want to work with our ambassadors and local police teams to help improve safety, you have the flexibility to be part of what’s important to you and your business. If you are interested in getting involved please sign up with the link below.
We have teamed up with award-winning company First Mile to offer you the best waste & recycling services which save your business money.

Join the other 57 BID members who have saved money through our waste and recycling services. We subsidise 67% of your mixed recycling costs, meaning you only pay 33p per £1.

In addition to saving their money, by using First Mile services our members consolidate the number of vehicles as well as waste & recycling collections entering Stratford town on a daily basis. They help to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce the level of pollution in Stratford Town Centre.

What can you recycle? Besides mixed and food, First Mile helps with glass, paper, stationery, toner, battery, cardboard, light bulb, and other recycling. 

Over the past 12 months, our members have recycled an astonishing amount of business waste, equivalent to:

  • 712 trees
  • 88 tonnes of C02
  • 44,427kwh of energy


As of 1st August, 2020 Stratford Original BID members can now access discounted rates for glass recycling through our First Mile service.

This is a pay as you go sack service sold in rolls of 25. The service works exactly the same as the normal PAYG sack service, whereby the business puts the sacks out for collection and First Mile collect them the same day.

Don't hesitate to contact us for more details. 

Zipcar offers a great selection of vehicles including transporters and vans flexibly on a per-hour rate. Normally, the yearly membership costs £99. Sign up here and get your first year free. The offer is open to BID member businesses and their employees.