UK (PRWEB UK) 11 August 2012
Hamilton: Economic conditions in Hamilton are looking positive with a net growth of 159 new companies during the second quarter of 2012. This figure marks a record quarter for the town, smashing the previous record of a net growth of 77 new companies in the first quarter of 2007.
Hamilton businesses are working in partnership with the Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) in Hamilton town centre. The aim of the BID is to increase footfall in the town centre by encouraging shoppers who have migrated to the city of Glasgow and various out-of-town shopping centres to return to Hamilton. The BID aims to do this by pro-active marketing of the town, reducing crime and improving accessibility.
The BID also hopes to set up shop front improvement grants to support new and existing businesses in redeveloping their shop or office frontages. Lastly, the BID plans to encourage visitors back into the town centre with artistic and sporting events that will create a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere.
Peter Valaitis, Managing Director of Duport.co.uk said,
“Hamilton is determined not to lose its high street to out-of-town shopping, and the initiative shown in setting up a Business Improvement District is to be applauded. The record net growth of number of new companies proves that this is a town that will thrive despite challenging economic conditions.”
With nationwide emphasis being placed on reviving the high street in the face of an increase in other methods of shopping, Hamilton could prove to be a leader in keeping its town centre alive and well.
Duport Associates Ltd is a leading UK company formation agent, operating in the UK for around 15 years. Duport registers around 10,000 new companies each year using its Companies House approved software. The Company Register which is maintained by Companies House contains public information about Limited companies and directors.