The Stockton Business Improvement District (BID) is a partnership between local businesses and organisations. It is run by businesses for businesses who together aim to revitalise and regenerate Stockton for everyone who works, lives or visits the town centre.
It represents approximately 400 businesses – from retail and entertainment to food and drink with health, beauty, creative and professional services in between.
ARC’s Operations Director, Shaun Dowd, has been involved since the establishment of the BID in 2016 and is currently Chair of the Board.
In 2019, ARC began working with Thirteen Group, Stockton’s largest housing provider. Together we work with our local communities to make Stockton and the Tees Valley a great place to live and deliver long term positive change in people’s lives.
The partnership supports an increased range of community-led creative activity. Through sharing our resources, we are able to ensure more people get to experience ARC’s programme.