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What We Do

Lobbying

Lobbying and representation are very important aspects of BCTC membership. We lobby locally, regionally and nationally with Government and other authorities on issues that are of concern to our members. BCTC particularly engages with Belfast City Council, Belfast City Centre Regeneration Directorate, Department for Social Development and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Members’ views are actively sought and expressed, and we ensure that your opinions and demands are recognised.

Networking

Networking is an essential aspect of business and BCTC events enable members to meet in a relaxed and informal environment. These include speed networking, wine tasting evenings, Belfast Business Awards, focus groups, business forums and business breakfasts/lunches with guest speakers.

These events keep members abreast of the latest developments in the city centre and create opportunities to establish new contacts, strengthen existing relationships and generate new business.

City Centre Beat

The City Centre Beat policing Initiative provides two dedicated police officers to respond to quality of life issues for all people using the city centre.

Funded by the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce
Managed through the offices of Belfast City Centre Management
The Initiative is dedicated to tackling anti-social behaviour on the “beat” in the city centre by providing enhanced levels of visible and accessible policing.
BCTC members have a dedicated telephone number to the City Centre Beat Officers.

Year six end of year results revealed that through working in partnership with Belfast City Council and other key agencies, the two officers have been successful in managing a wide range of anti-social issues including on-street drinking, begging, illegal street trading as well as addressing traffic congestion

BCCM

BCTC fund Belfast City Centre Management in partnership with Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development. BCTC members can avail of the services of BCCM’s dedicated Business Liaison Officers when dealing withn member issues. Visit BCCM’s website: www.belfastcentre.com
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