The Milford Business Association is a group of professionals who oversee the development of Milford's local BID. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a group of businesses and landlords within a defined boundary. BIDs gains funding through a direct levy on all landlords in the defined business district. The purpose of a BID is to have a professionally run executive committee made up of stakeholders (business owners, managers and landlords) that chart the direction they wish to pursue in a strategic plan which can then be executed by the local manager.
Here you can find the current Milford Business Association Newsletter:
Those business association members wishing to view the entire March Quarter BNZ Marketview Data report can find it in their members portal. If you have troubled loging in, please email email@example.com with your business name and we can reset your password.
If you are unsure whether or not your business or buildings are within the BID boundary you can take a look at the map below. Those business within the red area, are automatically eligible to become a part of the BID, if you are not already a member of the association and your business resides in this area, please contact Murray Hill to confirm your membership details.
If you reside outside the Business Association and feel as though your business contributes to the Milford business district you may be eligible to become an associate business member. An associate member is eligible for all the benefits of the business the business association; however a small membership fee is charged to the business, both to be fair to other members and to cover our own costs.
Murray Hill has been working as the Milford town center manager since November 2011. His role is to ensure that Milford continues to develop both as a vibrant village as well a valuable business hub. To achieve this, Murray organizes a variety of promotional activities, events & competitions. His role is to work together with local businesses, organizations and members of the community to build on Milford's solid foundations creating a strong community we can all be proud to be a part of.
Mobile: 021 950 463
Landline: 09) 489 9833
Tony Sands – Sands & Associates
Linda Geor – Crafty Knitwits
Joheen Atkinson – L.L. Speedy & Sons
Geoff Worger – Landlord
Cherry Worger – Landlord
Robyn Cameron – Robyn Cameron Dental
Judith Moore – Judith Moore Barrister
Claire Humphreys – Claire Designer Clothes
Barry Moodie – Harcourts
Toni Tan – Home Hardware
Mike Cohen – Local Board Member
Throughout the year we run four promotions which are designed to draw customers to Milford by running promotional competitions. Some examples of the prizes we have had up for grabs are; a $2000 travel voucher, an all-expenses paid family getaway, an apple iPad air, mother’s day pamper packs, 3 x $1000 Milford Shopping vouchers, and an Audi A1 for a year. The Milford Business Association provides promotional packs to all of its members, these packs contain all the information a business needs to make the promotion work effectively.
One of the biggest benefits of the BID program is the retail spend data the BID receives. BNZ Marketview Data capture Eftpos and Credit Card Sales from all businesses around the Auckland region and produces a quarterly report that states the sales trends of each business district.This information is critical to good decision making for both individual business and the Business Association itself. This data is available FREE to all members.
The Association also runs a fantastic mentor program through New Zealand Business Mentors. Business owners can secure a highly skilled mentor for a small cost of only $150 + GST. This gives business owners access to a highly experienced mentor in whatever field that is required, e.g. marketing, finance, business planning.
The Milford Business Association organize and manage Armourguard Security patrols for the streets of Milford at night to ensure that everything is safe and secure, reducing any problems that may occur at these times. This initiative is funded by the association and is a great example of the BID providing services for both business members and the wider community. Our security guard is often doing foot patrol at night to ensure patrons feel safe, if for some reason you need to contact him, his contact number is 09) 580 6400
The Association holds two major events throughout the year – Pirate Market Day in November based on our heritage (the pirate ship dance hall that used to be the ‘place to go’ in the 1930’s 40’s); and Viva La Francais, celebrating our French themed businesses and tying in with the French Film Festival at the nearby Berkeley Picture theatre. Both these events coincide with major rowing regattas on nearby Lake Pupuke. We run a shuttle service to and from the lake to the shopping centre, making sure that everyone can enjoy these fantastic events.
The Association has invested in improvements to the streetscape of Milford and will continues to do so. Below are some examples of past improvements the association has completed.