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 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 is a specialist PSNI team dedicated to dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre. BCTC fund this team and our members have a dedicated telephone number to the City Centre Beat Officers.
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