Category: Opinion

A New Year Message from Ruth Duston OBE, OC

New Year is often a time for reflecting on the year gone by and looking forward to the year ahead. While many of us I’m sure are glad to be putting 2021 behind us, across business sectors I imagine 2022 is also being viewed with some trepidation. Unfortunately, we are facing another new year with… Read more »

We must focus on what unites us to safeguard our cities – Ruth Duston OBE, OC

Today the focus of COP26 shifts to the built environment, regions and cities. It’s the first time these issues have been discussed since COP 21 and delegates will reflect on the central role that our built environment, regeneration and cities play in the climate crisis. COP has heard that cities and the built environment are a big… Read more »

How BIDs are driving ambitious local agendas

Ruth Duston, MD, Primera Corporation. We have come to expect rail increases each year, but the 3.6% increase from January next year is the largest in five years. Commuters are set to be hardest hit by the increases. The change applies to about 40% of rail fares, including season tickets on many commuter journeys, some… Read more »


A step-by-step guide to building a Business Improvement District.