The Dots

The Dots is a new business event specifically created to invite a diverse mix of new and early start-ups, small pop-up businesses and indie brands to be part of Stockton Town Centre's exciting transformation.

We’ve loads of ways to help kick-start your business journey from a shop space to an office space supporting Next Gen arty, creative & digital types, the makers and creators try market stalls, pop-ups and events.

We’re Transforming. Stockton Town Centre is more than just shopping.

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Stockton Business Improvement District launches the first High Street wellbeing programme in the UK.

Partnership between Stockton BID and Three Eggs workplace mental health and wellbeing provider addresses stress and burnout caused by the pandemic.

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STOCKTON High Street is evolving not dying – that’s the message from the second series of Humans of the High Street, as businesses begin their recovery from the pandemic.

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Dementia Friendly High Street

Shops, cafes and businesses that display a forget me not in their windows do so for a very good reason. They are recognised dementia friendly businesses and the symbol is a signpost to shoppers, families and carers dealing with the issue designed to show you can help deal with the issue. Training is important and it is available through a partnership between Stockton Council and the health authorities.
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Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

We are aware of ongoing issues and we are working closely to tackle them with different agencies and with different ideas. One of them involves engaging ASB offenders through agencies which already have a proven track record in dealing with them. All towns have an issue with vagrancy and begging, hopefully you will have seen a reduction in the number of people on the High Street aggressively begging. We’ve been working with partners on this issue and we will continue to work to improve the BID area.

Crime and Safety

Being part of a BID means we can bring the collective concerns of our levy members together as one united voice. We work closely with enforcement teams and financially support two officers in the high street area who patrol the BID area seven days a week. These teams provide a visible presence helping to combat shoplifting, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour. The BID is also part of the local crime prevention panel where we continue to lobby for further intervention.


As an organisation run by and for businesses, our most important role is to influence and encourage decisions that benefit our members in local, regional and national government along with other key stakeholders. The BID brings the collective concerns of levy members together when it comes to business and policy matters.

Discounted Travel Scheme with Arriva

Check out this discounted travel scheme with Arriva
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Arts, Festival, Creativity

Creativity is on our agenda and we support and celebrate it here in Stockton. With the help of sponsorship, the BID delivers creative workshops to children to teach all kinds of skills; we also fund projects and give our backing to several festivals including Kapow, Stockton Calling and Stockton Stages. The result is a thriving arts and music scene in the town which attract thousands of visitors. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt in this sector as we go forward into the summer - but when it is safe to do so, we will continue to showcase all that is best about our town.