Lincoln BIG actively supports employers and employees in Lincoln city centre to maintain its role as an employment centre and to make it a great place to work.
Lincoln: an Employment Centre
Lincoln City Centre is the largest employment centre in Lincolnshire, employing over 10,000 people and a key driver for the local economy. Our levy payers include the University of Lincoln, Lincoln College, the city and county councils, solicitors, accountants, banks and financial institutions, as well as over 200 office based employers.
Much of the work that Lincoln BIG does to attract shoppers and visitors to the city centre also benefits all city centre businesses by making it a better place for customers, visitors and staff. We want the city centre to maintain its role as an employment centre and be a great place to work.
Affordable Access for Employees
For many people, the cost of working in the city centre, with access and parking, is higher than if they worked on an industrial estate. With this in mind, Lincoln BIG introduced the Access Opportunities Fund to support city centre employees and promote city centre working.
Through the Access Opportunities Fund we negotiate the bulk purchase of car parking in the city centre’s less pressured car parks and resell these to our levy payers. We also purchase cheaper bus passes for resale. These initiatives continue to be very successful, with over 300 daily commuters using season tickets sold at these discounted rates.