About the ATCM
This website is designed to provide you with a wealth of information on town centre management, ranging from a daily news service, information on events and conferences, policy briefs, case studies, background on ATCM, details of our award winners and Town Centre Management job vacancies. Some areas are available to all, for others you have to be a member - go to Join Us on the menu bar to find out how..
ATCM works with all those interested in promoting the vitality and viability of town and city centres, in the UK and further afield and we have four principal areas of work. As a member you get automatic access to the National BIDs Advisory Service (see link to UKBIDs below); reciprocal membership of the International Downtown Association in Washington DC; and promotional access to the Institute of Place Management (see link to IPM below). Enjoy using the website - where a feature starts with an ATCM symbol, it indicates more information is available in the members' section, so please log on to see more.
ATCM's four principal areas of activity are:
We work with our members in making places better. Our focus is on district, town and city centres but improvements in these can cumulatively contribute to making urban areas, regions and indeed nations better places.
We work with our partners to develop the people who work in all aspects of town centre management or BID development to ensure they have the wide range of knowledge and skills to do a great job.
We work with stakeholders to create effective partnerships that are accountable and sustainable and are able to make change happen. This includes town and city centre management and Business Improvement Districts (BID).
We liaise with governments and other bodies to ensure a positive policy framework for town and city centres in planning, transport, housing, policing and security, tourism, investment, competition, taxation and funding.
We have developed an extensive knowledge bank of good practice initiatives in town and city centres that have made a difference to that centre and these are accessible to our members on line, through publications and through our events programme. We run training programmes in both personal and technical skills for those engaged in the management of centres and in partnership with universities and others we offer access to academic and vocational qualifications. We support partnership creation, development and review through a wide range of programmes that can involve large or small groups and through various publications and we work closely with policy makers to ensure the critical role town and city centres play in society is never underestimated.