Bristol City Centre BID

Taking care of business

A Business Improvement District is a business led partnership, agreed by a ballot, that delivers substantial additional benefits and support to its area.”

The current BID is more ambitious than those previously proposed for Bristol and includes:

  • all sectors of business that operate in the city centre.
  • the potential to deliver schemes up to a cost of 1.2million per year (for 5 years) that will benefit business and organisations in the city centre.

A previous BID development uncovered considerable support for the principle of a BID for Bristol city centre but was felt by businesses to be too small and not sufficiently ambitious for the city. This BID was developed in response to that feedback during late 2015 int early 2016. It is now similar in scope and ambition to those BIDs that currently operate in other core UK cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Nottingham - and also to the recently approved BID in Cardiff

The key themes coming from conversations with businesses and other organisations are Bristol's BID area should be:

  • more Welcoming.
  • better Promoted.
  • effectively Managed.

running through all these themes is a desire for the BID to Reduce Business Costs by developing schemes such as waste and utilities consolidation. 


What is a BID

A Business Improvement District (BID) is an area where businesses have the opportunity to join together to fund additional projects for their mutual benefit.

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City Centre BID

The Bristol City Centre BID will develop and deliver additional services to create an environment where businesses can thrive.

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Get involved

The BID is developed by the city centre businesses, for the city centre businesses – so, please, as local businesses, get involved and get your ideas heard.

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Latest News

Park Street Forum 20.02.17

Thank you to Wilko for hosting the last meeting. Please find the notes of the meeting below. See you all at the Bristol Folk House, Thursday 27 April at 2:30pm Thank you, Pauline