Bristol is always a Good Idea

Iconic statement light installation to take centre stage as Bristol’s world-class culture, cuisine, events and more turn up the heat for the summer season

Love Bristol Gift Card

Bristol Teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year

Bristol Harbour Festival 2024

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Love Bristol Gift Card

Give the gift of Bristol city centre with over 170 businesses to choose from.

Free events available to you

Looking for a way to break up your workday routine and try something new? Join us for a free lunchtime event!

Free cost saving support

Our collaboration with Place Support Partnership (PSP) provides a free service to help reduce your business costs.

TAP FOR BRISTOL

Launched in 2019, TAP for Bristol is in partnership with local homeless support charity Caring in Bristol. Our aim is to make Bristol the city that solves homelessness.

WHAT WE DO

Thanks to the investment and involvement from our levy paying businesses, we’re creating a better Bristol for all: Our vision is a future-focused city that attracts business, investment, and people to create a resilient and welcoming city for all.

Our guiding principles are to offer strong and effective governance, to have clear accountability, to give our levy paying businesses value for money and to be responsive to our business’s needs.

About Us

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • INTRODUCTION TO YOUR BID

    Our Welcome Pack provides an overview of our most recent activity and an introduction to the City Centre BID for levy paying businesses.

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  • ENHANCING

    Enhancing by delivering projects that attract investment and talent, create a greener, cleaner and more attractive city centre, bringing visitors, employees and residents back into the heart of the city.

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  • PROMOTING

    Promoting with a collaborative approach to delivering innovative campaigns, events, activations, and communications to support and promote Bristol city centre and its businesses. Celebrating everything that makes Bristol a special place to work, study and live.

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  • PROTECTING

    Protecting by investing to reduce, challenge and raise awareness of crime and anti-social behaviour to protect city centre businesses, visitors and residents both day and night.

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  • SUPPORTING

    Supporting by acting as a single point of contact to represent levy payers, leverage investment, influence strategy and support the business community.

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HOW WE’RE DOING THIS

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Show stopping artwork returns to remind us that “Bristol is Always a Good Idea”

Iconic statement light installation to take centre stage from tomorrow as Bristol’s world-class culture, cuisine, events and more turn up the heat for the summer season

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Transport Projects

Keep up to date with current and upcoming transport projects being implemented across the city centre.

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Festival of Nature

Bristol City Centre BID are proud to be sponsoring Bristol Natural History Consortium's Festival of Nature.

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Bristol Harbour Festival 2024

Bristol City Centre BID and Redcliffe & Temple BID will sponsor this year’s festival with investment ensuring enhanced involvement of dBs Institute and Access Creative College.

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Safer Business Action Days

Police, the BIDs, and businesses came together to deliver successful SaBA days in March

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THE CITY CENTRE BID BOUNDARY

This map represents the Bristol City Centre BID area. It is the largest of five BIDs in Bristol and includes some of Bristol’s landmark locations such as the Old City, Harbourside, Park Street and City Centre.

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Latest news

‘Magical’ Bristol teacher in the running to be Teacher of the Year

People are being encouraged to nominate their Teacher of the Year in a national competition with £1250 in Love Bristol Gift Cards as a possible prize.

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Boat-loads of fun: Bristol Harbour Festival unveils final music acts and new-for-2024 Festival Fringe experiences

Bristol’s renowned boat, Thekla, is set to host live music, a DJ set from Bristol legend Jayde Adams and iconic silent disco on its three stages

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June Cleansing Report

Helping to keep the city squeaky clean for summer

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Celebrating Love Parks Week

Highlighting the best of Bristol's green spaces to get you outdoors this summer

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The gift that keeps on giving: Bristol BIDs celebrate two years of the Love Bristol Gift Card

Love Bristol Gift Card sales and redemptions are up by almost 40% in the last three months, just in time for gifting to teachers before term time ends

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Let's Connect

The BID team welcomes ideas and news from Bristol BID businesses.