Bristol Light Festival

As expressions of interest open for 2025 edition, organisers announce that £8.7m of additional spend was directly attributed to 2024 festival taking place

Bristol Cocktail Weekend 2024

The four day event is back for more spirited fun in venues across the city and tickets are on sale.

Bristol Harbour Festival 2024

Bristol favourites and local legends BLOCO B, Laid Blak, Gabriel Templar and more are set to amplify the Amphitheatre between Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July 2024.

Free cost saving support

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

Love Bristol Gift Card

Give the gift of Bristol city centre with over 160 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!


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.


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 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 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 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 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 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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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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Stress Awareness Month

In April we hosted free events and resources to help our community de-stress and unwind this Stress Awareness Month.

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Find out more about our partnership with Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership's Climate Action Programme.

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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

Success for BIDs’ partnership with SeedL as 98% of Bristol businesses recommend use of online training platform this Learning at Work Week

Businesses in Bristol continuing to thrive thanks to free courses provided by Bristol’s three city centre BIDs’ partnership with online learning platform, SeedL.

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April Cleansing Report

A month of essential spring cleaning around the city

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Online training for office-based businesses

Office 365, project management, and sales courses available to your team.

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Customer-focused training sessions for retail and hospitality businesses

Free online training for our business community.

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Courses to help your business flourish

Free training courses to benefit all businesses.

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Let's Connect

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