Bristol Light Festival 2024

10 mesmerising light artworks, including four world premieres, deLIGHTed 275,000 throughout the festival’s 10 day run

Annual BID Report

Want to understand more about what we do as a BID? Take a look at our annual report and find out more about all the projects we're working on

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!

TAP FOR BRISTOL

In September 2019, Bristol City Centre BID launched TAP for Bristol 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

Our second term builds on the past five years' successes while adapting to business needs. We're dedicated to four key themes that evolve from previous work and new insights from our consultation, addressing economic, social, and environmental changes. You can explore our website for a full overview of Bristol City Centre BID.

  • 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.

    Read our Welcome Pack
  • 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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Bristol Cargo Bikes for Business

Bristol Cargo Bikes for Businesses launches this month to offer local businesses a sustainable solution to freight delivery.

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Renaissance Paint Jam

Painting Bristol by numbers: 650.

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Bristol Cocktail Weekend

A brand new cocktail event shakes up the city’s bar scene.

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Old City Sounds

Free-to-attend one-day music event in Bristol's Old City.

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Bristol Light Festival 2024

Bristol Light Festival 2024 ran from the 2 - 11 February 2024.

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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

Bristol Light Festival dazzles visitors and businesses with most popular edition yet

10 mesmerising light artworks, including four world premieres, deLIGHTed 275,000 throughout the festival’s 10 day run

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A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES; BRISTOL’S CLEANSING SERVICE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF KEEPING THE CITY GLEAMING

Celebrating 5 years of city centre cleansing.

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Climate action in City Centre BID zone gets boost with new partnership

Bristol City Centre BID and Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership are excited to announce their new collaboration, delivering free and tailored climate support to organisations in the city centre.

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January Cleansing Report

The cleansing team have had a busy start to 2024 with stormy working conditions and dedicated cleansing ahead of Bristol Light Festival.

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Celebrating 1 year of our free training hub

Reflecting on 1 year of SeedL success across the BIDs.

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Let's Connect

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