After a successful first term delivering initiatives that supported businesses and brought more vibrancy to the city centre, Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) is looking forward to the next 5 years after a successful ballot in September 2022.  Where of the votes cast 79.4% of businesses ‘voted yes’, representing 91.4% of the rateable value.  A total of 706 ballot papers were sent to eligible voters, 238 business voted representing a 33.7% turnout.

Businesses voted for new priorities and ambition through projects that enhance the city’s economy and its welcome. For strategies that connect and represent the city centre business community and for initiatives that shine a light on our city for tourism, education and investment. We continue to develop key partnerships that help improve safety for those working in, living in or visiting the city.


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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Our business plan for 2022-2027 has been covered by various local media outlets. Click the links here to read them.

Bristol Business News

'Businesses overwhelmingly back BID in ballot to continue to improve Bristol city centre.'

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Business & Innovation Magazine

'Bristol City Centre businesses vote overwhelmingly in favour of retaining Business Improvement District scheme.'

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Business Live

'Bristol businesses vote to renew city centre BID for five more years.'

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Bristol World

'Bristol City Centre BID secures second five-year term.'

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Bristol Live

'Plans to spend millions improving Bristol city centre unveiled'

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Bristol World

'Five-year business plan to transform Bristol city centre unveiled - plus idea for new Christmas event'

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Bristol Business News Online

'Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term'

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Business Live

'Bristol city centre business improvement district unveils multimillion-pound future plans'

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Bristol Insider

'Bristol City Centre BID outlines 5-year proposals'

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