Since Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) was voted in by the businesses of Bristol in 2017, our focus has been to make the city a more safe, welcoming, and better place to live, work, study and spend leisure time. We have invested over £5 million of your levy to deliver innovative projects that have made a significant difference to the city we all operate in.

Our first five-year term is nearly over and as we prepare for renewal, we will be asking businesses like yours to reaffirm your commitment to the BID, and to improving the city centre, through a vote to deliver a second five-year term.

This is the beginning of our consultation process, and we are encouraging businesses to review the prospectus and let us know your priorities for the next five years.


January to July – Consultation period. This is your chance to have your say.

July – Full business plan available to view.

1 September – Ballot papers sent by post. Cast your vote and place the ballot paper in the pre-paid envelope provided and post before 29 September.

6 September – If you do not receive a ballot paper by this date, or if you lose it or need another copy, please contact us.

29 September – Ballot and voting closed. Ballot papers MUST be received at Electoral Reform Services Ltd by 5pm on 29 September in order to be counted.

30 September – The ballot result will be announced on Friday 30 September 2022 or as soon as it is received from the ballot holder.

How to vote


Ballot papers sent by post 1 September 2022


Voter to complete the required details and put your cross in the voting box


Place the ballot paper in the pre-paid envelope provided and post before 29 September 2022

Have your say

We encourage businesses to complete this survey to let us know what projects you’ve found important in the last five years, and what you’d like the next five years of the BID to look like.

If you have any queries about the prospectus or renewal please get in touch with Head of BID, Vicky Lee, or Business Liaison Manager, Paula Ratcliffe, directly to arrange a meeting.

Complete the survey


Download key documents here.



Download the PDF of the Prospectus


Independent Appraisal


An operational review of the BID by a leading expert in national placemaking


Business Plan

Coming July 2022

We wholeheartedly support the renewal of Bristol City Centre BID and have witnessed first-hand the significant improvements this investment has made and also leveraged for the city centre of Bristol.

James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative, and Executive Director of Business West