Business Plan

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 are 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.

Our vision is a better Bristol for all, a future-focused, resilient city where businesses can thrive, people want to live, work and visit, a city that is safe for all to enjoy whatever time of day or night, and a place that is welcoming and appealing to everyone.

Our consultation period has now ended, and we’ve taken on your feedback on our Prospectus to inform our Business Plan for our next five-year term.



January to July – Consultation period. A chance for levy paying businesses to have your say by completing our survey and providing feedback on our Prospectus.

July – Business plan launch and voter confirmation confirmed. Contact us to confirm you are the voter for your business.

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.

Post-ballot – The ballot result will be announced as soon as possible post 29 September.

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


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


Delivering a better Bristol for all. Download the Business Plan here.


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


Our business plan for the next five years has been covered by various local media outlets. Click the links here to read them all.

Bristol Live

'Plans to spend millions improving Bristol city centre unveiled'

Read The Article Here

Bristol World

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

Read The Article Here

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'

Read The Article Here

Business Live

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

Read The Article Here