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Delivering Quality, Innovation and Knowledge to the BID industry

The first cohort for the CiBM is now full

How do I enrol for class two later this year?

Click here to see the schedule for class two which commences in June. If you are interested in taking the course please email Ben. You can see all of our graduates here.


Congratulations to our latest graduates






Click here to read some past CiBM dissertations! 


Sarah Nelson, Mansfield BID

“I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the CiBM course and have found it of great use. Not only do you get a grounding of your knowledge and get to share best practice and ideas, you also meet a great group of people who will support each other and become friends throughout and beyond. I would recommend the course to anyone.”

Susan Shaw, Richmond Council

“I enjoyed this very professional and comprehensive BID course and having the opportunity to meet other BID Managers from around the UK. Doing the research project was both demanding and rewarding at the same time!”

Tony Garratt, Bexleyheath BID

“I would recommend the CiBM course to all aspiring BID managers and those that whom are relatively new to the role. The greatest element of the course was the sharing of knowledge and experiences from all sectors of the BID world, whilst refreshing my knowledge of the industry. Furthermore, this course encouraged me to undertake a in depth evaluation of the consumers that use Bexleyheath BID area by way of the extended essay.”

Charlotte Wickins, Chichester BID

“This intensive programme, clearly defines the management responsibilities of a BID, with clear information, insights and inclusive support. I found studying with other BID managers to be hugely beneficial in developing best practice and a more critical path to success.”

Amy Sheppard, Winchester BID

“I’ve recently completed my CiBM and thoroughly enjoyed the process from start to finish. The lessons were useful and I learnt skills that I can apply to my existing role at Winchester BID. I enjoyed the research piece and completed the course having written a dissertation that can be used to benefit the work of the BID moving forwards.”

Matthew John, Hammersmith London

“The Certificate in BID Management Course was superb learning experience and brought together so many elements to provide a rich and varied overview of BIDs. It has reinforced certain aspects of my work and helped me grow and develop other areas that I felt I needed support and guidance on. It was also very enjoyable to be with such an interesting group of colleagues and mentors, I would recommend it highly.”

Chris Travers, Orpington 1st

“The CIBM was a fantastic experience and one which I would thoroughly recommend to both aspiring and experienced BID personnel. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with peers and a comprehensive look at all aspects of working in the BID industry. The speakers were engaging and knowledgeable and offered unrivalled insights into their respective topics.”


The Certificate in BID Management

What is the course?

  • A short course aimed at both BID and non-BID personnel.
  • A part-time course through a combination of distance learning and on-site training days.
  • A qualification which covers all aspects of working within a BID environment:
    • Principles of BIDs
    • BID regulations and policy
    • Governance and levy rules
    • Operational management of BIDs

Why should I do the course?

As the BID industry grows and matures, quality is increasingly paramount to voters. This qualification reassures voters that staff are in place with the appropriate skillset and can be considered industry leaders. The course provides an opportunity to network with peers in the industry and cover all facets of the BID environment. The Certificate in BID Management is the industry’s only formal qualification and since its launch in 2013 has fast established a record of assisting in graduate’s career development.

A look back over the years

Take a look at how the qualification has helped previous graduates develop their careers and what their advice for the class of 2017 would be by clicking here.

If you would like to speak to previous graduates, please get in touch with us.


Auditors and Assessors

External auditor

Christopher Turner, Professor and International Ambassador at Winchester University and Executive Director of Winchester BID

Assessment panel

Fiona Wright, Director, British BIDs
Melanie Richardson, Newham Business Park BID Manager and BID consultant
John Fletcher, Real Estate Manager at Nationwide
Marc Myers, consultant





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