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Delivering Quality, Innovation and Knowledge to the BID industry


British BIDs membership benefits

British BIDs (Bb) is a highly respected and long established organisation focused entirely on Business Improvement Districts. Through the delivery of advice, training, products and services, it delivers quality, innovation and knowledge to the rapidly growing UK BIDs industry.

Membership provides benefits for everybody involved in BIDs. From Chief Executives and Managers to Directors, Board members, Local Authorities and other stakeholders.

Our membership package provides access to the Bb team of BID practitioners with years of experience throughout the country in the industry.

As a member you will have unrestricted access to the following:

Information, support and advice – Bb assists dozens of established and developing BIDs via our dedicated hotline and email service on a weekly basis with technical advice, support and queries. The Bb team provides knowledge on scenarios including BID development, governance, finances, levy rules and renewals. We engage with around 100 queries a month.

Research – Priority access to research conducted by British BIDs including the National BID Survey and the National BID Criteria, produced in partnership with major levy paying organisations.

BID Industry Insight – Our regular and extensive Ballot Watch service provides crucial information on the BID industry. Other Insights focus on policy matters, blogs, case studies and more.

Head Office voter contact list – Regularly updated to ensure BIDs are able to communicate with the correct contacts. To obtain this, please email us.

The BID Academy – A wide variety of training courses are available including the Certificate in BID Management (CiBM). British BIDs provided training to over 100 people in 2016. This will be eclipsed in 2017. Members receive 25% discount on all BID Academy courses.

In addition, members will receive 24/7 advice and guidance from the BID team when required.

Accreditation – Satisfy the criteria that is set by key industry partners by undertaking the accreditation and achieving the kite mark. Accreditation independently assesses a BIDs governance, management, finances, performance management, communications and reporting. BIDs can now choose to submit their accreditation audit online. Members receive a 25% discount.

Networking Opportunities – There are opportunities to network with peers at events including the annual conference and free Marketing Forums.

Policy and Guidance papers –Aimed at giving BIDs the key facts on the critical issues in the timeline of a BID. The guidelines will work through many key topics, all linked in to The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004.  New papers are released monthly and each series will be available on the Bb website for members.

Business Plan Review Service – We are now able to offer a more sophisticated response whereby we can comment on a draft business plan to ensure it meets the National BID Criteria, and signal if elements have been omitted from the document. We can return this in note form as an email, and we will require two weeks to review each plan. Contact us to arrange your review.

Our current members who benefit from our membership services
Aberdeen Inspired
Acocks Green Village BID
Altrincham BID
Argall BID
Bedford BID
Bexleyheath BID
BID Camborne
Blackburn BID
Boots UK
Bournemouth Town Centre BID
Brighton BID
Bromley Council
Calderdale Council
Cambridge BID
Canterbury Connected BID
Carmarthen BID
CBRE (For Barclays)
Chichester BID
Coventry BID
Destination Bristol
Dorchester BID
Dorking Town Partnership
Durham BID
Eastbourne BID
Essential Edinburgh
Felixstowe Forward
Fleet Business Forum
Garratt BID
Greater Yarmouth TBID
GVA Grimley (For Royal Bank of Scotland)
Halton Chamber of Commerce (Halebank BID)
Harrow BID
Hastings BID
Heart of London Business Alliance
High Wycombe
Hinckley BID
Ilford BID
inSwindon BID
Inverness BID
Ipswich Central
John Lewis Partnership
Keighley BID
Kendal BID
Kings Heath BID
Kings Lynn BID
Lancing BID
London Borough of Bexley (Sidcup BID)
London Borough of Havering
London Borough of Redbridge
London Borough of Sutton
Lowestoft Vision
Manor Royal
Mansfield BID
Central Milton Keynes
New West End Company
Newcastle Under-Lyme BID
Next PLC
North Notts BID
Northfield BID
Northumberland Council
Nottingham BID
One Maidstone CIC
Orpington 1st
Plymouth BID
Plymouth Waterfront BID
Putney BID
Royal Tunbridge Wells Together
Sheldon Town Centre
Shrewsbury BID
Skipton BID
Soho Road BID
Solihull BID
Southampton BID
South Bank BID
Southend BID
Southport BID
Stockport BID
St. Austell BID
Successful Sutton
Sunderland BID
Swansea BID
Twickenham BID
Uttlesford District Council
Uxbridge BID
Wandsworth BID
Watford BID
West Ealing BID
Westside BID
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Willow BID
Winchester BID
Winsford BID
Wolverhampton BID
Worcester BID

For more information, please contact Drew who will guide you through the simple steps to set up your membership and issue you with a unique discount code to be used on the Academy Training Programme. Please click here to view the membership terms and conditions.

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