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About British BIDs

British BIDs (Bb) supports the interests and values of the Business Improvement District (BID) industry and is the forum for its members to learn, network, share experiences and lead the industry.

Through the delivery of advice, training, products and services, our membership package provides access to our team of BID practitioners with a wealth of experience in the industry.

There are benefits to becoming a Bb member for everybody involved in BIDs. From Chief Executives and Managers to Directors, Board members, Local Authorities and other stakeholders.

Membership Benefits

Bb membership saves you valuable time in researching information that it has at its finger tips. Particularly important for BIDs with smaller teams.

Membership helps BIDs save money by providing the knowledge you need to make the right decisions quickly. Minimising financial outlay.

Membership gives reassurance, as our advice will help you manage your BID efficiently and effectively. Helping it to be the best it can whilst giving you peace of mind.

Membership increases knowledge by providing you with the tools and know-how to develop a strong BID.

Membership helps to build strong BID teams and increase staff expertise and knowledge through the Bb training programmes and networking opportunities.

Membership gives your BID the best chance of being renewed through our advice and associated support services.

Full Bb membership benefits can be viewed here.

Are you involved with an Industrial Estate or Business Park BID? Ask about membership to our Industrial BIDs Group. Find out more here.

Our Vision and Values

OUR VISION IS "Leading the BID industry"

We provide high quality and ground-breaking professional services to the BID industry.

The BID industry will recognise a professional delivery style combined with value for money, resulting in the quality delivery of tailor-made industry products and services.


  • Continually reviewing and creating new approaches and solutions for the industry.


  • We offer trusted advice, from experienced practitioners. We are continually reviewing and creating new approaches and solutions for the industry.


  • As custodians of technical and up to date data on behalf of the industry, we always deliver the very best service to our members and partners whilst raising standards of delivery in the industry.

"MyMiltonKeynes BID has been a member of British BIDs for a number of years and has utilised a full range of services over the years, this has included support during the ballot process, through to accessing training to support the board and the team. However, one of the greatest benefits has been being part of a larger family or network of BIDs, the sharing of best practice, idea exchange and general support from colleagues from the country. We find the National BIDs Conference informative, providing a great place to network and improve knowledge and understanding of what is happening across our industry nationally." - Jill Farnsworth, Chief Executive, My Milton Keynes