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About British BIDs

British BIDs leads the BID industry by supporting the interests and values of BIDs and the work that they do. We are a membership body and work with BIDs and a range of strategic partners across the UK and Ireland.

British BIDs enables its members and others to learn, network, share experiences, and develop best practice. We provide a range of services to BIDs, including research, advice and guidance, training, professional development, and by providing insight on a range of policy issues that relate to BIDs and their work.

British BIDs is part of Savills Place, whose portfolio addresses all aspects of the important relationship between people and places, including individual large office buildings, mixed use schemes, residential developments, leisure and retail centres, towns, cities, and areas that are covered and served by BIDs.

We produce the Annual BID Survey and Report - the authoritative statement on the industry which draws on years of insight, knowledge, and experience of the industry.

Our work is informed, guided, and supported by a wide and diverse range of representatives from across the BID industry, including those who run BIDs, national businesses that pay a BID levy in numerous high streets and town centres across the UK and Ireland, and other specialists.

We run important networks that are relevant to the BID industry, including national groups that address the needs and issues of Industrial BIDs and National levy payers and voters.

We also deliver the annual National BIDs Conference which brings together our members and other BIDs from across the UK, Ireland, and other countries, along with other stakeholders and partners.

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.

"Brilliant Brighton 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." - Gavin Stewart, CEO, Brilliant Brighton BID