Updates

The latest news, insights from CEO Chris Turner and announcements can be found below.

BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - MAY

The last four weeks has seen three new BIDs coming through successful ballot. Penrith Industrial Estates marked the 300th BID in the British Isles, followed by Minehead and then Clevedon. We now await Essential Edinburgh, and Lowestoft, both renewal ballots and Shirley, a new developing BID.  Much of the data that...

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BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INDUSTRY CELEBRATES 300 BIDS

British BIDs today announces a momentous milestone for the Business Improvement District (BID) industry across the UK and Ireland as it reaches 300 BIDs. Last Friday, businesses in Penrith industrial estates have voted favourably for the creation of a BID, a ‘yes’ vote which marks a total of 300 BIDs for...

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Check out our photos from the Professional Development Day

Thank you to those of you who attended the Bb Professional Development Day. All of the photos from the day can be found here ...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - APRIL

It has been an interesting four weeks for ballots, with successes in both Leamington and Warrington, but failures in both Bedminster and Morpeth. It will be for the industry to try to analyse the reasons for the unsuccessful ballots and try and learn. We are look forward to the results of...

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What you can discover on the new Bb website

Written by Emily Richards, Marketing Manager If you haven’t yet taken a look at our new website, we do hope you take the opportunity to explore this, particularly if you are member. Our membership organisation is continuing to grow and we remain the leading membership organisation for BIDs. With this...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - MARCH

The last month has been busy for BIDs, with thirteen ballots. Kirkwall, Astmoor, Halebank, and Manor Royal, along with Northbank, Streatham, Coventry and King's Heath were all successful renewals. At the same time five new were delivered successfully in Oswestry, Chelmsford, Penge, Beckenham, and Wood Green respectively. As you may...

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ENTER THE NATIONAL BID AWARDS

It’s back! As part of your response to the National BID survey, BIDs are invited to nominate one of their place marketing or place management projects. You can also choose to enter the awards offline here. Winners will be presented at the National BIDs Conference in November.The National BID Awards offers BIDs the opportunity...

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How to tackle cigarette litter

Smoking might be on the decline, but cigarettes are still the most littered item in the world by far: around 4.5 trillion are dropped on the ground every year. As a result, 80% of British streets have cigarette litter and areas with high footfall often struggle to keep it under...

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