Updates

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

BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - JANUARY

A Happy New Year to you all and I hope your year has started with zest and enthusiasm. We are in a complex world, with the European Union outcome yet to resolve itself and thus much government business on hold and a very difficult Christmas period for some of our...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - DECEMBER

This last month has been extremely busy with ballots. Clearly with over ballots 50 a year, and the tendency to peak in the spring and the autumn, there will be a large number in these last few months. We thus welcome three new BIDs in Clapham Junction and Battersea, Rhyl, and...

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Thank you to our British BIDs members

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our members for their ongoing support in 2018. This year has seen us grow to our largest membership ever.We had a very successful National BIDs Conference in November with over 180 delegates attending. Our Professional Development Day back in April was also fully booked...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - NOVEMBER

After the activity of last month, ballot life hasn’t slowed down! We have recorded fourteen ballots in the last four weeks and all were successful. Of these, eight were renewals; Blackburn, Otley, Eastleigh, Brixton, Shrewsbury, Soho Road, Alloa Town Centre, and Newcastle NE1. Six were new BIDs: Bradford, Brighouse, Rochdale, Harrogate...

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Autumn Budget 2018: Highlights for the BID industry

Budget 2018: 'Era of austerity coming to an end' Today, Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget as Chancellor. It was the first Monday Budget since 1962.In this email we bring you a summary of the Budget. Before we get into the core of the Budget, whilst it's an important day, the Spending...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - OCTOBER

It’s been a terrific few weeks for BIDs, with BID ballot successes in Giffnock Village, Broadmead Bristol, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bradford. Coming up later this month are Alloa, Newcastle NE1, Shrewsbury, Soho Road Birmingham, Andover, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Brixton. We can, as ever, keep you updated through Ballot Watch, our weekly ballot...

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Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government BID Loan Fund

Last week British BIDs and the MHCLG signed a further two year contract for British BIDs to manage the BID Loan Fund. Clearly British BIDs is excited to be able to continue our support to those towns and cities that see a BID as the answer to their futures, and want to join the over...

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British BIDs appointed to support South Bank BID with 2019 renewal ballot

We're pleased to be working with South Bank BID, offering them comprehensive renewal support via Ballot Buddy. Working closely with the British BIDs team, South Bank BID will further benefit from planning, modelling, policy, research and communications support. South Bank is one of London’s most dynamic neighbourhoods: the cultural heart of...

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Faster broadband underpins UK BIDs - Openreach

Openreach have sent us this article on their Community Fibre Partnerships with case studies on Sutton Coldfield and Cardiff, read it here...

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National BIDs Conference by Ben Collins

For this November’s National BIDs conference we have strived to bring together a range of the best and brightest speakers. Speakers that will address the issues facing high streets and BIDs throughout the country, and who won’t be afraid to discuss the threats and opportunities places are facing. In fact...

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