Celebrate our 10th birthday with us


This year we celebrate our 10th birthday by promising to continue to lead the BID industry. As the longest-established and largest membership organisation dedicated to BIDs, we are launching new training courses, events, products and lots more. 

Tens of thousands of businesses across the UK are now part of a BID, and they are raising millions of pounds, improving their towns and cities. We will continue to work to help BIDs succeed. We help set up and support BIDs at every stage including assisting with recruitment and renewals, providing advice and training courses, and important access to networks and the latest industry ideas through our events.  Take a look at this message from our Chief Executive, Chris Turner, below.


This year, the BID industry will get to sign up to exclusive, industry-leading courses including a new Diploma in BID Leadership (DiBL) covering media training, advanced finances, HR and leadership skills. We’re also launching a “Governing and Managing a BID” course - aimed at Senior BID staff and Boards, with optional training delivered on site. This is on top of our existing courses on BID basics, development, renewals and marketing being made available more frequently, and online, thanks to growing demand.

Additionally, after huge success since its launch, we are enhancing the popular Ballot Buddy support package. Ballot Buddy + will provide users with a suite of additional support including research analysis, training options, workshops and ballot monitoring.

Members of British BIDs will continue to benefit from access to our experienced team and a minimum of 25% discount on all additional services. These include mid-term reviews, training courses, events and an enhanced “job bank” service which offers assistance with writing job specs and conducting interviews. We’ll also be announcing new categories of membership soon, so if you’re thinking of joining us, get in touch.

Our official sponsor 

Our sponsor for 2020 is DestinationCore, a trusted website platform to successfully position and brand places – and to promote them across a range of other platforms. Find out more about them here.

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July's BID Insight from Chris Turner

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British BIDs appointed to support West Bromwich BID for renewal ballot

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April's Insight from Professor Chris Turner

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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee - New Policy Issues

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Thank you to our British BIDs members

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Do Your BID’s Lights Need A Refresh?

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Applications for the 2018 Great British High Streets Awards are now open!

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - JUNE

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ENTER THE NATIONAL BID AWARDS

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