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Industrial BIDs Group

In recognition of the economic importance of Industrial and Business Park BIDs whilst acknowledging that they are very different to town centre BIDs, British BIDs has launched a bespoke membership package which includes dedicated networking opportunities and representation for Industrial and Business Park BIDs.

The group was formed in 2020 to act as a focal point for bespoke networking for Industrial BID Managers, best practice sharing, policy framing and general profile raising of industrial BIDs.

Our bespoke Industrial BID membership package is open to BIDs operating on industrial estates or business parks. The package includes all the usual Bb benefits plus Industrial BID virtual meetings (4 times a year with a mix of “expert speaker” sessions, policy sessions and informal issues-based surgeries), one physical meeting per year (subject to interest) and access to a friendly group of like-minded BID practitioners.

To find out more, contact Mel Richardson

Joanne Taylor who manages Industrial BIDs in both Widnes and Runcorn said:

"I have really enjoyed meeting other Industrial BID managers and sharing information. By working together in this way, we can solve problems and do our best to support our levy payers".

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director at Manor Royal BID said:
"It’s great to bring managers from Industrial BIDs together. These BIDs represent a wide range of different types of levy payers including the head offices of large multi-national companies, utilities, businesses in the professional services sector, trade and those that support the retail, leisure and hospitality industry".

14th March 2024 at 2pm - Ask the Expert: Topics of interest such as cost saving schemes, smart procurement, training, deals/discounts for levy payers: do they actually work? / Performance: what do BIDs measure, how do they measure it, why do they measure those things?

17th April 2024 – all day – On Site Study Visit to BIDs in Cheshire run by Groundwork.

13th June 2024 at 2pm - Open Forum: no agenda. An informal catch up hosted in an “around the houses” style. It’s free form where BIDs can air latest concerns and developments, any issues, any successes and gain input as needed from the other participants.

12th September 2024 at 2pm - Industry Insights & Strategic Matters: A top view from Chris Turner and Nic Durston from British BIDs on the latest industry trends, issues and matters of interest.

5th December 2024 at 2pm - The BIG issue: a chance for one or two to present a big issue they are facing. A short presentation about the challenge is followed by a discussion from the group in a workshop style to come up with ideas for how the problem might be solved.