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Annual BID Survey and Report 2021

Each year we share our Annual Survey and Report which captures the most up-to-date data for the entire BID industry in the British Isles. Those that attended the 2021 National BIDs Conference enjoyed an exclusive preview of the survey data, and today we are pleased to share with you the full 15th Annual Survey.

 The last eighteen months, since March 2020, have been turbulent, with the Covid-19 pandemic bringing about lockdowns, varying levels of control across the five countries in the British Isles, and a dramatic impact on the business community. Some of this we tracked and recorded in the research we did with the NEF last year; other pieces of relevant research we have announced in our monthly Insight. The purpose and uses of this 15th Annual Survey which we have released today are important.

  • It allows a ‘covid snapshot’ to be taken of the Business Improvement District [BID] community in the UK and Ireland for policy makers, both local and national.
  • It allows chief executives of BIDs to benchmark themselves against their peers and colleagues.
  • It allows Boards of BIDs to both benchmark and identify key performance indicators for their BIDs.
  • It allows levy payers and members of BIDs to ensure that they are getting all the services that they should, and it allows new and developing BIDs to design their services and operations in the most effective fashion.

We hope you find it useful and please do get in touch with us if you'd like to ask any questions.