Certificate In BID Management

We're part of a rapidly increasing BID industry which means that quality is increasingly paramount to voters. This qualification reassures voters that staff are in place with the appropriate skillset and can be considered industry leaders. The course provides an opportunity to network with peers in the industry and cover all facets of the BID environment. The Certificate in BID Management is the industry’s only formal qualification and since its launch in 2013 has fast established a record of assisting in graduate’s career development.

  • A short course aimed at both BID and non-BID personnel.
  • A part-time course through a combination of distance learning and on-site training days.
  • A qualification which covers all aspects of working within a BID environment:
    • Principles of BIDs
    • BID regulations and policy
    • Governance and levy rules
    • Operational management of BIDs


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Top left to right -  Sam Murray, Manor Royal BID. Shahrukh Bhatty, South Bank BID. Sally Gilborn, North Notts BID. Paul Spencer, Winchester BID. Patricia Park, Successful Sutton BID. Bottom left to right - Indranie Sookdeo, South Bank BID. Claudia Moore, Weymouth BID. Andi Herring, Independent. Amy Williams, Newcastle-under-Lyme BID. Amie Mullen, Lowestoft Vision BID.

Sarah Nelson, Mansfield BID

“I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the CiBM course and have found it of great use. Not only do you get a grounding of your knowledge and get to share best practice and ideas, you also meet a great group of people who will support each other and become friends throughout and beyond. I would recommend the course to anyone.”

Susan Shaw, Richmond Council

“I enjoyed this very professional and comprehensive BID course and having the opportunity to meet other BID Managers from around the UK. Doing the research project was both demanding and rewarding at the same time!”

Tony Garratt, Bexleyheath BID

“I would recommend the CiBM course to all aspiring BID managers and those that whom are relatively new to the role. The greatest element of the course was the sharing of knowledge and experiences from all sectors of the BID world, whilst refreshing my knowledge of the industry. Furthermore, this course encouraged me to undertake a in depth evaluation of the consumers that use Bexleyheath BID area by way of the extended essay.”

Charlotte Wickins, Chichester BID

“This intensive programme, clearly defines the management responsibilities of a BID, with clear information, insights and inclusive support. I found studying with other BID managers to be hugely beneficial in developing best practice and a more critical path to success.”

Amy Sheppard, Winchester BID

“I’ve recently completed my CiBM and thoroughly enjoyed the process from start to finish. The lessons were useful and I learnt skills that I can apply to my existing role at Winchester BID. I enjoyed the research piece and completed the course having written a dissertation that can be used to benefit the work of the BID moving forwards.”

Matthew John, Hammersmith London

“The Certificate in BID Management Course was superb learning experience and brought together so many elements to provide a rich and varied overview of BIDs. It has reinforced certain aspects of my work and helped me grow and develop other areas that I felt I needed support and guidance on. It was also very enjoyable to be with such an interesting group of colleagues and mentors, I would recommend it highly.”

Chris Travers, Orpington 1st

“The CIBM was a fantastic experience and one which I would thoroughly recommend to both aspiring and experienced BID personnel. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with peers and a comprehensive look at all aspects of working in the BID industry. The speakers were engaging and knowledgeable and offered unrivalled insights into their respective topics.”

Click here to read some of the dissertations from our graduates

Yes! Click here to see the schedule for class two which commences in June. If you are interested in taking the course please email Drew

2017

WIlma Sagoe, Ilford BID
Sarah Nelson, Mansfield BID
Jane Bastock, Winchester BID
Patrick Knight, Plymouth City Council
Mike Crane, Uxbridge BID
Diane Mansell, Soho Road BID
Nikki Rolls, Walsall Council
Gerry Barwick, Twickenham BID
Susan Shaw, Richmond Council
Mike Truelove, Hereford BID
Natalie Dickson, Nottingham BID
Daniel O'Neill, Acocks Green Village BID
Brian Albuquerque, Wandsworth Council
Marcia Greenwood, Northfield BID
Thomas Zane-Black, Your Bromley BID
Amy Sheppard, Winchester BID
Lorinda Freint, Wandsworth Council
Charlotte Wickins, Chichester BID
Tony Garrett, Bexleyheath BID

2016

Steve Sawyer, Manor Royal BID 
Matthew John, HammersmithLondon 
Nic Durston, Southbank BID 
Nicola Grant, Putney Town Centre 
Alicia Mosquito, Westside BID 
Will Dyson, WeAreWaterloo 
Chris Travers, Orpington 1st 
Rupert Basham, HammersmithLondon 

2015

Jo Hawkins, Destination Bristol
Ross Feeney, Successful Sutton
Andrew Mitchell, Alloa BID
Tammy Sleet, Wimborne

2014

Ben Collins, Ilford BID
Rebecca Handley, Kingstonfirst
Lee Walker, Ipswich Central
Katie Lindsey, Baker Street Quarter
Andrew Cooper, Bath BID
Maris Puks, Waterloo Quarter
Alison Shaw, BID Leamington
Josyanne Thatcher, Cornwall Council
Alison Dewey, Southend BID

2013

Julie Thorneycroft, Northampton BID
Hasanul Hoque, Camden Town Unlimited
Frances Forrest, Vauxhall One
Ann Hunter, Ealing Broadway BID
Russell Downing, Newbury BID
Cherry Shine, Wolverhampton Council
Robin Hibbert, New West End Company
Catherine Turness, Winchester BID