National BID Awards

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If you have a project and are not sure which category it should be entered in please call us on 0845 112 0118.


The National BID Awards offer all BIDS the opportunity to tell us about admirable projects that they have delivered. There are three categories; Place Marketing, Place Management and Special Recognition. The shortlist will be announced in the summer with the winners announced at the National BIDs Conference in November. You do not have to be a British BIDs member to enter.

2019 categories

BIDs can enter as many projects in as many categories as they wish. This year’s categories are;

  • Place Marketing - BIDs up and down the country are delivering fantastic marketing projects and which enliven their town and city centres. Now is your chance to show off and be worthy of an award. The types of initiatives you might like to consider for this year's National BID Awards cover a broad range of ideas, from outdoor events, a new website/app, launching a new brand, delivering loyalty schemes, competitions, festive campaigns and much more! 
  • Place Management - Does your BID have a project which is improving the town centre? Share it with us to have the opportunity to win a BID award. If you have successfully delivered a great signage project, cleaning scheme, homelessness initiative, public realm project or any great place management schemes you are proud of, we want to hear about it! 
  • Special Recognition - A new category introduced for 2019. This category is for projects which do not sit within the Place Management or Place Marketing categories but are still worthy of recognition.


How winners are decided

Shortlisted entries will be announced in September. These are then considered by the judging panel which is made up of members of the National BIDs Advisory Board (NBAB).


The winners announced at the National BIDs Conference in November.


2018/past winners

You can read all about the 2018 each shortlist here



Here are the 2018 winners, being awarded at our National BIDs conference last November


Winner of Place Management award 2018

Watford BID – Building the foundations for our future

• £2.3m redesign of Watford High Street, leading to the new £200m intu extension - to complement intu materials and design

• Restricted access of vehicles to High Street via NPRS, 42% reduction in buses using route.

• Relocation and extension of disabled parking (4 to 6) and taxi facilities (4p/t to 9 f/t), plus new waiting area.

• Cost to the BID = £30,000

• Improved street scape and town centre environment, linking town to intu and ensuring a destination of quality

• Facilitated take up of street pavement licenses for new businesses and existing businesses

• Strong partnership between the BID, Watford Borough Council, Herts CC and LEP

• £13.3m of new investment in the town centre as a result of the partnership.

Winner of Place Marketing award 2018

Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Ltd – The Homecoming 2018

• The Homecoming 2018 was one of a series of events in the area linked with Circus250. Philip Astley, the founder of the modern-day circus was born in Newcastle-underLyme

• The event played to Newcastle-under-Lyme’s historical link with the invention of the Modern Day circus.

• Delivered with Local Authority and Arts Council Funding which the BID applied for.

• Cost to the BID = £5,050.00

2018 Shortlist

Place Management

Winner: Watford BID – Building the foundations for our future

Shortlist

· Bournemouth Town Centre BID – Metropole market

· Manor Royal BID – The Terrace Pocket Park

· New West End Company – Wild West End Garden

· Truro BID – City Clean Up Week

Place Marketing

Winner: Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Ltd – The Homecoming 2018

Shortlist

· Bournemouth Coastal BID – Go Bournemouth Coast (GoBoCoast)

· Your Bromley – Bromley Schools Wheelbarrow Competition

· Colmore BID – Thresholds

· Nottingham BID – The Big Lunch

· South Bank BID (in partnership with We Are Waterloo) – STAR CARD

· St Albans BID – George Street Gin & Jazz

· St Ives BID – St Ives Seagull Trail Map

· Vauxhall BID – LoveVaux


You can read all about each project here

Watford BID – Building the foundations for our future

• £2.3m redesign of Watford High Street, leading to the new £200m intu extension - to complement intu materials and design

• Restricted access of vehicles to High Street via NPRS, 42% reduction in buses using route.

• Relocation and extension of disabled parking (4 to 6) and taxi facilities (4p/t to 9 f/t), plus new waiting area.

• Cost to the BID = £30,000

• Improved street scape and town centre environment, linking town to intu and ensuring a destination of quality

• Facilitated take up of street pavement licenses for new businesses and existing businesses

• Strong partnership between the BID, Watford Borough Council, Herts CC and LEP

• £13.3m of new investment in the town centre as a result of the partnership.

Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Ltd – The Homecoming 2018

• The Homecoming 2018 was one of a series of events in the area linked with Circus250. Philip Astley, the founder of the modern-day circus was born in Newcastle-underLyme

• The event played to Newcastle-under-Lyme’s historical link with the invention of the Modern Day circus.

• Delivered with Local Authority and Arts Council Funding which the BID applied for.

• Cost to the BID = £5,050.00

Place Management

Winner: Watford BID – Building the foundations for our future

Shortlist

· Bournemouth Town Centre BID – Metropole market

· Manor Royal BID – The Terrace Pocket Park

· New West End Company – Wild West End Garden

· Truro BID – City Clean Up Week

Place Marketing

Winner: Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Ltd – The Homecoming 2018

Shortlist

· Bournemouth Coastal BID – Go Bournemouth Coast (GoBoCoast)

· Your Bromley – Bromley Schools Wheelbarrow Competition

· Colmore BID – Thresholds

· Nottingham BID – The Big Lunch

· South Bank BID (in partnership with We Are Waterloo) – STAR CARD

· St Albans BID – George Street Gin & Jazz

· St Ives BID – St Ives Seagull Trail Map

· Vauxhall BID – LoveVaux


You can read all about each project here