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The British BIDs Academy

The British BIDs Academy is the platform for the training and development of BID staff in the UK. We host a multitude of training courses on a wide variety of subjects, covering all aspects of a BIDs life-span and suitable for all levels of expertise. Our content is consistently reviewed and improved, meaning there will always be something new to learn on a course and all of our courses are brought to you by expert professionals in their field.

All training sessions will be held virtually via Zoom or Microsoft Teams throughout 2024.

Zoom can be downloaded from the App Store or used via desktop. Zoom requires an audio connection and an optional video connection. Please ensure you have these available before signing up to our courses.

Pricing information:

Our 2024 online courses are priced at £132 + VAT for non-members. Bb members receive a minimum of 25% discount on all courses. If you'd like more details on this please contact us on contact@britishbids.info

Current courses available to book are:

Online is more important than ever before but how do you use your channels efficiently to make best use of available content and time? Connecting with your levy payers with the right message, in the right place and at the right time is vital.

In this 2.5 hour online course, we will cover top tips and ideas for utilising digital channels to listen to, engage with and promote your levy payers. This course is aimed at Marketing Executives, Marketing Managers and Communication Executives in the BID industry.

If there is anything specific that you would like to ensure is covered during your session, please get in touch.

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Wednesday 29th May 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Whether you are developing a BID, working in a BID, a Board member, new to the world of BIDs, or just thinking of becoming involved, it is crucial that you know as much as possible. This course covers all of the essential information you need to know about the BID industry.

This 2.5 hour online course, led by our Head of Research, Chris Turner, will include examples of best practice in terms of the ballot process, project delivery and governance.  You will gain a strong understanding in how the BID industry has evolved over time and key elements surrounding how BIDs are developed, managed, monitored as well as the processes around ballots and campaigns.

If there is anything specific that you would like to ensure is covered during your session, please get in touch.

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Tuesday 2nd July 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Tuesday 15th October 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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The most successful BIDs are led by innovative, passionate Directors whose attitudes and values clearly represent those of their levy payers and stakeholders. It is crucial, however, that Directors develop an expertise in BIDs. This includes the regulations and governance to ensure that all of the requirements are being met and applied correctly.

This 2.5 hour online course provides serving and potential BID Directors with a clear understanding of their key duties, and how these can be best performed. This includes an understanding of financial and performance management, the Companies Act 2006, the Nolan Principles ethical standards and an overview of the BID industry.

If there is anything specific that you would like to ensure is covered during your session, please get in touch.

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Thursday 18th July 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Tuesday 24th September 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Thursday 21st November 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Running a BID ballot at any time can be confusing and highly technical. When do I serve the required notices? What do the Council need and by when? How do I decide upon my levy rules? These are just some of the questions we receive from BIDs we speak to on a day-to-day basis.  

In this 2.5 hour online course, we cover what needs to happen and when, to ensure that your ballot operates in line with the BID regulations. We also discuss strategies to help gain the support that you will need to increase your chances of a successful turnout.

If there is anything specific that you would like to ensure is covered during your session, please get in touch.

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Thursday 5th September 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Thursday 28th November 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Online

An efficient BID Manager is one who can use their resources to get the job done in a professional manner with good results. Both efficiency and effectiveness are essential characteristics in BIDs where it is essential to be able to demonstrate a return on investment to stakeholders. This course covers a range of areas and tips to help you deliver the optimum service for your stakeholders.

This 2.5 hour online course, led by our Head of Research, Chris Turner, will cover good governance, the key regulatory aspects of a BID ballot, the essential financial procedures for a BID as well as effective operations and management and reporting on performance.

If there is anything specific that you would like to ensure is covered during your session, please get in touch.

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Tuesday 10th September 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Tuesday 8th October 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Online

Places and consumers are changing faster than ever before. Home working, online shopping and heightened competition were all contributing factors in challenging the meaning, relevance and importance of place. Our High Streets are evolving and they can have a bright future. BIDs can play a crucial role in shaping their places and creating experiences for consumers.

This 2.5 hour online course will provide you with ideas on how you can drive change in your place and will look at case studies, consumer profiles and behaviour, trends in place shaping and place shaping strategies.

If there is anything specific that you would like to ensure is covered during your session, please get in touch.

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Wednesday 13th November 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

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Online