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BID Academy Training Courses

We offer a range of training options, for both developing and established BIDs and can also provide bespoke training days focused on your specific requirements. These can be delivered in the BID's location. Get in touch with us for more details on how we can help provide expert advice and training.

Our current courses include: 

  • Developing and renewing a BID
  • An Introduction to BIDs
  • Marketing Within a BID
  • Local Authority: Setting up and monitoring a BID
  • Governing and managing a BID

Bb members receive a minimum of 25% discount on all courses.

Current courses available to book are:

If your BID is heading towards a ballot this course is essential. Documenting in a clear step by step chronology what must be done, when it needs to be done and how to maximise your chances of a successful ballot outcome. The course will cover everything that you need to know whether you are developing or renewing a BID. 

It will also provide the opportunity to meet and network with industry peers who are also approaching their ballots. 

Sinead McAleavey from Newry BID said 'I would heartily recommend the British BIDs training on running a BID re-election campaign. The course was clear, practical and unequivocal. It broke the whole process down into easy-to-understand steps, dispelling fears and bolstering confidence.'

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Tuesday 17th March 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

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Tuesday 16th June 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

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Thursday 8th October 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

Whether you are developing a BID, working in a BID, a Board member, or just thinking of becoming involved, it is crucial that you know as much as possible. This course will cover all of the essential information you need to know about BID industry. From the inception of BIDs in the UK and how the industry has evolved to how BIDs are developed, managed, renewed, monitored and much more. The course will include examples of best practice in terms of the ballot process, project delivery and governance. 

Helen Tripconey from St Ives BID said;

"I recently attended the introduction to BIDs course run by Chris Turner which was incredibly useful in so many ways. Meeting other BID employees from different parts of the country and with different roles and sharing stories and ideas was invaluable. Chris was not only a mind of information but also his experience as a BID professional provided not only fact but also evoked ideas and encouraged enthusiasm. As I came from a non BID background I certainly felt the day helped both my role as a BID manager and my confidence grow a great deal. 

Lucy Boazman from Basingstoke Together said;

'The introduction to BIDs course was a great way for me to prepare my new team members for the world of BIDs. The course provided us with a detailed and relevant overview of how BID originated.  The structure of a BID as well as sharing good practise, success stories and a summary of the ballot process. I would recommend any BID manager to include this in their employee inductions.'

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Tuesday 25th February 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

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Thursday 18th June 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

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Tuesday 6th October 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

Join us to discover and learn all about the key communications requirements and techniques required to run a successful BID. Including consumer marketing and communications to levy paying businesses as well as ballot campaigns. What are the best methods to get your messages across? How do you decide what your messages are? How should you use social media and other platforms? This course will help you to plan your communications and marketing campaigns in line with using best practice examples.

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Tuesday 4th February 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

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Thursday 2nd July 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

If you work for or with a Local Authority and would like to understand the requirements of your organisation this course covers everything in the regulations. Whether the BID is already in operation or in the development stages. The course covers all of the responsibilities of the Local Authority including baseline agreements, BID boundaries, BID proposals, levy rules and much more. This course is also suitable for BID employees and Directors to help ensure awareness of their Local Authorities responsibilities.  


Sharon Strutt from London Borough of Redbridge said;

‘I found the course really helpful providing a clear step by step approach to the BID process. The course offers an invaluable guide for Local Authorities either setting up a BID for the first time or going through a BID Renewal process.'

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Tuesday 24th March 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

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Tuesday 22nd September 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London

Are you on a BID Board? Are you aware of the legal responsibilities and the obligations that come with this role? Drawing upon legal frameworks, this course will provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of your responsibilities and the processes to have in place to ensure that the BID delivers effectively and helps to enhance your reputation.

Armardip Healy from Epsom Borough Council said;

'The British BIDs course on governing and managing a BID should be compulsory for all those starting out on the process of setting up a BID. Even if a BID is up and running it is a must for all directors and board members irrespective.'

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Wednesday 27th May 2020

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Savills, Margaret Street, London