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Training

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.

In 2022, we will be holding training sessions both virtually - on Zoom - and in-person. Our 'physical' sessions will take place at 33 Margaret St, London. W1G 0JD. Please ensure that you check the location of the session before completing the booking. 

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:

In-person training courses are £225 +VAT for non-members, whilst British BIDs members will receive a 25% discount. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by British BIDs at these courses.

Our online courses are £100+VAT for non-members. Bb members continue to 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 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.

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Course Date

4th October 2022, 10:30 - 13:00

Venue

Online

Even before COVID-19 struck, places and consumers were changing faster than ever before. Home-working, internet trading and heightened competition were all contributing factors in challenging the meaning, relevance and importance of place. Yet, as the UK emerges from this crisis, the commercial landscape will appear very different. Some businesses may not survive whilst others will adapt their offer; consumers will take time to go back to their former habits or they may never do so.  It is important for BID teams to help their businesses reacclimatise by imparting their place-shaping knowledge.

Places were becoming very different prior to the emergency, now we will discover “a different kind of different”. The meaning and future of place will be more important than ever, and BIDs and property owners will need to take a leadership role in planning for the future. 


Course Content

Below is an overview of the topics that can be covered.

→ What makes a ‘place’

→ Consumer profiles and behaviours

→ The changes caused by the pandemic

→ Reporting on performance

→ Examples of place-shaping strategies and success stories

→ Case studies

→ Tasks

→ Q&A

Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to;

Identify trends in place-shaping and understand how these relate to your BID

Understand how the role of BIDs has developed and progressed

Understand creative examples of place-shaping within BIDs

Understand consumer trends and behaviours

Devise a place-shaping strategy

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24th November 2022, 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. Efficiency avoids mistakes and likes to take repeated steps to achieve a goal. Both efficiency and effectiveness are essential characteristics in BIDs where it is essential to be able to demonstrate a return on investment to stakeholders.


Course Content

Below is an overview of the topics that can be covered.

→ Ensuring good governance

→ Key regulatory aspects of holding a BID ballot

→ Effective operations and management

→ Reporting on performance

→ Step-by-step process of winning a ballot

→ Communications and reporting

→ Key financial procedures

→ Q&A

Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to;

  • Understand the essential financial requirements for a BID
  • Set out a step-by-step process for your BIDs progression in accordance to the ‘ABC’ approach.
  • Understand the essential regulatory and legal processes involved in holding a ballot.
  • Identify key channels and methods of communication, both internally and externally.
  • Establish key governance principles.

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14th October 2022, 10:30 - 13:00

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Online

If you are a part of a BID Development at any stage, then 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 is vital.This 2.5 hour online course will cover everything that you need to know as a developing BID. It will also provide the opportunity to virtually network with industry peers who are also approaching their ballots.

Local Authorities, steering groups, Directors, consultants, BID Managers and practitioners will all benefit from this course.


Course Content

Below is an overview of the topics that can be covered.

→ BID Basics and facts

→ BID Regulations

→ The stages of a BID Development

→ A guide to ‘The National BID Criteria’

→ The ballot roadmap

→ Modelling the ballot outcome

→ Q&A

Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to;

Identify the key legal and regulatory dates in holding a ballot

Implement the ABC approach to BID Development into their own situation

Create a ‘modelling exercise’ to predict the ballot outcome

Understand the roles external stakeholders play in a ballot


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Course Date

25th October 2022

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Online