What have other BIDs delivered around the country?

BID Delivered
Here are some projects delivered by BIDs around the UK


  • Great Yarmouth introduced a ‘First Hour Free’ parking initiative which increased footfall by 2.6%.
  • Falmouth provided free parking in February with 70% businesses seeing an upturn in trade.
  • Newcastle introduced ‘Alive after 5’ with free parking, early evening offers, late night opening and events generating £106m in sales and 1.9m visitors in a 12 month period.

Business Support

  • Bath’s tender for trade waste and recycling scheme saved £150,000.
  • Winchester’s Business Centre provided flexible facilities for start ups generating £9,600 income.
  • Rugby’s scheme to support start up businesses reduced vacancy rates.
  • Safety and health
  • Nottingham introduced a late night partnership to improve safety and reduce anti social behaviour at night.
  • Waterloo introduced a project to improve wellbeing in the workplace at lunchtime.
  • Winchester introduced street pastors and alcohol fuelled violence fell by 62%, assaults fell by 39% and criminal damage fell by 57%.


  • Leamington’s Food & Drink Festival attracted 25,000 people and increased town centre footfall by between 7% and 16%.
  • Bath’s Fashion Week attracted 9,000 visitors to the city.
  • In St Elgin businesses worked together to create The Wedding Street which presented a co-ordinated and more compelling reason for people to visit.
  • The ‘tunnel of love’ cinema in Vauxhall generated £3,000 income.


  • Hinkley and Great Yarmouth introduced town centre wifi which provided information to visitors and provided the platform for town centre apps.


  • Ealing introduced a vintage & antiques market.
  • Kingston worked on the regeneration of the market attracting 80,000 visitors.