BID Governance

Fleet BID operates within a defined geographical area and will bring new initiatives and deliver services in addition to those already provided by local councils and other service providers.

The BID is delivered by the Fleet Business Improvement District Company, an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors are responsible for the delivery of the BID and providing leadership and strategic direction. 

The BID operates under very clear legal guidance with a business plan, Board minutes including decisions and expenditure statements which are published on the BID website. The accounts are audited each year and a more detailed expenditure statement is available to every business who has paid the BID levy as part of being a business in the BID area. In addition, Fleet BID has achieved British BID’s accreditation following a thorough audit of the BID’s operations by an external body.


Our governance principles can be found here. Our latest audited accounts can be downloaded here and our articles of association here.

All activities are designed to meet one or more of the following aims:

  • Increase footfall
  • Save businesses money
  • Generate additional income that can then be invested in the town
  • Improving the experience in Fleet
  • Provide business support
  • Support good practice guidance for BIDs around the country

The BID Board meet regularly to agree priorities. Minutes of board meetings, annual levy payer meetings and general meetings can be found here.

The part time BID Manager is the main liaison point between the BID Board and the businesses and responsible for ensuring the delivery of projects defined by the Board..