What is the BID
What is the Bid

Businesses in Fleet have voted to form a new business led and business funded partnership known as a Business Improvement District (BID).

BIDs have been established in over 260 places across the UK, with the aim of providing targeted improvements to commercial areas. These improvements are not a replacement for the council’s responsibilities to the town, but additional business enhancements.

The vision for the Fleet Business Improvement District is to create a vibrant town we can all be proud of, where businesses prosper, our communities thrive and visitors choose to shop and do business.

The BID is led by 11 BID Board Directors. Find out more about the Directors here…

The BID is focusing on delivering projects in three key areas:

  • Marketing, Promotion and Events
  • Improving the Experience in Fleet
  • Business Support

Download the Fleet BID Business Plan here…

Fleet BID Area

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.
  
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 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.

BID Communication

Fleet BID keeps businesses in the BID area updated through our website, social media, our regular email updates and printed newsletters.

Read our latest newsletter here…

If you do not receive our regular emails contact us to receive our email updates.