BID Facts

A BID = A focused business community with a sustainable resource and clear business plan for the betterment of the area

A BID would improve Beddington Industrial Area
but don’t take our word for it…


Solihull, Birmingham BID

  • Spends £1.3 million on marketing and events over the five year BID term

Truro, Cornwall BID

  • 3 consecutive Gold awards for South West in Bloom
  • Events bringing in an additional 25,000 people
  • Website receives 1,000 hits per day with one page for every business to the value of £150
  • Production of 17,500 event guides
  • Marketing coverage valued at £30,000 – £40,000
  • 9th lowest retail vacancy rate in UK (out of 750)

Falmouth BID

  • Falmouth Spring Festival
  • New logo and brand for the town
  • 100,000 new visitor map guides distributed
  • New logo to support Fal 350
  • New Falmouth shopper bag
  • Six vacant sites revamped eg Woolworths and Threshers
  • Official new website with over 500 pages
  • National PR campaign achieving £200,000 worth of national coverage – a return on investment of 15:1
  • New street furniture, 200+ new flags, 2,500+ metres of bunting and 100+ floral displays
  • New Christmas Festival
  • A new cruise ship scheme that has trialled the dropping of 5,000 passengers in the centre of town
  • Numerous FREE training courses for local businesses and financial support for all major local events.

Cannock Chase BID

  • BID boundary involved 5 Business Parks over 3 Towns forming 1 BID
  • Installed 16 CCTV cameras, same specification as those operating at Birmingham Airport
  • Provided 24/7 CCTV monitoring
  • Businesses had CCTV software on their home laptops enabling remote viewing of their business
  • Fortnightly grounds maintenance – litter pick, grass cutting, chemical weedspray, landscaping
  • Mobile security patrols

Broad Street BID

  • Recorded crime down by 50.7%
  • 87% of visitors thought that Broad Street was safer than before the BID
  • 385 hanging baskets in the BID area each year
  • Generated £2.1 million of positive media coverage in 12 months
  • Created the high profile ‘Walk of the Stars’
  • Installed 37,000 LED tree lights
  • BID branded taxi marshals

Rugby BID

  • Installed state of the art CCTV system in the town
  • 24/7 monitoring by BID CCTV operatives
  • Rugby Rangers – high visibility, friendly, helpful town ambassadors patrolling the town
  • Shoplifting incidents decreased by 54%
  • Every week their BID Clean Team visit 90+ businesses to clean the exterior of business premises, shop frontages and doorways
  • Introduced events and marketing to encourage more visitors to Rugby

Plymouth BID

  • Daytime crime reduced by 23%
  • 300,000 additional day time visitors to the city since the start of the BID
  • Parking promotions
  • Plymouth BID manages the Council car parking service

Camden BID

  • Funded an additional 28 uniformed Police Officers to patrol the BID area
  • Reduced crime by over 30%
  • Removed 4,000 pieces of graffiti
  • Prepared and delivered a £10 million streetscape regeneration plan
  • All BID streets cleaned at least once a day, in addition to the Council standard service
  • Introduced London’s first 24 hour commercial pop up space

Winchester BID

  • 25% increase in daily tours of the city
  • £48,000 Christmas campaign

InHolborn BID‘s bulk buying club achieved 25% savings on electricity costs

Bedford BID’s marketing created an additional 9,000 people in town per week

Hull’s BID achieved a 38% reduction in crime within the city

Kingston BID’s retail sales increased by 7.5%

Coventry’s BID increased footfall by over 2% when the West Midlands average was down by 6%, a very dramatic contrast

90% of respondents felt that the level of cleanliness had improved or greatly improved as a result of the Holborn BID

The New West End Company (London) achieved two years of sales growth ahead of the UK in the first term of the BID