Your York BID 

Working together for a stronger York

Your York BID 

Working together for a stronger York

Delivering services which make York a great place to work, live, visit, study and do business.

York Business Improvement District (BID) is working on behalf of local businesses to deliver key investments and economic growth for York city centre.

Featured Projects

A reassuring presence in the city centre

Keeping our city beautiful and clean

A cleaner and greener city

A vibrant and entertaining place to be

York’s Future Developments

Explore York’s future vision with proposed development projects for the coming years. Get involved and have your say for the local community.


Latest News & Insights

York BID hosts Annual General Meeting

12 July 2024

York BID welcomed local business representatives and partners to its Annual General Meeting last night, which took place at the Principal York Hotel Events Centre. Guests heard from a variety of speakers at…

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Choose Respect, Not Regrets – York’s Latest Campaign Focuses on Courteous Behaviour at Night

9 July 2024

York BID and partners have recently launched their latest campaign ‘Choose Respect, Not Regrets’, a Purple Flag initiative, which highlights the importance of respectful behaviour in the city. The campaign…

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Ey Up York – York BID’s Latest Mural Completed on Back Swinegate

7 June 2024

The new Peregrine Falcon mural has now been completed on Back Swinegate. The mural has been commissioned by York BID and created by York-born mural artist, SledOne, as part of the…

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York City Centre Insights Q1-2024

1 June 2024

Our quarterly report brings together data from multiple, credible sources as a means of measuring the economic performance of York city centre. The figures shown below are representative of the…

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Reignite IV: The Next Generation

31 May 2024

Reignite returned for its fourth event ‘The Next Generation’ last night. The event, at York St John University’s Creative Centre, featured presentations from York graduates that have gone on to…

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Reignite III: Global Stages – A retrospective by Rachel Bean

18 April 2024

Reignite returned for its third event ‘Global Stages – Reframing the Creative Industries in York’, bringing together 250 guests from York’s creative and business communities. The event explored York’s ascent…

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York Restaurant Week breaks all-time record!

19 March 2024

York Restaurant Week has had its most successful event to date in terms of the boost in trade for hospitality businesses, quelling concerns around potential reduced consumer spending. The initiative…

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Colour & Light has enjoyed another successful year!

29 February 2024

Colour & Light 2024 ran from 7th – 25th February 2024. The project transformed part of the city with a vibrant light display during the colder winter months, to bring…

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Lunar New Year Celebration at York Mansion House

21 February 2024

The historic York Mansion House was transformed into a vibrant hub of cultural celebration last night as York welcomed Lunar New Year with a dazzling event. With traditional performances and…

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York City Centre Insights – Quarter 4 2023

16 February 2024

Periodically, York BID brings together data from a variety of sources in order to shed light on the economic performance of York city centre. This report focuses on the quarter…

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Ghosts In The Gardens York

Ghosts In The Gardens

Cementing York’s reputation as one of the most haunted cities in Europe, York BID brings you Ghosts in The Gardens – historic sculptures in beautiful settings. York BID has again…
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York Food Festival

York Food & Drink Festival

York Food & Drink Festival promotes local food producers, independent restaurants and retailers in York. In addition to delicious food and drink, you will find educational and fun workshops and…
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Autumn Rejuvenation Days

Due to the popularity of our Spring project, we are pleased to announce more rejuvenation days, taking place on 10th, 12th & 18th September. If you or your team members…
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Stay, Shop and Socialise

in the heart of the city with the York Gift Card

Take the stress out of gifting and buy the York Gift Card for a wide choice of spending across shops, food and drink, hotels, leisure, entertainment and much more.