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

Live music 5-9pm every evening, 22-30 September 2023

Discover eerie sculptures in beautiful settings

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 Drives Partnership Approach to Public Safety During Ebor Race Weekend

3 August 2023

York BID has listened to businesses’ safety concerns over the upcoming Ebor race weekend. The BID chairs a bi-monthly Safe Partnership Meeting with front line organisations across the city, and…

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Big Bonus Coming for York Businesses from Big Tent

2 June 2023

Leading politicians and policymakers from across the political spectrum will flock to York for the Big Tent Ideas Summit and Festival this month, to be held in the grounds of…

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Taxi Marshal programme to assist late night safety in York

30 May 2023

The York Business Improvement District (BID) is once again running a taxi marshalling service on Friday and Saturday nights in the city centre, 11pm to 3am. The Taxi Marshalls will…

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The York Gift Card is boosting business

10 May 2023

The York Gift Card has reached a milestone £200,000 of gift cards sold, with city restaurants, cafés and eateries amongst the most popular places for people to spend their cards.…

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Coney Street regeneration scheme is York’s answer to Levelling Up snub: Andrew Lowson

28 April 2023

The Levelling Up agenda that promised so much, and infamously changed voting patterns in the Red Wall, appears to be slowly fading away.  In the last month, Treasury has reigned…

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City Centre Insights March 2023

5 April 2023

Our monthly report offers a range of insights on the performance of York city centre. Click HERE to read the report for March 2023.

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College Green New Park Opens

31 March 2023

Following a substantial programme of design, landscaping and new planting, York Minster’s popular College Green reopened today as a vibrant green space in the heart of the city of York.…

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Restaurant Week breaks records

17 March 2023

Building on the success of previous events, York Restaurant Week has just had its most successful event yet, breaking all previous records. The seventh York Restaurant Week organised by the…

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City Centre Insights February 2023

6 March 2023

Our monthly report offers a range of insights on the performance of York city centre. Click HERE to read the report for February 2023. Footfall During February 2023, data provided…

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York bucks consumer squeeze in run up to Christmas

24 February 2023

Spend in York City centre was back to pre-covid levels in the final quarter of 2022, which goes against trends seen in other parts of the UK and delivered a…

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Live For St Leonard’s 2023

Live For St Leonard’s will return between 22nd and 30th September. This live music event is organised by York BID and supported by YO1 Radio, as part of the York…
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Ghosts In The Gardens York 2023

Ghosts In The Gardens

23rd Sept – 12th Nov. Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few spooky animals –…
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York Restaurant Week

York Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the city centre’s best dining experience on a budget. For several whole days, diners can access a huge variety…
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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.