Working Together for a Stronger York.

Working Together for a Stronger York.

The York Business Improvement District, or BID, is a specific area where businesses work together to invest in services, special projects and events. There are now more than 200 BID's across the UK, delivering economic and environmental benefits. As a business owner or manager within the York BID area, there are several ways your business and York city centre can benefit from programmes the BID delivers. Find out more about what the BID does and how the BID can help your business.

The 'Buzz About York' York Quest AR trail is here!

Magical, beautiful creatures have taken up residence in York city centre this Summer. But can you track them all down?! 🐝Simply use your phone to find a series of characters who are hidden near our planters and bug hotels. Once you have found a character there is a fun interactive element to enjoy.

Take a photo and share on social media - tag us with #yorkquest so we can see your pictures! It’s a fun and free activity to keep young people busy during the summer holidays.⠀The York Quest app is free to use and is available now on Google Play Store or App Store.

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Buzz About York 

Since Summer 2018, York BID has delivered annual floral displays to add vibrancy to the city centre and surrounding areas. This year the BID has expanded this project to deliver the nation’s biggest bee-friendly floral display. With a wildflower meadow, giant deckchair, pollinator fact files, bee hotels and flowers everywhere, there's plenty to see!

Find out all about this exciting project here.

 This film highlights some of the other projects we have worked on during our first term.

The 4 Programmes

Appearance and Environment

Appearance and Environment

York is a top destination to live, work, visit and study. We take pride in our city’s appearance and aim to ensure its upkeep is at its highest standard for its residents and visitors throughout the year. The York BID is committed to providing additional services to the core operations provided by the local authority and enhancing the city centre’s environment so that street and public spaces throughout are cleaner than ever before.

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Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

York is one of the friendliest cities in the UK and the BID is determined to help uphold this reputation. As a popular destination for its historical beauty and vibrant nightlife, the BID aims to make York a welcoming environment for all who visit the city centre. Our programmes focus on ensuring that everyone - tourists, shoppers, families and our very own residents - safely enjoy all that York has on offer.

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Events and Festivals

Events and Festivals

York is the perfect location and backdrop for events and festivals. Rich with culture, commerce and talent, the city is an attraction for all to see. The BID works closely with festival organisers, trader associations and businesses to invest in promotional events and attractions that will maximise footfall and increase local economy.  

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Business Support

Business Support

The BID provides a strong collective voice for over 1,000 businesses in York city centre and supports projects that invest in the development and promotion of the BID area and businesses. We explore well-suited options that provide cost-saving and efficient services for the BID area and strategies that promote and market York as a retail and leisure experience.

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Free family fun with Buzz About York interactive trail.

Magical and beautiful creatures have taken up residence in York city centre this Summer. But can you track them all d…
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York City Centre Insights Report - June 2021

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York BID creates nation’s biggest bee-friendly floral display.

 
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Let's connect. The BID team welcomes ideas and news from York BID businesses. Contact us by phone or email, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.