What is a BID?

What is a BID?

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 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 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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York city centre weekly footfall figures - 2 October 2017

Here's the latest weekly footfall count for York city centre, from 02 October 2017 to 08 October 2017:…
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York city centre weekly footfall figures - 25 September 2017

Here's the latest weekly footfall count for York city centre, from 25 September 2017 to 01 October 2017:
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Working together to improve safety and security in York

The York Business Improvement District (York BID), University of York, students’ union YUSU and YorMed are work…
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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.