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

Adding sparkle to the city during the chillier months

Enjoy 10 bespoke nutcracker statues and a visit to Santa's post box

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

The award-winning Ghosts in the Gardens had another successful autumn!

24 November 2023

York BID enjoyed another successful autumn of Ghosts in the Gardens; a popular trail that sees eerie figures residing in York’s beautiful city centre gardens. This year’s trail featured even…

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York Restaurant Week breaks record!

31 October 2023

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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York Gift Card Information Pack

30 October 2023

Show your support for local businesses and help keep money locked into the York economy with the York Gift Card! What is it? The York Gift Card is a multi-retailer…

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Live for St Leonard’s breaks records while entertaining the masses

3 October 2023

We’re over the moon to announce that Live For St Leonard’s has broken all previous records, raising a whopping £5,177.97 for St Leonard’s Hospice! 9 nights of live music brought…

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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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Ice Trail

York Ice Trail

The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail, and one of York’s best loved events, is back for more family-friendly fun on 3rd and 4th February 2024, with a range of magnificent…
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Winter Light Display

16th Nov – 5th Jan. The city’s spectacular citywide light scheme brings joy to residents and visitors throughout the darker winter months. The scheme is an elegant and immersive design…
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York Nutcracker Trail

From 16th November 2023 to 6th January 2024, celebrate the winter season with the memorable York Nutcracker Trail. York BID has partnered with local charities, schools and artist Sian Ellis…
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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.