Our key services help businesses make the most out of operating in a thriving city centre

A reassuring presence in the city centre

Keeping our city beautiful and clean

Support initiatives designed to advise and assist businesses through periods of financial difficulty

Creating a vibrant and entertaining city

Latest Projects, Events & Festivals

From floral displays to car park technology, our projects are wide-ranging but all have the common purpose of delivering a bright future for businesses. BID investment ensures that many much-loved events take place throughout the year, including: York Ice Trail, Restaurant Week and Yorkshire Day.

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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.

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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College Green Park

College Green New Park Opens

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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Colour and Light at York Minster

‘Colour and Light’ is an immersive projection experience for the whole family, illuminating York Minster during the dark evenings of winter. Brought to the city by the York BID, the…
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