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Business Improvement Districts

Groundwork delivers Business Improvement District (BID) projects across a wide variety of locations including business parks, town centres and industrial estates.

Our BID projects deliver real improvements for businesses, enhancing trading environments, creating safe, clean and vibrant locations in which business can thrive.

Since 2005, Groundwork has supported the development of 17 successful BID votes across the UK including the Northwich Town Centre BID, Chester City Centre BID, Winsford Industrial Estate BID, Globe Park BID (Wycombe), Gadbrook Park BID, Astmoor Industrial Estate BID and the Hale Bank Industrial Estate BID.

These BID projects have also included renewal votes (achieving support of upto 96%), where on each occasion the level of support from companies has increased. Our BID projects to date have secured more than £14million of investment into these trading environment.

If you are looking develop a Business Improvement District Groundwork can support you with the following services:

  1. BID Feasibility Studies to scope out the suitability of a retail or business park location for progressing as a BID
  2. BID Development Programmes to undertake the full development of a BID proposal taking the proposal to a formal ballot for a BID. We can support the development of successful BID programmes for 1st time ballots and renewal ballots.
  3. BID Management Services to support the delivery of a BID over its 5 year lifespan. These services range from the full delivery of BID projects to the delivery of bespoke elements of BID projects.


Our BID projects and services can support your business community to create a successful trading environments where:

  • Crime is low and businesses and customers feel safe
  • Quality of the local environment is high, with clear signing and excellent landscaping features
  • There is regular, planned maintenance of key assets
  • The local business community is connected, and is empowered speak with one voice to realise transformational change
  • The local business community is brought together to work towards a common aim of improving their trading environment, whether this be a business park, town centre or industrial estate.

The benefits from our projects include:

  • Attraction of new inward investment
  • Higher footfall and occupancy levels supporting enterprise / sales growth and job creation
  • Much reduced levels of crime and safer trading environments
  • More competitive property values through offering a higher quality environment and improved image for business parks
  • Improved transport links and levels of congestion
  • Greatly improved communication links between public and private sector, resulting in enhanced relations with issues affecting local companies being resolved more quickly and opportunities for improvements being realised at greater speed.

Contact Us:

For support and information on Business Improvement Districts, please contact Greville Kelly (Director of Business) or Jane Hough (BIDs Manager) at Groundwork:

Tel: 01606 723175
Email: greville.kelly@groundwork.org.uk or jane.hough@groundwork.org.uk

Twitter: @TeamBID

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