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BID Leicester launch Independent Leicester campaign

BID Leicester launch Independent Leicester campaign

LEICESTER’S INDEPENDENTS ARE IN, ARE YOU? BID Leicester has launched an exciting new ‘Independent Leicester’ initiative using the slogan “We’re in” as a rallying cry for indie companies. The campaign, delivered in partnership with BID Leicester and a host of local...

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Take One Giant Leap into space-themed fun this half term

Take One Giant Leap into space-themed fun this half term

Blast off into ten days of space-themed fun this October half term with a whole programme of events to entertain children and adults alike. One Giant Leap, which runs from 11 – 20 October, includes the return of Museum of the Moon, a trail of LEGO® brick models in the...

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Portraits of Leicester Community to decorate the City

Portraits of Leicester Community to decorate the City

BID Leicester is pleased to be sponsoring Journeys Festival International Leicester, produced by ArtReach. The festival will turn the city into a giant outdoor art gallery, thanks to funding from BID Leicester, The National Lottery Community Fund and support from...

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Join our Street Ambassador team

Join our Street Ambassador team

BID Leicester Street Ambassador - £19,000 (40 hours) BID Leicester is the Business Improvement District for the City Centre. The BID is a new company that will be investing £4.2m over an initial 5 years to make Leicester an even better place to live, work and visit....

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BID Leicester partners with Cool As Leicester weekly newsletter

BID Leicester partners with Cool As Leicester weekly newsletter

BID Leicester is partnering with Cool As Leicester to back their weekly newsletter, which goes out to subscribers with the latest news and events in the city every Thursday. BID Leicester’s sponsorship of the weekly newsletter will start in June and will see a weekly...

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Register your place at our Annual Levy-Payer Event 2019

Register your place at our Annual Levy-Payer Event 2019

As of 1 February 2019, BID Leicester is in the second year of its BID term. The Annual Levy-Payer Event gives our BID levy-payers the opportunity to hear from the team about the achievements of the BID in its first year and to look forward to an exciting year ahead....

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Reflecting on Year 1 of BID Leicester

Reflecting on Year 1 of BID Leicester

BID Leicester is one year old! Happy birthday to us 😊 In our first year of operation we have delivered several initiatives to benefit businesses in the area and raise the profile of our city. Take a look at our first year in facts and figures… Click to...

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Give us your views on Leicester after dark

Give us your views on Leicester after dark

 Do you come into Leicester at night, or do you run a business that is open in the evening?We are gathering views of perceptions of Leicester after dark to help us plan future initiatives. Give us your views by completing our short survey by 31 January...

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Free Business Training available for BID levy-payers

Free Business Training available for BID levy-payers

BID Leicester is working with Incrementa to deliver free training to BID levy-paying businesses. The training sessions will help businesses to increase the skills and knowledge of employees in key areas, including digital marketing, customer service and sales....

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BID Leicester Christmas 2018 TV advert goes live

BID Leicester Christmas 2018 TV advert goes live

Have you seen this year's Christmas in Leicester TV advert yet? BID Leicester have a commitment in our business plan to raise the profile of the city through high quality marketing, so this Christmas we set out to create a TV advert that would highlight the best of...

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BID Leicester fund late-night Christmas Park & Ride extension

BID Leicester fund late-night Christmas Park & Ride extension

Late-night shopping in Leicester will be easier this Christmas thanks to extra Park & Ride services on Mondays to Saturdays throughout December, funded by Leicester’s Business Improvement District (BID). Monday to Saturday services will run between one and three...

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Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

 Our first newsletter has arrived! You can read a copy but clicking on the link below: BID_Newsletter_Summer18 All levy payers should have received a copy in the post, if you'd like an additional copy please drop us a line at [email protected] We'd like the...

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We’re recruiting!

We’re recruiting!

BID Leicester is recruiting to fill office positions and on-street roles in the BID team. If you're passionate about Leicester and want to be part of a team seeking to make a difference by enhancing the city centre offer then click on the links below to access the job...

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First 100 days…

First 100 days…

This was the first official BID Leicester event following the 28-day postal ballot in which 85% of businesses voted in favour of establishing the city's first BID.   Businesses came together to hear from the BID Leicester Chair, Gary Rowntree, Head of Branch at...

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BID Leicester Launch Event

BID Leicester Launch Event

BID Leicester Launch Event, Middletons Thursday 8th March 8.00 - 9.30am BID Leicester is holding a launch event hosted at Middletons, the iconic former NatWest bank on St Martins. Come and meet the BID Board and learn what BID Leicester will be delivering in its first...

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BID Leicester is hiring!

BID Leicester is hiring!

BID Leicester has an exciting opening as we look to build the BID team which will deliver the initiatives in the Business Plan. If you have the experience and drive to lead the BID team we'd like to hear from you. Having the ability to think strategically, whilst...

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New logo!

New logo!

Following the successful ballot result in November BID Leicester now has a new logo, designed by the lovely people at The Unloved! As you can see the logo incorporates the city identity, which is being used by many outward facing organisations to provide a consistent...

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Interim Board and newly formed Steering Group

Interim Board and newly formed Steering Group

BID levy payers will have recently received a letter explaining the make-up of the interim BID Leicester Board. The existing steering group took the decision to establish an interim Board for the first year of BID to ensure there was a decision-making structure in...

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BALLOT RESULT

BALLOT RESULT

THE RESULT IS IN... So after many months of events, surveys, workshops, visits, meetings and the 28 day ballot period, the result of the ballot for the Leicester city centre BID was declared on Friday 3rd November and we're pleased to report that the result...

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BID LEICESTER Business Plan Launched !

BID LEICESTER Business Plan Launched !

After many months of consultation and engagement with city centre businesses the BID LEICESTER Business Plan was launched at Hotel Maiyango on Friday 15th September! The Business Plan will be sent to all businesses eligible to vote in the upcoming BID Leicester...

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#BIDLEICESTER Business Plan Launch !

#BIDLEICESTER Business Plan Launch !

Friday 15th September 8.30 - 10am, Maiyango So, after extensive consultation with city centre businesses and many, many hours of work from the BIDLEICESTER Steering Group, we are proud to be launching the #BIDLEICESTER Business Plan. This document will set out how the...

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BID LEICESTER – EVENING ECONOMY MEET-UP

BID LEICESTER – EVENING ECONOMY MEET-UP

MEMBERS OF THE BID LEICESTER STEERING GROUP ARE HOLDING AN INFORMAL MEETING FOR BUSINESSES IN THE EVENING/NIGHTTIME ECONOMY SECTOR Heard about BID Leicester but want to know more about how it will affect your business? This is an opportunity to meet members of the...

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BID Leicester in the Press

BID Leicester in the Press

The Leicester Mercury have written an article following the distribution of the Final Consultation document. The article can be viewed here or in today's Business Daily section.

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Final Consultation document released

Final Consultation document released

City centre businesses will soon be receiving the BID Final Consultation document. The document sets out information and priorities gathered over the last 12 months from potential BID levy paying businesses via the BID survey, face-to-face meetings and engagement...

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LBV and BID Leicester join forces

LBV and BID Leicester join forces

Friday 3rd March saw BID Leicester team up with Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV) for a lunchtime event at Parcel Yard on London Road. The event, which was attended by around 55 delegates, provided the business community with another opportunity to engage with the...

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BID Survey

Thank you! Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill in the BID survey; this part of the consultation is complete. However, if you didn't get a chance to let us know your thoughts via the survey, don't worry the consultation process isn't over! From the...

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The Leicester City BID area

The Leicester City BID area

This is the proposed map of the BID area as of January 2017. This isn't the finalised area and the steering group would welcome your feedback.

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BID funding

BID funding

A BID is funded by those businesses within the BID area. Each eligible business contributes a percentage of its rateable value – around 1%. This fund is then ring-fenced – unlike business rates which are redistributed by central government – and an independent BID...

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Aims of BID Leicester

Aims of BID Leicester

No city can thrive without a successful centre. The aim of the BID is to help businesses in the BID area address some of the challenges they currently face. From our initial research the following key themes emerged: Improving the overall visitor and resident...

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What do BIDs do?

What do BIDs do?

Invest in initiatives prioritised by BID members Provide a strong voice for businesses to influence positive change Guarantee sustained funding for 5 years Coordinate investment to make the most efficient use of funds for the benefit of BID members Leverage additional...

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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by ©Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

Leicester already has a successful and vibrant city centre, with a diverse business community, which provides a solid foundation on which to build. The Chamber is a proud supporter of BID Leicester, as we believe it would yield considerable, tangible improvements which will benefit all businesses in Leicester.

Scott Knowles

Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Leicestershire)

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