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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 hours...

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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 info@bidleicester.co.uk. We'd like the...

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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…

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 John...

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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 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!

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

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

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 !

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 !

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

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

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...

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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

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

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...

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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

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?

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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