Better Together

Worcester BID offers a range of business services to its members. Find out more on this page.

Free Training

Worcester BID is funding a series of free and heavily subsidised training courses for employees of BID businesses to undertake.

Since November 2010 we have facilitated a series of training courses, ranging from First Aid to Social Media, World Host Customer Service to Security and pretty much everything in between, all of which have been extremely well received by participating BID businesses!

Take a look at our Training Page for more details.

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Cost Savings

We are using the collective power of Worcester BID’s 600+ members to reduce business running costs.

Our cost saving service is completely free and can save you time and money on your Energy Fees, Merchant Fees, Telecoms Fees, Water Fees, Business Insurance Needs, Advertising and so much more!

Savings of over £82,500 have already been identified for our BID members thanks to Meercat Associates and almost 40 businesses have taken advantage of engaging in this fantastic scheme!

Get the most out of your BID membership!

New Offer being announced soon!

We have partnered with cost savings specialists Meercat Associates who work with individual businesses, to provide tailor made opportunities, to secure exclusive rates and deals from providers. Working with them means we can access their exclusive BID buying group offering national buying power from 10,000’s of businesses across the 200+ BIDs in the UK.

GET A COMPLETELY FREE AND NO OBLIGATION UTILITY BILL ANALYSIS ON:

ENERGY – Electricity and Gas
TELECOMS – Mobiles, Landlines, VoIP and Broadband
WATER
MERCHANT FEES –  
review of current Merchant Services statements, identifying hidden charges, calculating savings and reducing card rates
PEST CONTROL
 – Food & Non-Food Premises
TESTING – Health & Safety, Fire Risk Assessments, PAT Testing etc

Access the very best market prices, manage your contracts and sort out any issues you may have with essential suppliers. There is no obligation, no hassle and it is a simple process. This is a free service with all the savings being passed to you.

Other local BID members have added to the scheme and are offering to share a range of discounts exclusively to Worcester BID members:

Hazelton Mountford, a CII Chartered Insurance Broker, combines a comprehensive coverage with competitive premiums to provide a discount of up to 50% towards your annual BID Levy – subject to a maximum of 10% of the policy premium. Contact us on info@worcesterbid.com for a referral.

Make your Advertising and Marketing budget spread further

In 2018  Local IQ / Newsquest platforms were read by 95% of people living in Worcester – the highest penetration to date. With a view to supporting local businesses and enabling them to showcase local SMEs to the biggest audience Newsquest are pleased to offer Worcester BID businesses a 10% discount against standard rate card on display adverts placed within the Worcester News, Berrows Journal and associated websites for the remainder of 2018 and throughout 2019.

BID Discounts Scheme for BID Business Employees

The BID Business Discount Scheme commenced on 1st August 2019 and has been bringing exciting offers and discounts to our BID Business Employees across the city centre via a monthly ebulletin.

BID Business Employees can benefit from discounts and offers with the following businesses:

For full discount and offer details, or if you would like to get involved, just get in touch by clicking here.

Get the most out of your BID membership!

Details are correct at time of (posting) June 2019. The Worcester BID Company Limited (trading as Worcester BID) cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions contained within this posting and reserve the right to change and/or amend the details at any time. Worcester BID promotes this scheme and are not liable or responsible for third party arrangements between businesses, brokers or any of the insurers.

Refresh your branding and give your marketing a boost

Source Design & Print offer designs for brochures and websites developing a bespoke creative solution from a great team of designers full of creative juice ready to convert your ideas into a commercial reality.

Refresh your brand with the first hour free and any subsequent time at a 20% discount on the standard hourly rate on the design for new brochures, posters, leaflets etc.

Make further savings on print with 20% off web advertised prices for business cards and new A5 leaflets.

Promote your company with 20% off personalised mouse mats (minimum quantity 100).

City Sesisons

Worcester BID hosts regular City Sessions for all BID member businesses to attend.

The Worcester BID team will update you on many of the exciting projects and events across the city, as well as some interesting updates from some of Worcester BID’s stakeholders and partners.  It is a great opportunity for the BID team to bring businesses in the city centre together to raise awareness and keep businesses informed of events, works and any issues that may affect trade in the city centre.

This is a networking opportunity for all the business sectors; whether you are an independent cafe owner, the manager of a department store, a police officer, a solicitor at a city firm or representative from large office complex or council, this is a chance for you to hear about or voice your opinion on what is happening in the city and which BID projects you can benefit from.

Upcoming dates:

  • Friday 1st November from 8.00am - Slug & Lettuce, The Cross
Book your space at the next session

Collective Voices & Lobbying

We lobby on your behalf, as often the collective voices of businesses get more done than if you were to go it alone.

  • PSPO consultation 2019 – Businesses have been encouraged to voice their views in order to feed into Worcester City Council’s proposed enforceable anti-social behaviour, such as begging on streets, feeding the gulls, etc.
  • Providing support to businesses affected by utility and road improvement works in The Shambles in 2018/19, resulting in more positive messages to visitors about businesses being open as usual and improved, direct communication by County Council and their contractors with businesses.
  • Successful lobbying and reporting for improved tree maintenance in Broad Street due to overgrowth affecting businesses/properties (tree cutting completed in May 2019).