BID Billing Information

Worcester BID Billing Information

The BID is an important part of the City and has been working hard to support businesses at this time through practical advice, online sessions, marketing and other activities.

Our website is a valuable source of information for you and we would encourage you to explore the site further. Our priorities for the coming year are well documented in the BID 3 business plan 2020-2025 which is available on our BID 3 page and was sent to you during our recent successful re-ballot in September 2019. Clearly our immediate focus is support during the COVID 19 crisis and following this will be relaunching the City post lockdown.

We really value your continued support and look forward to working with you in the coming year.

What is Worcester BID?

The Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined geographical area within Worcester city centre, where businesses voted to invest collectively in local improvements to enhance their trading environment.
Worcester BID was established in 2010 with a vision to make Worcester a better place to shop, eat, play and live. Since then the BID has played a key role in supporting and representing the businesses of Worcester City Centre.

The BID is proud of the positive impact its services and its projects and services have had in the city, with promotional campaigns, successful lobbying and supporting a High Street First approach to local planning, as well as our safety partnerships and cost saving initiatives available to our levy payers. We look forward to commencing our third BID term from April 2020 – March 2025, allowing us to continue our positive impact on the city centre and our commitment to our levy payers.

Building on the strong foundations established over the last 10 years, the BID team will work to champion business within the city, and to ensure a strong collective voice on the issues that matter most. During the new BID term, we’ll continue to promote Worcester, working with you to enhance the trading environment and visitor experience, generate tangible cost savings for businesses, promoting and supporting those living, working and trading within the city; as well as inspiring new visitors to discover all Worcester has to offer under the following programs.

Promoting Worcester

Growing Worcester’s profile developing fresh ideas to attract people to the city and creating new opportunities for our members showcase their business. We’ll ensure BID businesses are supported in promoting themselves, and in raising awareness of special events and offers. We’ll invest in national and regional advertising and build on Worcester’s heritage to bring in new people, opportunities and partnerships to showcase Worcester.

Supporting Worcester

Remaining committed to the commercial wellbeing of the city we’ll continue to give the business community a voice to influence decision and policy making, as well as representing you on local issues such as roadworks and connectivity. Our city works more efficiently when we all work together, and we’ll endeavour to give you the intelligence you need to stay ahead with updates and newsletters, one to one meetings and our popular City Sessions

Enhancing Worcester

Working with local partners, we’ll build on our reputation as one of the happiest places to live in the UK by enhancing the local area to be as accessible and inclusive as possible by supporting BID businesses with a range of training and services such as CityNet, whilst working with partners to reduce antisocial behaviour in the city.

Our BID Budget

Below is a breakdown of our budget across projects and operating costs

Please view the BID3-Levy-Rules for further information.

Enquiries about payments and accounts can be made by contacting: South Worcestershire Revenues & Benefits Shared Service (SWRBSS) Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT • 01386 565173 revenues@southworcestershirerevenues.gov.uk

Enquiries about Worcester BID and its projects and services can be made by contacting: Worcester BID, 4 Copenhagen Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY •  info@worcesterbid.com • www.worcesterbid.com FB WorcesterBID