Liverpool BID Company - Retail & Leisure BID

Retail & Leisure BID (formerly City Central BID) was established in 2005 and represents more than 670 levy paying businesses across the retail and leisure heart of Liverpool city centre.

The Retail & Leisure BID is currently on its 4th term after the successful ballot in June 2018 when of those who voted, 66% voted in favour by number and 60% in favour by rateable value (RV).

The Liverpool BID Company delivers the 2018-2023 Retail & Leisure BID Business Plan which represents a £5m investment in improving the trading environment of its BID Levy Payers.

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→ Key facts about Retail & Leisure BID

BID Levy Paying Businesses

Our levy payer businesses are…

Retail 60%
Hospitality & Leisure 35%
Professional Services 5%

→ The BID areas

→ We focus on 4 key areas of work:

Improving the environment and safety

Managed District

A few examples of what we do:

BID Police Officers
Radio Crime Alert Scheme
– BID Street Rangers

Animating and promoting the BID areas

Promoted District

Improving opportunities for connectivity

Connected District

A few examples of what we do:

Area and sector forums
– Travel works updates
– Networking events

Providing business support to BID levy payers

Working District

A few examples of what we do:

Mystery Shop
Footfall and Sales figures
Employees Benefits

These are some of the projects we deliver in Retail & Leisure BID

→ Governance – Retail & Leisure BID Operating Board

Liverpool’s two BIDs are overseen by two operating boards, one for Retail & Leisure BID, one for Commercial District BID, who ensure that what’s delivered is in line with the business plan, they approve their BID budget and the main projects delivered by the BID Team. Both operating boards include members representing the sectors and areas present within each BID.

There is also an Executive BID Board that oversees, strategy for the organisation , finances, company structure and major long term decisions. BID executive board members include the chair and deputy chairs of each BID and a representation of the leadership and main stakeholders in Liverpool city centre.

Board members support the BID on a voluntary unpaid basis.

All boards meet quarterly and copies of board minutes are available by contacting

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Jennina O’Neill – Metquarter, Chair

Ian Silverberg – Silverberg Opticians, Deputy Chair

Lindsay McAlice-Kennedy – Barclays

Sara Carlisle – Boots