Liverpool BID Company - Commercial District BID

Commercial District BID was established in 2011 and represents more than 850 levy paying businesses across the commercial heart of Liverpool city centre.

The Commercial District BID is currently on its 2nd term after the successful ballot in March 2016 when of those who voted, 85% voted in favour by number and 88% in favour by rateable value (RV).

The Liverpool BID Company delivers the 2016-2021 Commercial District BID Business Plan which represents a £3.5m investment in improving the trading environment of its BID Levy Payers.

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→ Key facts about Commercial District BID

BID Levy Paying Businesses

Our levy payer businesses are…

Professional Services 70%
Hospitality & Leisure 25%
Retail 5%

→ The BID areas

→ We focus on 4 key areas of work:

Improving the environment and safety

Managed District

Animating and promoting the BID areas

Promoted District

With our partners we can deliver:
– Public art programme (Liverpool Biennial & The Liverpool Plinth)
Footfall and business opportunities
– Seasonal marketing campaigns

Improving opportunities for connectivity

Connected District

With our partners we can deliver:
– Area Forums
– Green Transport Plan
– Employee Benefits
– A voice championing your needs and priorities.

Providing business support to BID levy payers

Working District

With our partners we can deliver:
– Welcome package for new businesses
– Seminar and networking programme
– Mystery shop programme

These are some of the projects we deliver in Commercial District BID

→ Governance – Commercial District 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

Julie Johnson – Morecrofts, Chair

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Sean Keyes – Sutcliffe, Deputy Chair

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