Commercial District BID 2018-06-08T10:54:34+00:00

Commercial District BID was established in 2011 and represents more than 550 BID levy payers across the business heart of Liverpool city centre.

The BID’s role is to promote this part of the city centre as a vibrant destination and key location to invest through a programme of initiatives, most notably a £1.6m scheme to upgrade the public realm in 2015/2016.

The BID company also provides £7,000 worth of free opportunities for each business as well as hosting networking events. It also hosts and supports live events, most recently the Snowflake Trail and Commercial District Restaurant Week.

Commercial District BID was renewed for a further 5-year cycle until 2021 with a 85% in favour by number of votes and 88% by rateable value in a month-long postal vote in March 2016. Read here the new Business Plan

Key facts about Commercial District BID


Our members are…

Professional 70%
Leisure 25%
Retail 5%

Commercial District BID area

We focus on 4 themes

Environment & Safety

From before you start work in the morning to long after you’ve finished at night.
With our partners we can deliver:

•Dedicated police presence
•Security and counter-terrorism alerts
•Green audit

Marketing & Animation

There’s a lot to show off in the Commercial District. Let’s shout about our successes and achievements.
With our partners we can deliver:
•Public art programme
•Footfall and business opportunities
•A celebrated dining destination
•Seasonal marketing campaigns

Business Support

We want to make the Commercial District the most 'supportive' business environment in Liverpool’s city region.
With our partners we can deliver:
•Welcome package for new businesses
•Seminar and networking programme
•Mystery shop programme
•On street Ambassador service


From road to rail and along the information superhighway, we are building a connected place to work and thrive.
With our partners we can deliver:
•Travel forum
•Green transport plan
•Healthy work programme
•Click and collect service

Key documents