Winchester BID (Business Improvement District) is a not-for-profit organisation led by the businesses of Winchester. The BID delivers a range of projects and services to help ensure that the city remains well promoted, safe and secure, aesthetically pleasing and a thriving location in which to do business, for customers, clients, shoppers, staff, visitors and residents.
Winchester BID has been in operation since 1st April 2008 and operates within a defined geographical area of the city centre. Over the last 12 years the BID has raised around £500,000 per year through the collection of an annual levy, paid by 711 businesses falling within the boundaries of the BID area. Additional funding of around 10% has also been raised each year through sponsorship and project generated income.
Our projects range from delivering Winchester Fashion Week to the annual festive lights switch-on. We provide the city Rangers who patrol on behalf of the Winchester Business Crime Reduction Partnership and contribute towards much of the upkeep of the public realm including deep cleaning of the High Street and the annual summer hanging baskets. We manage and enhance the landscape, we position and promote the city, we support business growth and we influence and inspire change.
Find out more at www.winchesterbid.co.uk @WinchesterBID LinkedIn: @winchester-business-improvement-district