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Kidderminster Business Improvement District (BID)

Kidderminster BID

What's it all about?

A BID is a defined area in a town where a partnership is formed between all organisations for the improvement of that area. Improvements typically include items such as new business support, town marketing, promotions and events, safety & security, extra cleansing and maintenance. The BID services agreed are always in addition to those already provided by the Local Authority and it is not a means for a local authority to save money. The extra services delivered by the BID body, which becomes independent of the Council, are funded by an annual levy, usually about 1.5% of the rateable value of each property. However all this has to be agreed by a ballot of all businesses within the proposed Business Improvement District.  

Typical outcomes generated by a BID include:

  • Reduction in crime
  • Increased vibrancy of the town
  • Increased footfall
  • Increased consumer spend
  • Increased property values
  • Better perception of the town


BIDs have been successfully adopted and re-adopted in well over 100 towns in the UK; there are 11 in the different areas of Birmingham and its surrounds. 

BID Newsletters

BID Map Area

Please click on the map to view a larger image

BID Map Pdf 001

If you have any questions about the Kidderminster BID, please contact Kevin Brownell, BID Project Manager on 07496 718580 or email

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