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About the BID

Established in November 2012, the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) is run for local businesses by local businesses and has proved itself as a highly inventive, energetic and progressive organisation.

Forward thinking in our approach, we are continually looking to develop new and inspiring ventures which position Norwich as one of Britain’s leading cities.

Covering a defined area of the city, the BID team works to improve the trading environment and identifies additional projects and services that develop the city centre.

The overarching vision of Norwich BID is to make a clear positive impact on the vitality of our city centre and the success of the businesses within it. Our objectives are split into three work strands: Promoting Norwich, Norwich Experience and Voice for Business.

2017 saw the BID go bigger, bolder and better when it was re-elected by the business community for a second term. Running until October 2022 and following the success of the ballot we will continue to deliver our core activities and will build upon our successes with several new initiatives for the city to deliver increased innovation to drive footfall.

Over five years (November 2017 – October 2022) we will raise £5m to spend delivering a positive impact on the vitality of our city centre and the success of the businesses within it. The funds are raised by an annual 1% levy on the rateable value of each and every business premises (over £30,000), in the Norwich BID area.

The BID team has a huge passion and drive for the future of Norwich’s city centre through the vast number of achievements and innovative projects since launching in November 2012 including many initiatives being the first of their kind in the UK.