Canterbury Bid

Canterbury Connected BID: Consultation Conference

A foggy Canterbury skyline with the Cathedral in the centre

Thursday 27 September 2018
5 – 7.30pm, The Westgate Hall

Please join us for a Consultation Conference on the future of Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District (BID).

Canterbury’s BID is an independent, business-led, not-for-profit initiative. It was voted for by the businesses of Canterbury on the 18th July 2014 for a five year term, to ensure continued investment in the city centre. The BID’s mission is to help make Canterbury a vibrant, exciting, well connected and successful business community; and to make it a better place to work, live, visit, study and invest.

The BID has invested nearly £600,000 annually in Canterbury city centre since 2014, and will have invested nearly £3m by September 2019. Nationally, there are now 300 BIDs in the UK, investing over £130m across their areas.

We are approaching the end of our first five-year term, and in June 2019 you will be voting on the future of Canterbury Connected BID for the next five years (2019 – 2024). We want to know what you think we’ve done well, what we could’ve done better and what new initiatives you would like to see introduced. During this conference we be listening to your views and will host a live audience polling session where you can provide your feedback at a push of a button.

Reserve your place by clicking here.


5:00pm Registration, Networking and Refreshments

5:30pm Welcome and Introductions

Lisa Carlson, Chief Executive, Canterbury Connected BID

5:50pm The Role of BIDs in Town and City Management

Ojay McDonald, Chief Executive of the Association of Town and City Management

6:10pm Live Polling – Your Views

7pm Closing Remarks

Clive Relf, Chair, Canterbury Connected BID

7.30pm – Networking and Refreshments

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