Canterbury Bid


Transport and access – We consult businesses to influence transport and parking plans to ensure that they are appropriate for a major retail, business service and visitor location.

Co-ordination and lobbying – The BID works with CCC, KCC, Kent Police and other bodies to ensure the city is coordinated, operates well and make sure that the levy payers’ interests are represented positively and that city centre businesses are included in vital decision making.

Representing your voice – We will represent you and lobby for your priorities at committees and working groups, ensuring the voice of business is heard covering topics such as transport and access, cleaning and graffiti, connectivity, public realm improvements, marketing and events, the night time economy, heritage and anti-social behaviour.

The BID is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres which has led to lobbying for Diverted Giving and calling for a review of Business Rates in favour of High Street businesses, and the BID’s Chief Executive is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Town and City Management