About the BID

The BID team stood in the Tunnel of LightSince 2017, Norwich BID has worked on behalf of over 700 business in the greater Norwich area. We are funded, managed and led by these businesses, and – during the course of the last decade – have delivered work which we know has had a meaningful impact on people who live and work here.

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.

Now - as we approach the BID ballot in June 22 - we’re hoping to deliver another 5 years of extraordinary value.

 Norwich, and cities across the world, have experienced huge change in the last five years with the impact of the pandemic, the growth of online shopping, and new hybrid working patterns. It is vital that the business community come together to focus and steer the future of Norwich.

Following surveys, consultations and meetings, the BID Board have established the high-level objectives of our new business plan. Our Business Plan reveals how the BID will deliver these objectives, through ambitious initiatives and careful investment of our £5m income over five years (2022 – 2027). Our aims are spread across 3 key areas: improving the city centre experience, promoting the city as a stand-out destination in which to live, work and visit, and to be the voice of Norwich businesses on key local and national issues.

 Norwich businesses are at the heart of everything we do.