First established in 2012, Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) makes Norwich thrive. Our second term began in 2017, and since then we have worked on behalf of businesses to create real change in our city centre. Our projects celebrate the city, encourage growth, and give businesses the tools they need to succeed.
We’re funded by local businesses, run by local businesses, and deliver for local businesses - ensuring the success of our city and of our economy. We think big, but we don’t forget the details: whether that’s promoting Norwich as a visitor destination, running free city centre festivals, or driving investment into the region. We represent the needs of Norwich businesses in everything from transport to tourism, and the last four years have seen the BID team campaigning for ambitious growth and development for our much-loved city.
We’re proud of being a proactive and innovative organisation: our ability to react quickly and decisively in our businesses’ interest has helped the city weather recent storms. We’re forward-thinking with real ambition – we’re always looking for new initiatives and new funding streams to make the city shine. All our income is reinvested into the city centre: we’re a not-for-profit that ensures the success of Norwich.
As we approach our renewal for Term 3, we’re reflecting on our work over the past four years. Our Term 2 opened in 2017: since then we have debuted new projects including Love Light Norwich, Norwich Street Aid, and Upcycle Your Waste, as well as continuing and expanding existing initiatives: Norwich City Hosts, VisitNorwich, Head Out, Not Home, the city’s Christmas Lights and many more. Of course, in 2020, we also altered our priorities and shifted our focus, so we could support our businesses through the Covid crisis with essential information on guidance, training, and PPE and free resources, amongst other things.
And, we need your help to prioritise what comes next for Norwich.