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Business Voice

The BID aims to act as a universal voice for all businesses within the LS1 and LS2 postcodes, working in partnership to ensure the city achieves its collective aims.

LeedsBID wants more people to enjoy the city longer and create greater prosperity for all its businesses and citizens. With a clear co-ordinated message, this can be achieved.


LIF includes bigger and better Leeds Digital Jobs Fair

Leeds Digital Job Fair 3.0 looks set to eclipse previous attendance records when employers and tech professionals come together again for the event later this month. In a major boost for organisers Herd, the fair at First Direct Arena on Friday, 28th April will form part of the inaugural Leeds International Festival running from 22-30 April with a focus on three main strands: music, moving image and technology. Amy De-Balsi – …Read More

LeedsBID Receives Living Wage Accreditation

The LeedsBID celebrates its accreditation at the Living Wage business breakfast The living wage business breakfast hosted by Leeds Citizens and Path Yorkshire as the new real Living Wage rate for the UK was announced. The rate – £8.45 per hour – is set independently, according to the basic cost of living in Britain, and currently stands at 17% higher than the government minimum for over 25s at £7.20 per …Read More

LeedsBID AGM 2016 – Looking back, looking forward…

On October 19th the Everyman Cinema, Leeds, welcomed over 100 guests for the Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID), Annual General Meeting (AGM). Andrew Cooper, Chief Exec, delivered an engaging and informative presentation showcasing the projects LeedsBID have delivered over the past year, as well as looking forward to the future of the BID and its role in amplifying Leeds city centre. The presentation also gave guests a chance to meet …Read More

LeedsBID backing Business Week

Leeds Business Week brings together over a hundred speakers to present their ideas, share knowledge and inspire thousands of delegates at events across the city. Business Week, running 17-21 October, is the platform for sharing ideas, building long-lasting business relationships and making things happen. This year LeedsBID has been involved in helping to market business week as well as hosting events. On Tuesday (Oct 18th) LeedsBID is delivering a seminar …Read More

LeedsBID supports environment award

Pictured (L-R) Andrew Cooper Chief Executive LeedsBID, Welcome Ambassador David Joyce and Leeds Chamber President Gerald Jennings. LeedsBID has been announced as the first sponsor of the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s annual Raising the Bar Awards, sponsoring the environment category. The awards take place on 10th November in Leeds and also include three other key areas – community, economy and education. Raising the Bar is an initiative which …Read More

Welcome to Leeds is here…

Welcome to Leeds is a new framework to showcase, support and celebrate the world class events, organisations and people in Leeds. We promote the city by commissioning talented photographers, film makers and storytellers to capture and share moments, sentiments and idiosyncrasies of the people that make our city unique. Make sure you check out the new portal at www.welcometoleeds.co.uk and you can follow the city’s stories on social media. Twitter@WelcomeToLeeds  / Instagram@welcometoleeds / …Read More

LeedsBID Podcast – Episode 2

Welcome to the second episode of the LeedsBID podcast. Listen to Chief Executive Andrew Cooper and Head of Marketing Martin Dickson in conversation with three of our Welcome Ambassadors. Discussing life on the streets of Leeds, helping people and delivering a great welcome experience to the city. You will also hear some of the funny stories and strange requests they get!  

LeedsBID Steering Group

The LeedsBID steering group brings together a dynamic collection of professionals representing all sectors in the city. The group members work together to shape, craft and support the management team as a ‘think tank’ style operation, helping implement a diverse range of projects to both achieve the key objectives of the LeedsBID business plan and also work to enhance the profile of Leeds.   “The LeedsBID are an incredibly positive …Read More

Check out our fresh new look

We’re happy to unveil our new look identity that we feel is really going to leave its mark on the city. Designed in house by Leeds Business Improvement Districts’s (LeedsBID) Graphic Designer, Jordan Harrison-Reader, with advice and support from Sarah Dear a member of the BID board and Managing Director of Elmwood Branding & Design Consultancy. Jordan said “A primary aim of the re-branding was to create an identity that …Read More

Exciting new appointments to LeedsBID Board

LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) has announced a number of exciting new additions to its Board of Directors from across the city’s key sectors. The organisation is appointing two non-executive directors and two co-opted members to further enhance the skills, expertise and experience of its Board in helping the BID raise standards, raise awareness and add value to the city. Joining as non-executive directors are Diane Cheesebrough, Deputy CEO of …Read More