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The Leeds Experience is already recognised on a national scale. The city is consistently named as one of the UK’s top destinations for business and leisure as it continues to attract outside visitors and cater for its inhabitants through its diverse offer, ranging from its high class art, culture, sport and hospitality.

The BID’s vision for the city centre is to go above and beyond! Ensuring everyone who uses the city thinks of Leeds as a clean and safe place.

The BID has already helped bring major projects such as the 2015 MOBO Awards to help enhance the city’s reputation as a great place to do business and hold key note events, helping propel Leeds forward as a world player.


Leeds International Festival 17 – What a week!

Over the past week, Leeds International Festival has canvassed the city’s most influential cultural facets, with Music, Tech, Moving Image, Fashion and Food all celebrated, attracting interest and intrigue from around the world. Now the festival’s inaugural year has come to a close, we look back at some of the key highlights. The festival kicked off with two days of free fashion shows in the heartland of the Leeds retail …Read More

The Allotment takes root in Leeds Market

A pop-up allotment is taking residence in Leeds Market, providing a green space for creativity and community. Leeds Indie Food has unveiled “The Allotment” as the centrepiece of its ‘DO’ strand, bringing something different to Leeds for the duration of the festival, running from May 11th-28th. The project is the result of a collaboration between Leeds Indie Food, Arup, Leeds City Council, Bauman Lyons, Three Create and Café 164, and …Read More

Work continues to make A City Less Grey

The streets of Leeds are to be a little less grey as the next piece of artwork of a city-wide project starts to take shape. An artistic cityscape will be the new inhabitant of Leeds’ latest office space as work begins on a street art installation in Sovereign Square. The artwork forms part of a street art programme entitled A City Less Grey, initiated by East Street Arts, working closely …Read More

LeedsBID backing city sports awards

LeedsBID can proudly announce itself as the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards Title Sponsor. Vice Chair of Sport Leeds, Sally Nickson commented “We’re thrilled to have LeedsBID on board and we’re looking forward to working together with them to make this year the best awards yet”. Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive of LeedsBID, said: “LeedsBID is delighted to be the title sponsor of this year’s Leeds Sports Awards, which are now one …Read More

Purple Flag City

Leeds is now a Purple Flag City – What is a Purple Flag and how is it accredited? Leeds can literally fly the new purple flag for its evening and night time economy after receiving official recognition for offering a great evening out. The city is now in possession of a giant Purple Flag following the official Purple Flag Awards Ceremony held in Southern Ireland. Purple Flag status is awarded …Read More

Project to help make City Less Grey

Leeds is to be a city less grey thanks to a series of street art installations at key locations. The complete street art programme will see seven artists – both local and nationally based – create street art installations and events across five sites throughout the city centre, kick-starting an exhilarating time for urban art in Leeds. All works are due for completion by Autumn 2017. A City Less Grey …Read More

Christmas in Leeds

This year LeedsBID is doing Christmas differently with the launch of ‘Christmas in Leeds’ – the first project brought to you in conjunction with the new city marketing platform Welcome to Leeds. The campaign is set to add additional Christmas sparkle to the city centre through a series of diverse light and art installations which encompass various elements of Christmas and artistic disciplines. The art installations will culminate in the …Read More

Audio & Radio Industry Awards Hit Leeds

The Audio & Radio Industry Awards came to Leeds and what a night it was. The winners of ARIAS were announced at a star-studded ceremony at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday, October 19th. Among the winners were Greg James, Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 4. Top artists the Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley and Gregory Porter performed live at the ceremony, hosted by BBC Radio’s …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

Latest News on 2016 Audio Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS)

Details of the presenter, headline acts and nominations for the 2016 Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) have been unveiled as the countdown to the event continues. BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox will host the awards ceremony at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday October 19th, with live performances from the Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley and Gregory Porter. The newly launched awards, organised by The Radio Academy and …Read More