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LeedsBID is focused on achieving an outstanding ‘Welcome Experience’ to the city centre, helping provide a positive and lasting impression of friendliness and vibrancy to all city users. Some of the exciting projects the BID has brought so far include the Welcome Ambassadors, The Windows of Leeds and the George Street Welcome.

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

Welcome Ambassadors one year on…

In February 2016, LeedsBID introduced its own distinct branded Welcome to Leeds, with the launch of the Welcome Ambassadors. A year on, the Ambassadors are now an identifiable and valuable resource in the city centre, providing that all important friendly welcome to residents, employers and visitors alike. A high quality professional meet and greet team, they act as human signposts, adding value with their expert city knowledge and enhancing the …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

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

‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade hosted in Leeds

The city is to host a very special ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade later this month celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes. A host of athletes have already added their names to the list of attendees taking part in the parade to be held on Wednesday, September 28th from late afternoon. Those already set to attend include: Triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee who earned gold and silver medals …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

The Street Rangers Are Here…

A new team of street rangers have hit Leeds, carrying out an enhanced cleansing service as part of LeedsBID’s (Business Improvement District) efforts to improve the city centre’s physical welcome. And the LeedsBID Street Rangers are starting work on Leeds’ most prominent street, Briggate, as part of a drive to raise cleanliness levels and enhance the look and feel of the city centre. Instantly recognisible in their blue LeedsBID branded …Read More

Meet The Leeds Welcome Ambassadors

Meet Yvonne – Yvonne is originally from Stratford upon Avon but has lived in Leeds for over 35 years. She loves Leeds due to its friendly nature and diverse culture. She applied to become a Welcome Ambassador as she sought a career change having spent many years working in an office environment where she occupied roles as a customer advisor and as a member of a complaints resolution team within the financial …Read More

A Place To Call Home

The LeedsBID has moved to its new home on the city’s most prominent street – Briggate. You can now find us at Leeds Business Improvement District, 104 Briggate, Leeds LS1 6BG. NEW telephone number: 0113 467 2780 (in operation from Tuesday, 10 May)