The Leeds Business Improvement District is one of the most exciting initiatives developed by the city’s business community in recent years.
Representing 986 businesses and organisations, LeedsBID is focused on delivering an ambitious business plan to transform Leeds city centre – improving experiences, standards and adding value for all city users.
Leading on innovative projects and providing key investment, it aims to make Leeds city centre a cleaner, safer and more welcoming place, raising its profile nationally and internationally with new, diverse and prestigious events and exciting marketing campaigns.
Established on April 1st 2015, LeedsBID was voted for by city’s businesses and endorsed by the public sector. It was the 200th BID in the UK and is the largest outside of London.
Businesses within the BID area with a rateable value of £60,000 or above are required to make an annual contribution (a levy) of 1.25%, resulting in £2.4m investment per year into the city centre – more than £12m over the BID’s initial five-year term.