The Bath Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, not-for-profit business-led company working to provide the environment for businesses in Bath to succeed.

Because of the type of company the Bath BID is, we are required by law to ballot our Levy Payers every five years. Following a renewal ballot in 2021, the Bath BID has been given the mandate to continue working in the city until 2026.

Bath BID III will see a continuation of our key purpose, which is to improve the environment for businesses in Bath. It is our ambition to build on the excellent foundations of the last ten years, in providing a welcoming, safe and clean city. We will support the city in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ‘build back better’, using strong place management principles, which create increased pride in the city as a place to be enjoyed by local residents and visitors alike, and in which businesses are supported to flourish.

The challenges faced in Bath city centre are complex, and the pace of the changes impacting the city has been accelerated by the pandemic. The Bath BID is well-placed to help deal with the challenges and support positive change through comprehensive and innovative partnership programmes that improve the public realm, help tackle environmental issues, make the best of development opportunities, increase the profile of the city as a place to do business, and improve the quality of life for the people who use the place. Our key aim is to improve our area for the benefit of its users, making it more accessible to more of the communities surrounding Bath and to reflect the principles at the heart of place management – the process of making places better.

You can browse our Business Plan for 2021–2026 below.