Hull City Centre BID
Hull City Centre BID Ltd is a 'not-for-profit' partnership led by local businesses and hosted by the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, with support from the public sector including Hull City Council, Humberside Police, Visit Hull & East Yorkshire and Hull College. It is the promoter of the Hull City Centre Business Improvement District. The BID proposal explains how it will carry out projects to meet its objectives.
HullBID Vision Statement
A vibrant city of thriving businesses.
HullBID Mission Statement
Working in partnership with BID district organisations, we listen and respond to the needs of our members and create sustainable initiatives that make the HullBID area a measurably better place to do business.
What is a BID?
A Business Improvement District is a defined geographical area of Hull City Centre in which local businesses and other partners agree to contribute additional funding, controlled by the BID, to make specific improvements over and above the existing statutory services provided by the Local Authority and Police. So BIDs do not replace or subsidise existing services, they enhance them significantly in response to priorities identified by local business.
Why do we need a BID?
We already know that some parts of the City Centre are looking tired, with unsightly vacant units and poor general perceptions of safety and cleanliness. Potential shoppers are being lost to competing towns and cities to the west of Hull. In addition, although significant investment is taking place within the City Centre, creating a period of major change, particularly over the next five years, this will put a strain on existing areas by potentially fragmenting the City Centre. A BID will ensure that the whole City Centre is improved and becomes more attractive in a much more powerful and cohesive way than could otherwise be achieved, not only attracting more visitors, but also making it a better place for everyone who works and lives here.
Aims and Targets of the BID
- Improve safety and security within the City Centre
- Enhance cleanliness and street maintenance
- Strengthen the marketing of the City Centre
- Develop a safe and vibrant evening and 24-hour economy
- Improve access and signage
- Maintaining standards and measuring benefits: The existing services will not be reduced or compromised and will be subject to formal service level agreements. In addition, the impact of the BID on Hull City Centre will be measured against Key Performance Indicators
For more information on Hull City Centre BID please take a look at their website http://www.hullbid.co.uk or contact the BID Manager on 01482 611801.