Join UK BIDs
Considering a BID or Delivering a BID - membership of UKBIDs gives you automatic membership of the ATCM and so much more.
- A dedicated BID website
- A free advice line
- Ten Step Guide to developing a BID
- BID Basics seminars
- BID Exchange Network
- BID Document Exchange
The National BIDs Advisory Service was headed up by Jacquie Reilly a leading expert in BIDs in the UK. Jacquie was directly involved with Government in the development of the BIDs Regulations and wrote the Good Practice Guide which supports the legislation. She developed the BID Academy concept and works with developing and established BIDs on a daily basis.
Steve Peters - BID4 Bury
"As a town centre partnership moving into the world of BID's we took a massive step into the unknown. This was all new territory. As a member of ATCM, I found the advice and information given by the National BIDs Advisory Service advice line invaluable throughout every step of our BID campaign and beyond.
Some questions you think ‘I should really know this' but the reality is, everything is new when you go for your first BID, and why pay for consultants to answer your questions when you can ask the National BIDs Advisory Service. It is included in your membership and you get a lot more advice than just the answer to the question. They have the understanding and experience of dealing with a wide variety of BIDs large and small. At all times, no matter how dense or difficult I thought some of my questions were, I found Jacquie to be brilliant: knowledgeable, reassuring and helpful throughout. The National BIDs Advisory Service was my number two throughout the BIDs maze."
Aftab Gaffar - Rugby BID
" Within confines of a tight budget It's reassuring to know that being a member of ATCMs National BIDs Advisory Service you can get free advice anytime. I am especially pleased with Jacquie drafting a letter regarding a legislative query from a business which resolved the issue for us and ensured the business was happy with our response. The Exchange Network meetings are a great help, providing us with the opportunity to meet fellow members with the same interests and to share a lot ideas and suggestions which really help in taking your BID forward "
Joining UKBIDs gives you access to the largest BIDs organisation in Europe and the largest BIDs network in the world. Not only do you get a chance to learn from and share experience with others, but you also get full access to our Advice Line, the on-line Knowledge Bank, discounts for events, publications and key services and an improved national and even international profile.
If you are an established or a prospective BID and would like to join, this section gives you all the information you need. If you are a business or public sector organisation looking for more information on BIDs activity in your area, you can register your interest with us by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the joint ATCM/UKBIDs membership fee will only cover one TCM partnership and one BID where the contact details for ATCM and the BID remain the same and the BID comes under the umbrella of the Town or City Centre management partnership. Where the BID is a separate company or there is more than one BID the UKBIDs fee will apply to each BID.
The benefits of membership of UKBIDs
BID Network Exchange
An active network representing all areas of the UK, providing members with a chance to meet regularly, share successes and find solutions to problems
Exclusive reciprocal membership of the IDA in Washington - the biggest BIDs network in the world
Consultancy and Research
A continuous programme of action-based research that investigates and tests solutions in order to influence and facilitate change. Members also have the chance to access UKBIDs consultancy activities such as the Essential Guide to BIDs Seminar and Mid Term BID Review at very reduced rates
BID Network Discussion Forum
An on-line debating forum for established BIDs
Expert advivce on BID development, BID regulations and industry good practicee
Discounted delegate fees to the programme of national and regional conferences, seminars and workshops
Members have privileged access to online and printed information including research and good practice data such as the Annual BID Survey, and, for members who wish to access them, news bulletins from the ATCM website
Frequent opportunities to participate in seminars held regionally on topical issues such as the BIDs Basics seminars. As a UKBIDs member you will also be eligible to secure special rates on CPD courses recognised by the Institute of Place Management
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