FRIEND OF THE BID
Formed in 2013, Southend BID is the Business Improvement District (BID) Company for Southend
As a BID, we're funded by businesses within a defined BID zone, who have a rateable value of £15,000 or more. They pay an annual fee (a small percentage of their rateable value) and in doing so receive a lot in return.
However, if your business is in the BID Zone but has a rateable value of less than £15,000, or you're outside of the BID Zone, you can receive some of these benefits by becoming a Friend of the BID.
Receipt of regular updates regarding the city centre and business advice.
Participation in events and trails such as Southend Cocktail Week.
Involvement in relevant PR activity throughout the area.
Participation in social media activity.
Potential for inclusion in marketing campaigns such as Valentine's Day, Christmas and Bank Holiday activities.
Opportunity to be involved in the Keeping Together safety wristband scheme.
Attendance at bi-monthly Southend Business Against Crime meetings attended by Essex Police and other safety services.
Access to the DISC crime reduction and information sharing system.
Invitations to join city centre activities.
If based in the BID zone you will also be able to call on assistance from the Street Ranger team should you require support in incidents of crime or anti-social behaviour.