Become a 

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 a 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.  

My Business is inside the BID Zone


PLACE MARKETING BENEFITS

  • Listing on our widely popular consumer website Visit Southend, which receives up to half a million visits a year.
  • Ability to promote your business offers and events though our consumer website.
  • Inclusion in marketing campaigns.
  • Involvement in PR activity throughout Southend and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in social media campaigns.
  • Invitations to take part in town centre events and activities.
PLACE MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
  • Membership to DISC - Southend's Crime Business Crime Reducation Database.
  • Additional targeted cleaning and streetscape improvements.
  • Access to Street Services – which includes maintenance of town centre.
  • Inclusion in scheme to keep children safe.
  • Invitation to town centre forums.
  • Ability to participate in strategic working groups.
  • Receipt of regular updates of town centre news and advice.
  • Access to research data collated by Southend BID.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Invitation to town centre forums.
  • Ability to participate in strategic working groups.
  • Receipt of regular updates of town centre news and advice.
  • Access to research data collated by Southend BID.




My Business is outside the BID Zone


PLACE MARKETING BENEFITS

  • Listing on our widely popular consumer website Visit Southend, which receives up to half a million visits a year.
  • Ability to promote your business offers and events though our consumer website.
  • Inclusion in marketing campaigns.
  • Involvement in PR activity throughout Southend and the surrounding area.
  • Participation in social media campaigns.
  • Invitations to take part in town centre events and activities.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Invitation to town centre forums.
  • Ability to participate in strategic working groups.
  • Receipt of regular updates of town centre news and advice.
  • Access to research data collated by Southend BID.





The benefits

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