Business Improvement District (BID) is an arrangement whereby businesses get together and decide;

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What improvements they want to make in the BID area

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How they will manage and deliver the improvements

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What the improvements will cost

This all goes into a business plan which is voted on by all those who would have to pay. The BID lasts for a maximum of 5 years and must be able to demonstrate how it benefits the businesses that have founded it.

The Ballymena Business Improvement District (BID) was implemented in Ballymena Town Centre following a resounding successful vote by Ballymena town centre businesses. It gives members one voice to:

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Our Vision

The BID's vision is to create a safe, welcoming, cleaner, accessible and distinctive location for all to shop, visit, experience and enjoy.

Our Aim

To encourage growth, development and investment in local businesses.

Key Objectives

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A coordinated programme of marketing, promotions and events

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Accessibility - car parking, better signage and improving visitor's journey

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Supporting town centre businesses

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Improving safety and security

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Improving the physical environment

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An innovation fund