About the BID
Businesses in the Southern and Western areas of Bracknell voted in favour of plans to set up a Business Improvement District (BID) to run from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2025.
The positive ballot result follows 18 months of planning, in-depth interviews, surveys and workshops and a month-long ballot in which businesses in the area were asked to vote on the proposals. 63% of votes cast voted in favour of the BID by total number of businesses, and 88% of votes cast voted in favour of the BID by Rateable Value.
As a result of the yes vote, the Bracknell Business Improvement District (BID) started on 1st April 2020. Businesses with a rateable value of £12,001 or above will pay a levy based upon their rateable value, creating a collective fund of more than £3 million to spend over the next five years.
The plans were driven by a steering group of business representatives from across the area, who have now formed the Bracknell Investment Group Ltd. This is the company that will manage the BID. They are supported by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd, who develop and deliver Business Improvement Districts across the country.
BID Vision & Objectives
The Bracknell BID area to be recognised as the place where businesses develop and grow through collaboration and investment.
Objective 1 Infrastructure
Provide a great infrastructure and a smart working environment for businesses to operate and people and services to communicate, access and move around, safely and effectively.
Objective 2 Business Growth & Investment
Support businesses in Bracknell to grow, develop and invest by creating a great working environment to operate effectively and attract.