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Delivering Quality and Innovation to the BID industry





Accreditation is the must-have recognition that any well-managed BID should desire. Suitable for newly developed and operating BIDs, it provides evidence of quality management and return on investment through service delivery. It is the industry recognised standard.

Take a look at what is assessed…

Evaluates the selection process and effectiveness of the board, directors and members of the BID.

Management and Operations
Evaluates the staffing structure, contracts, and appraisals. This theme also covers insurance policies and data protection.

Evaluates the BID financial systems, ensuring professional and transparent procedures.

Performance Management
Evaluates the methods used by the BID to review performance and ensuring the views of levy payers are fed back in to reflect the changing needs of the area.

Communication and Reporting
Evaluates the BID’s communications activity, focussing on how processes and activities are reported to levy payers and how return on investment for levy payers is assessed.


All accredited BIDs can be found here.

Accreditations awarded in 2015 can be found here

What is the process?

The process is extremely straightforward and comes in five stages;

Application Form | Self-Assessment | Pre-Audit Assessment | Audit | Board

Accreditation lasts for three years, full re-application is required thereafter.

Why should I get Accredited?

Click here to find out

How do I organise getting my BID Accredited?

If you would like to receive more information regarding the Accreditation process, please email contact@britishbids.info

The cost is £2,500 (VAT applies). Current Bb subscribers and ATCM members receive 25% discount.



Recent Auditors and Assessors

External auditors

Melanie Richardson, Newham Business Park BID Manager and BID consultant
Chris Turner, Professor and International Ambassador at Winchester University and Executive Director of Winchester BID

Assessment panel

Andy Godfrey, Public Policy Manager at Alliance Boots
Jim Hubbard, Policy Advisor at British Retail Consortium
John Fletcher, Real Estate Manager at Nationwide
Sylvia Oates, Nottinghamshire Best Bar None
Trish Dyson, Business Rates Manager at Next Group PLC
Sunil Varu, Town Centre operator
Ed Cooke, BCSC
Georgina Dawkins, Urban Grain Consulting


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