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Delivering Quality and Innovation to the BID industry


The Certificate in BID Management

What is the course?

  • A short course aimed at both BID and non-BID personnel.
  • A part-time course through a combination of distance learning and on-site training days.
  • A qualification which covers all aspects of working within a BID environment:
    • Principles of BIDs
    • BID regulations and policy
    • Governance and levy rules
    • Operational management of BIDs

Enrol on our second course

View the schedule and dates for the second class here

The demand to study the CiBM this year has been overwhelmingly positive which is why we’re delighted to share that we will now be running two courses in 2017. This is the first time the British BIDs Academy has offered this. If you are interested in taking the course please email Emily.


Why you should study the CiBM

As the BID industry grows and matures, quality is increasingly paramount to voters. This qualification reassures voters that staff are in place with the appropriate skillset and can be considered industry leaders. The course provides an opportunity to network with peers in the industry and cover all facets of the BID environment. The Certificate in BID Management is the industry’s only formal qualification and since its launch in 2013 has fast established a record of assisting in graduate’s career development.

Who are the class of 2017 so far?

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A look back over the years

Take a look at how the qualification has helped previous graduates develop their careers and what their advice for the class of 2017 would be by clicking here.

If you would like to speak to previous graduates, please get in touch with us.

Our latest graduates and testimonials




Click here to read some of this year’s dissertations! 

“I have really enjoyed the certificate in BID management and found all elements of the training sessions to be informative and engaging. Would highly recommend to anyone from the industry looking to develop their knowledge and skills.”

Will Dyson, WeAreWaterloo BID

“The Certificate in BID Management Course was superb learning experience and brought together so many elements to provide a rich and varied overview of BIDs. It has reinforced certain aspects of my work and helped me grow and develop other areas that I felt I needed support and guidance on. It was also very enjoyable to be with such an interesting group of colleagues and mentors, I would recommend it highly.”

Matthew John, Hammersmith London

“The CIBM was a fantastic experience and one which I would thoroughly recommend to both aspiring and experienced BID personnel. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with peers and a comprehensive look at all aspects of working in the BID industry. The speakers were engaging and knowledgeable and offered unrivalled insights into their respective topics.”

Chris Travers, Orpington 1st


You can see all of our graduates here.


Auditors and Assessors

External auditor

Christopher Turner, Professor and International Ambassador at Winchester University and Executive Director of Winchester BID

Assessment panel

Andy Godfrey, Public Policy Manager at Alliance Boots
Melanie Richardson, Newham Business Park BID Manager and BID consultant
John Fletcher, Real Estate Manager at Nationwide
Marc Myers, General Manager at Intu Lakeside




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