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Delivering Quality, Innovation and Knowledge to the BID industry


The Certificate in BID Management (CiBM)

What is the certificate in CiBM?

  • A short course aimed at both BID and non-BID personnel.
  • Delivered 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, levy rules and finance
    • Contract management in BIDs
    • Brand development, marketing and comms in BIDs
    • Employment law and personnel issues
    • Presentation mentoring

Register your interest for the CiBM 2018

Due to huge demand the classes for 2017 have now been filled. If you would like more details on classes for 2018 please contact Ben.

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 skills and that 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 CiBM 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.

The 2nd class of 2017 will be graduating on the 19/10/17 at the National BID Conference in Cambridge.

A look back over the years

Take a look at how the qualification has helped previous graduates develop their careers and what they say about the CiBM 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 class of 2016 dissertations

Will Dyson, WeAreWaterloo BID

“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.”

Matthew John, Hammersmith London

“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.”

Chris Travers, Orpington 1st

“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.”

You can see all of our graduates here.


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