The Place to do business in Birmingham

Welcome to Colmore Business District - the place to do business in Birmingham

Colmore BID's buzzing bee hotel

Find out more about our plans to improve conditions for bees within the District.

Colmore Food Festival returns for 2017

30 June - 1 July in Victoria Square

The place to do business in Birmingham

Welcome to Colmore Business District; the place to do business in Birmingham


Do you enjoy singing and performing? Why not join our District choir? We hold rehearsals every Mondays from 1-2pm.…


Accessible & Connected

Accessible & Connected

Place Marketing

Business Matters

Safe & Sound

Community Building

Outstanding Places


Accessible & Connected

Our Accessible & Connected objective cares for the experience of getting to and moving around CBD.  We do this by influencing and partnering on policy and projects to make CBD navigable for people with differing mobility.  CBD led the revival of the Interconnect project to provide a modern, highly-legible way-finding system across the City Centre, as well as co-ordinating the City Centre business response to the HS2 Environmental Statement.

CBD has been a voice for business in the District and a critical friend to Birmingham City Council in developing the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP) and in bringing forward the experimental Sprint Bus Rapid Transit.  CBD has been very supportive of Birmingham City Council's efforts to encourage more use of active travel modes and less reliance on the private car.

Transportation and City Centre Resilience

Colmore BID keeps local businesses up to date with issues affecting the District from 1st - 1st Apr

Superfast Broadband

Colmore BID delivered information workshops to small businesses about Superfast Broadband from 15th - 1st Dec

Z Maps

Colmore BID produces a variety of maps to help people find they way around the from 14th May - 1st Oct

Snow Hill Interchange Plan

Colmore BID and its partners unveil transport strategy for the District from 1st Dec - 9th Jul

Interconnect Birmingham

Colmore Business District and its partners have delivered a new wayfinding system for the city from 1st Apr - 1st Sep

Place Marketing

Under this objective we care for the brand of CBD by partnering and delivering projects and events that:

  • promote the brand internally and outwardly, adding leverage to the external marketing offer of the City; and
  • contribute to the vibrancy of “Colmore Life” for those who work, live and play here

Birmingham Cookbook 2016

Colmore BID promotes its fantasic venues through the new Birmingham Cook Book from 1st Apr - 8th Jul


Colmore Business District present #NicklinUnseen; a unique photo-history of Birmingham from 1st Mar - 1st Oct

Instameet February 2016

In February 2016, Colmore BID held it's first Instameet from 1st - 20th Feb

Colmore Food Festival 2017

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31st Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival

Colmore Business District brings International Jazz artists to the District from 1st Jan - 3rd Jul

Business Matters

We know that in CBD, Business Matters.  Under this objective we:

  • Shape and articulate the strategic voice for CBD across the city to make sure that the collective message of all businesses is received in appropriate loci of influence
  • Work with others to amplify the message.  Analysing, reporting on and (when necessary) collecting a range of data to provide evidence for that message.

Consultation on HS2

Colmore BID responded to the Government's hybrid HS2 bill from 27th - 27th Feb


Colmore BID provides help to small businesses by delivering free training from 1st - 7th Mar

Safe & Sound

We want people to feel safe in CBD at all times of the day. Under this objective we:

  • Care for the experience of being in CBD and feeling safe and secure day and night; and
  • Partner on projects and deliver services that enhance this experience from a variety of perspectives across age, gender, race and cultural backgrounds.

Homelessness Awareness Training

Learn more about homelessness with Sifa Fireside and Colmore BID from 15th May - 22nd Jun


Colmore Business District has invested in Facewatch for all local businessess from 1st Sep - 1st Dec

Colmore Ambassadors

Colmore BID's Ambassadors are here to help, and act as our eyes and ears in from 1st Apr - 1st Jul

Police Community Support Officer in CBD

Colmore BID provides a dedicated PCSO service to local businesses from 1st - 1st Aug

Safety Improvements to Cathedral Square

Colmore BID delivers improved lighting and CCTV to Birmingham Cathedral Grounds from 1st Nov - 30th Apr

Community Building

Under this objective we care for CBD’s community of employees and business owners and adding a dimension to “Colmore Life.” We do this by:

  • Offering the opportunity to connect with networks for business and professional development, as well as outlets for corporate and individual social responsibility;
  • Building bridges to the local labour pool to nurture aspiration and meet future resource needs.

Support SIFA Fireside to Help Birmingham's Homeless Adults

Wish list for SIfa Fireside's clients from 15th Nov - 31st Mar

District Cyclists take part in Velo Birmingham

Fund Raising for Sifa Fireside from 24th - 24th Sep

Supporting the District's SME's and Start-Ups

offering free support and resources for start-up businesses and SME's from 7th - 7th Nov

Autumn Wellbeing Activities

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Midday Mile

Join Colmore BID each week for our midday mile from 1st - 1st Jan

Outstanding Places

Our Outstanding Places objective cares for the physical aspects of CBD by delivering, influencing and partnering on public realm projects to make CBD an outstanding place made up of outstanding places.

CBD took its first step into making permanent improvements to the public realm in partnership with Birmingham City Council in creating Church Street Square - a new place to stop and wonder in a previously unloved and under-used space.

CBD followed this up with a solo, award winning effort in Colmore Square, creating a very popular place to dwell a while in Colmore's 'skyscraper' district. CBD now has plans to produce a world-class space in Snow Hill Square and Cornwall Street, home to some of the District's best eateries.

Thresholds Exhibition 2017

Colmore BID brings Thresholds to BMAG from 24th Jun - 6th Aug


Colmore Business District present #NicklinUnseen; a unique photo-history of Birmingham from 1st Mar - 1st Oct

Snow Hill Improvement Works Tranche 1

Colmore BID and partners make significant improvements to Snow Hill Square from 1st Jun - 6th Oct

Recycling in Colmore Business District

Colmore Business District has teamed up with First Mile to offer competitive recycling contracts from 1st Oct - 1st Jan