Business Matters

Your BID, Your Levy, Your Future

Colmore Business District is the Business Improvement District (BID) that covers the commercial heart of Birmingham. Our company, Colmore BID, provides improvement projects and services to over 500 business, who employ over 35,000 people and occupy over 5 million square feet of office space.

Established in 2009 by a group of forward thinking local businesses, Colmore BID has delivered a broad range of projects. These range from high-profile projects such as our award-winning Colmore Food Festival, which provides a showcase for our incredible hospitality sector and attracts over 30,000 people each year, and our award-winning public realm schemes such as Church Street Square and Colmore Square, right down to projects that deliver real change on the ground, such as our Security and Ambassador service and our programme of deep cleaning, and floral features.

BIDs are democratically elected companies which run for a term that usually lasts five years. Colmore BID are currently in our third term which will run until March 2024. Our next ballot will be in 2023.

Essential Documents

Our Business Plan reviews our performance over the last five years, and sets out our ambitions for our next term. Click here to download a copy.

Click here to view the baseline services provided by Birmingham City Council.

Click here to view the baseline services provided by Birmingham and City Council in relation to Highways.

Click here to view the baseline services provided by West Midlands Police.

Click here to view a draft of the Operating Agreement, which explains how the BID and the City Council intend to work together during the term.

Working for a greener and more mobile Business District

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Our vision for a bigger and better Colmore Food Festival

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A more pedestrian-friendly gateway to Snow Hill

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New open spaces for Business District

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