About the BID

Delivering change together

In March 2015 eligible businesses within Sheffield City Centre voted to invest collectively to improve their environment through the creation of a Business Improvement District (BID).

Sheffield City Centre BID Limited is delivering the Sheffield BID and its associated Action Plan on behalf of these businesses. Its purpose is to provide additional or improved services identified and requested by local businesses.

Sheffield BID has a number of objectives within five core programmes that include:


The BID is a five-year project that officially launched in April following the successful ballot. The BID Company became fully operational in October 2015.

The BID currently includes 511 properties that pay the BID levy.

Where the BID operates

The map below shows the boundary for Sheffield BID, which is based on the former inner city ring road.


How the BID works


What the BID does

Sheffield BID delivers projects that add value to the existing offer across all business sectors, supporting economic growth for a diverse range of sectors across retail, corporate, leisure and culture, education and public services. The BID’s investment focuses on achieving higher visitor numbers and a vibrant city centre; easier access and navigation; a safer day-time and night-time economy; a cleaner environment; and a powerful voice for the 500+ businesses that pay into the BID.

Note: the BID cannot be used to fund services that Sheffield City Council already operates.