Lancaster BID is a not for profit company with a remit to make Lancaster city centre a more attractive place to visit, live, work and do business.
April 2023 marks our 10th anniversary of high quality promotion of Lancaster city centre. One of our biggest priorities is to organise flagship free public events in Lancaster city centre to draw more people into the city and make sure they want to come back.
Our events make use of public space and are accessible to everyone to make sure the whole local community can benefit. We also carry out extensive marketing to promote the city and encourage visitors from further afield.
Lancaster BID is led by a volunteer management board with projects delivered by a small staff team of just one full time and two part time staff. We keep our overheads to a minimum to maximise investment in the city centre. As a not-for-profit company, every penny we receive goes back into the city centre to benefit the whole local community.
We encourage people to shop local and use local suppliers wherever possible to maximise investment back into the local economy.
We are award winning for our events. In 2022, we won the 'Tourism & Visitor Attraction' Award at the Bay Business Excellence Awards, are a finalist in the Small Event of the Year category of the Lancashire Tourism Awards (winner announced in February) and have been nominated in the Rising Star category of the Visa Let's Celebrate Towns Awards (winner announced in March). With your support, we will continue to make our events even bigger and better for 2023.
We live up to our strapline to Love Local, Love Lancaster!