The Brixton BID (Business Improvement District) is a not-for-profit collective of local businesses who have come together to help improve their immediate area. There are currently over 50 BIDs in London, each of whom create, develop and fund projects that benefit local business and the community.
Our BID board of directors is entirely made up of Brixton business owners, who volunteer their time to improve the area from a business perspective. A small management team is employed by the BID to implement projects over a five year plan. Projects delivered by the BID so far include jet washing of town centre pavements, free cardboard recycling for businesses and free training for employees in partnership with Lambeth college and with local charity Brand Amplifier.
The Brixton BID provides the opportunity for the businesses in Brixton to decide and govern what’s best for the area. We focus on three key themes:
To strengthen business partnerships
To better market the area
To improve the local environment
The BID also acts as an intermediary between the council and the individual businesses in the area, providing a forum for businesses and local organisations to develop stronger working partnerships.
We exist to protect Brixton’s diverse range of businesses. Famed for its independent stores, award winning market, thriving night time economy and mix of high street brands – Brixton is a dynamic place to do business.
BID projects are funded by a levy that businesses pay annually for a five year term. The amount billed is proportional to the size of the business premises. In Brixton the BID bill is 1.5% of the rateable value of the business, and only applies to premises with a rateable value of £5,000 or more.