Business Improvement Districts

London Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are business-led partnerships that aim to improve an area’s commercial activity. BIDs:

  • Promote economic wellbeing and economic growth
  • Attract inward investment
  • Give competitive regional advantage
  • Produce social wellbeing and improve quality of life
  • Develop partnerships between the private and public sectors
  • Encourage corporate social responsibility
  • Provide sustainable investment for ongoing capital projects/services
  • Create a positive sense of place and enhanced feeling of safety and wellbeing, as well as community pride.

You can work with one of the partner central London BIDs to help take up the Smart Green Business services in the most appropriate manner for your particular case. BIDs will work with you to select the most appropriate Smart Green Business services and activities for you to engage in according to your needs and interests.

As well as having excellent relationships with businesses in their area, BIDs have a strong environmental ethos and experience of improving environmental performance. The six BIDs are:

Angel  Better Bankside Camden  
Heart of London London Bridge Waterloo

Contact your local BID here

Clicking BID areas brings up the details of each BID:

Angel AIM BID (Islington)
C: Mark Turner
T: 020 7288 4377

Angel BID Ltd was established in April 2007 - after local businesses voted overwhelmingly to establish a business improvement district to make their trading environment at the Angel cleaner, safer and brighter. We are an independent business-led limited company delivering services until 2012 to benefit almost 750 businesses in the BID area. With a strong commercial voice we represent their 
views and best interests. Angel BID Ltd works in close partnership with the public bodies responsible for the Angel, such as Islington Council, Islington Borough Police and Transport for London. All the initiatives and projects we deliver are ADDITIONAL to the services they already provide. As well as marketing and promoting the Angel to a wider audience, we are primarily about getting to know our local businesses - finding out what they need and how we can help in making it happen.

Camden Town Unlimited BID (Camden)
C: Rozanne Shipman
T: 020 7380 8264


Camden Town Unlimited (CTU) has been appointed by the business community to improve Camden Town as a place to work, live and visit. As the representatives for business, we will introduce innovative approaches to upgrade the commercial and environmental performance of Camden Town, putting business at centre stage to oversee the operations.
Working with a number of partners including Camden Council, TfL, GLA, Central Government and key private sector stakeholders, we advocate, initiate and deliver projects that improve the viability, visibility and commercial performance of Camden Town as a business location.

Heart of London Business Alliance (Westminster)
C: Ben Davies
T: 020 783 934 09

The Heart of London Business Alliance acts on behalf of businesses and property owners in the area surrounding world famous landmarks Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. We operate services which help keep the area clean, safe and welcoming – supporting all those who invest, work, visit and live in the locality.

Our mission is to realise a shared vision for a confident, vibrant and bustling world class Heart of London: a celebration of its rich mix of entertainment and culture creating an inspirational business and leisure environment.

Waterloo Quarter BID (Lambeth and Southwark)
C: Katie Lindsay
T: 020 762 012 01

Waterloo Quarter BID is a ‘cross-borough’ Business Improvement District (BID) operating in the area to the south and east of Waterloo station. Waterloo Quarter works to create a safer and more pleasant trading environment for businesses; to make Waterloo a destination for people to spend time and money and to promote and maintain the area’s individuality and unique character, whilst capitalising on new funding and development opportunities. It was originally established in Lambeth in April 2006, following a successful ballot of local businesses. In February 2008, businesses across the borough boundary in Southwark voted in favour of establishing an extension to the BID to enable Waterloo Quarter to operate across the natural commercial area of Waterloo, becoming the first ‘cross borough BID’ in London. The BID extension went live in April 2008.

Better Bankside BID (Southwark)
C: Danielle Cohen
T: 020 792 83 998

Better Bankside is the third BID in the UK, the second in London and the first south of the river. A Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, business-owned and led company, which seeks to improve a given location for commercial activity. Better Bankside's members are the 450 companies in the BID area who pay its annual 'levy'. Many of these are heavily involved in the governance of the company.

Team London Bridge BID (Southwark)
C: Shane Clarke
T: 07877 362 814

Team London Bridge manages the London Bridge Business Improvement District (BID), providing a portfolio of services to improve the trading environment in this diverse riverside neighbourhood. The BID area stretches from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, from the Thames in the north to just beyond London Bridge station in the south to form a vibrant, influential business community.