About Us

Who are we?

Since the legislation was introduced in the UK in 2004, more than 300 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have been developed in towns, cities and business parks across the UK with a total investment exceeding £100m annually

Harrogate Business Improvement District was formed on 1st January 2019. Harrogate BID are have had a successful ballot result and the second term  the BID will run from 1st January 2024 to 31st December 2028.

Harrogate has fantastic assets, but it not immune to the general challenges high streets across the UK face, whether it is a pandemic or a cost-of-living crisis. The work of the BID aims to support, safeguard and improve Harrogate for businesses, visitors and residents alike, to make the town the best it can be.

Harrogate BID’s Vision is:

To maximise Harrogate as a destination and empower local businesses to tackle local issues. Through three main aims:

  • Maintaining and developing a diverse and interesting offer whilst providing a quality environment, where people can access the town centre easily and efficiently.
  • Increasing footfall, spend and dwell time in the town centre by enhancing Harrogate’s profile as a destination both for people to use and others to visit as well as businesses to work and invest in.
  • Embracing its invaluable heritage and position, and combining it with technological innovations to remain ahead of competition in user choice, experience and offer.