Ipswich. A BID is a defined geographical area and within it, businesses opt (via a vote) to
pay an additional amount to provide services in that area that they, as a group of
businesses want to have.
Meet the Team
From the Street Rangers to those who represent you on the Board, the Ipswich Central team is dedicated to enhancing, promoting and driving forward the town you are proud to be a part of.
As the management company which provides services within the defined geographical Business Improvement District Zone, Ipswich Central aims to help shape a strong and prosperous future for Ipswich town centre. It does this by delivering projects and services in key areas. The team always ensure that all projects are managed with the vision and values of the company in mind.
Friend of the BID
Businesses within the BID zone who have a rateable value of over £15,000 automatically become a BID business. BID business can get involved with our projects and recieve a ballot vote when the BID…
Formed in 2007, Ipswich Central is the Business Improvement District (BID) Company for Ipswich. A BID is a defined geographical area and within it, businesses opt (via a vote) to pay an additional amount to provide services in that area that they, as a group of businesses want to have. Ipswich Central’s third term lasts from 2017-2022 and revolves around the need to drive forward a strong Vision for Ipswich town centre, focusing on a Strong Foundation and a Stronger Future. A BID company has a maximum of five years before asking businesses if they want the BID to continue. In 2017, businesses voted with a firm yes for Ipswich Central to continue to act on their behalf until 2022. The result was announced by Ipswich Borough Council, who independently collated and verified the returned ballot papers. The turnout was high at 64%, [with 95% in favour by number and 95% in favour by rateable value]. In 2011, the BID company received the highest aggregate first ballot result in the UK. Ipswich Central recognises the need to drive forward a strong Vision for Ipswich town centre, focusing on a strong foundation and a stronger future.
Our BID zone
The BID Zone is the area in which Ipswich Central operates. Businesses within the BID Zone that meet our levy rules will be BID levy payers and can get involved with our projects.The BID Zone for…
Letter to Tom Hunt MP: Lockdown Clarity
As the end of the November lockdown approaches; our Chairman Terry Baxter has written to Ipswich MP, Tom Hunt, calling for the Government to clarify it's plans for reopening so that businesses can…
Statement from our Chairman
At the weekend, the Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament, confirming the intention for a national lockdown and lasting at least until 2nd December.Our Chair, Terry Baxter, explains what…