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.
How do I become a Friend of the BID?
Businesses within the BID zone who have a rateable value of over £15,000 automatically become a member of the BID, benefit from its services and receive a vote when it comes to whether to renew the…
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.
Information for BID Businesses
Ipswich Central is a town centre BID that covers all sectors and is home to large employers such as Willis Towers Watson, AXA, ABP, Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council.The BID Zone for…
'We must not delay. We must kick-start this.'
Our CEO, Paul Clement's, latest Archant business column, following from our call for more empty units in the town centre to be converted into housing:At Ipswich Central, we have been calling for a…
Bringing housing back into the high street
We are calling for unused floor space in Ipswich town centre to be converted into residential properties.The Ipswich Vision originally called for 2,000 new homes in the heart of the town centre;…