Swansea Business Improvement District

As the first BID in Wales, Swansea BID started trading in 2006. A BID (Business Improvement District Ltd) is a non-profit, limited by guarantee organisation that is dedicated to improving city centres.

Here in Swansea City Centre, we represent over 800 hereditaments (businesses & organisations). Swansea BID operates within a defined geographical area, and the businesses within that area have elected BID three times, 2006, 2011 and 2016, to invest in additional local improvements than those already provided by local authorities.

Swansea BID is managed by a board of directors. These Directors are business people from within the Swansea BID area. They give their time, experience, passion and expertise to the success of Swansea BID, for free. The Directors are local independent business owners, national business managers and Local Authority councillors, who pay the BID levy themselves.

Strategic and Operational Partners

  • City and County of Swansea
  • Welsh Gonvernment
  • Business In the Community
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • South Wales Chamber of Commerce
  • Univeristy of Wales Trinity St Davids
  • Coastal Group
  • Swansea University
  • Association of Town Centre Management BIDs
  • British BIDs
  • British Retail Consortium
  • South Wales Police
  • South Wales Fire Service
  • Silurian Security
  • Gum Blitzer