A BID is formed following consultation and a ballot in which businesses vote on a BID Proposal or business plan for the area.

If the ballot is successful, it is then managed and operated by a BID Company – a non-profit company run by and for its members – and is funded through the BID levy, typically based on 2% of a businesses’ rateable value. Clevedon had a successful ballot in Spring 2018 and will now run for five years.

The improvements made by a BID are determined by businesses themselves and are additional to services provided by the local authority. They can include wide-ranging projects such as marketing, street improvements, business support, improved infrastructure, visitor services, free car parking, vehicle accessibility and cultural activities.

With councils under so much financial pressure it has become imperative in this time of growing internet use that other means are identified to ensure traditional high streets remain attractive. BIDs have become the primary tool in this battle both in the UK and abroad.

For more information on BIDs please also visit the national advisory organisation – British BIDs website.



Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and email address via the forms on this website (or face to face), you agree to us contacting you with regard to the information you request.

We will not pass your details to any other government department or third party. he principle purpose we collect and use data is to keep businesses in the BID area informed about BID ballots and/or BID operations and projects in accordance with consultation and communication responsibilities laid down in The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004. 

INFORMATION WE MONITOR ABOUT VISITORS – During the course of any visit to our site, the pages you see, along with a short text file called a ‘cookie’, are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies facilitate useful features such as the ability to identify whether a user has successfully logged into the site, or to find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS – Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilises the data collected to track and examine the use of websites, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google’s privacy policy.

DISCLAIMER – We will endeavour to ensure that all content on this website is current, but we cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from out of date or inaccurate information contained within this site.

Privacy Policy and GDPR

1. Introduction

CBID (Clevedon BID) is committed to protecting your personal information. Our Privacy Policy gives you detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it secure.

2. The information we collect

We only gather the personal information we need for business purposes in order to provide you with the services you have requested or to comply with our statutory obligations, when you visit our website and where you consent to receive marketing communication. We typically collect

• your name and email address
• contact telephone numbers for you
3. How we use the information

Your personal information will be used in a number of ways to carry out our business. We will never share, trade or distribute any of the information you provide to us, without your prior consent unless required to do so by law.

3.1 We use the information where we need to:

provide a service or carry out a contract with you

send you marketing communications

contact you with important information that we think is relevant to you

3.2 Where we have justifiable reason (including legal obligation & legitimate interest) to

amend and/or expand the information listed about you on our website

to keep our database accurate and relevant

in some circumstances, share your personal information if we are under a duty to disclose or share it to comply with a legal obligation

3.3 We may share your details with selected third parties including

service providers for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you

named third parties who may wish to contact you in respect of services and/or products they offer or sell which may be of interest to you, provided we receive your consent to such disclosure

your information may be shared with us by third party organisations, for example other event partners or city stakeholders we work with. These organisations will only do so when it is required to complete a contract and/or when you have indicated your consent.

4. Technical information

When you visit our website we will automatically collect the following information:

Automatically populated internet protocol (IP) address: a public IP address is a unique number which allows a computer, group of computers or other internet connected device to browse the internet. The log file records the time and date of your visit, the pages that were requested, the referring website (if provided) and your internet browser version. This information is collected to help diagnose and manage the website, to audit the geographical make up of users, and to establish how they have arrived at the website.

We use cookies to help make the experience of using our website better and to personalise the service you receive from us – this means we will remember your previous visits and track the pages on our website that you visit. For more information please see our Cookie Policy.

5. How we protect your information

Data transmission over the internet is not 100% secure but we adopt robust and appropriate technologies so the information we have about you is protected from unauthorised access and improper use. We have strict internal procedures which cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.

6. Your Choices

You should find it easy to access and amend the personal information that we hold on you, or request that we stop contacting you. It’s your data and we want to make sure you feel in control of it.

Right to Rectification

You have the right to ask us to rectify any inaccurate personal information we hold about you and the right to have incomplete information we hold about you completed, by providing a supplementary statement.

Right to Erasure

At any time you have the right to ask us to amend or stop how we use your personal information, including for marketing purposes.

Right to Data Portability

You can request full details of personal information we hold about you under The General Data Protection Regulation. Please send a description of the information you would like to see, together with proof of your identity.

You can do this by contacting the Data Protection Officer by telephone, email, or writing using our contact details. See 9. How to contact BBID.

7. How long we retain your data for

Where you have contracted with us for our services we will retain your data as long as is required to comply with or regulatory and statutory obligations to ensure that we are able to assist you should you have any questions, feedback or issues in connection with any service we have provided to you.

If you ask us to stop sending direct marketing communications to you, we will keep the minimum amount of information (eg: name, address or email address) to ensure we adhere to such requests.

8. What happens if we change our privacy policy

Updates to this policy relating to changes at BBID or to reflect changes to regulation or legislation will be posted on this page. We may also inform you of any changes where we hold an appropriate email address for you.

9. How to contact BBID

BBID is a not for profit organisation limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales. BBID is the data controller of your personal information.

Registered Office:

Clevedon BID, c/o 2 The Triangle, Clevedon BS21 6NQ
If you have any questions regarding your information or its use, please contact our Data Protection Officer

By email: george@clevedonbid.com
By phone: 07801790645
By Post: Data Protection Officer based at the registered office above

This Privacy Policy was last updated 22.5.2018


The Bid is led by a group of local business owners working together to improve the town as a place to run a business. the current Board includes: 

Triangle Area

  • Paul Anslow – Triangle Networks
  • Bryan Dickinson – Better Mobility
  • Susannah Shaw – Curzon
  • Julie Bisacre – Present Company


  • Sue Cooper – Barista 67
  • Tom Vaughan – Clevedon Pier
  • James Worgan – Kustom
  • Peter Mcarthy – Clevedon Hall
  • Seamus Green – Midgley Green
  • David Harris– Spinning Weal

Other Directors

  • Councillor Chris Blades – NSC
  • Councillor Jane Geldart – Clevedon Town Council


  • North Somerset Council
  • Clevedon Town Council

We still have a number of vacancies for further directors and so if you are interested in coming along to a BID meeting to initially observe what we are doing with a view to perhaps becoming a director then please do get in touch.


Bids in the south west

Weston super-Mare BID is the closest to Clevedon. Bristol has five BIDs including Broadmead, Bedminster BID, CliftonVillage BID. Further afield Bath has a BID and Cornwall alone has 8 BIDs:

The impact of a bid

A successful BID can have quite an impact on a town and its businesses. Watch to find out how the Truro BID has breathed new life into the town: