Swansea Business Improvement District

Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the Local Authority and other partners including 800+ businesses/organisations that are in the City Centre area.

The overall objective of the BID is to make Swansea City Centre a better place to shop, visit, stay and do business. Swansea BID works to achieve this through the implementation and management of projects, schemes and services which target the following key issues:

  1. Car Parking & Transportation
  2. Safety & Security
  3. Chewing Gum Removal & Cleansing
  4. Promotion, Marketing & Events
  5. Commercial Business

The hustle and bustle of city centres makes them the heart of cities across the globe, Swansea City Centre and its businesses are The Big Heart of Swansea! The Big Heart of Swansea if Swansea BID's consumer facing brand. More info can be found at www.bigheartofswansea.co.uk

Swansea BID is not a funding body and therefore will not accept funding or grant applications.

Core Company Objectives

  • Car Parking & Transportation Car Parking & Transportation Swansea BID has teamed up with the NCP to offer a great car parking offer. Its as easy as 1-2-3 at NCP where you can park for £3 for 3 hours in all City Centre NCP’s.
  • Safety & Security Safety & Security
    Working in partnership South Wales Police and the City Centre Rangers have been instrumental in reducing levels of anti social behaviour and criminality…
  • Chewing Gum & Graffiti Removal Chewing Gum Removal Working collaboratively Swansea BID has radically improved the cleanliness and tidiness of the City Centre.
  • Marketing & Promotions Marketing & Promotions We operate a robust marketing plan covering all media avenues which focuses on our core group obectives aimed at keeping Swansea City Centre and its businesses top of mind...
  • Commercial Business Commercial Business This group commissioned the mystery shopper and City Centre assessment project with great success since 2012/2013 with most recent result due shortly!

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