Swansea Business Improvement District

Swansea BID (Business Improvement District Ltd) is a not-for-profit limited by guarantee organization that started trading in August 2006 as the first BID in Wales.

We represent over 800 hereditaments (businesses & organizations) in Swansea City Centre. Swansea BID operates within a defined geographical area, where non domestic rate payers have voted twice in 2006 and 2011 to invest collectively in local improvements that are in addition to those that are already delivered by local statutory bodies.

Swansea BID is a business 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 councilors, 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