Newbury BID
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Newbury BID (Business Improvement District) is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2012 by local businesses, for local businesses. It is a fully independent, business-led and business-funded Community Interest Company, which exists to allow the 500+ businesses of Newbury Town Centre to work together collaboratively towards a shared vision and purpose.
“Our long-term vision is for Newbury to provide the best market town experience in the UK for residents, businesses, and visitors.”
Every business which occupies a hereditament (business rateable premises) within Newbury’s Business Improvement District with a rateable value of £5,000 or more pays an annual BID Levy. These funds are supplemented by income from the BID’s commercial activities and are used to deliver the projects voted for by businesses as part of the BID’s Term 3 Business Plan, “Taking Newbury to the Next Level”:


Projects designed to promote Newbury's reputation and profile as a modern market town. A place where history meets imagination. A place that's easy to discover and even easier to fall in love with.

Newbury Christmas Lights


Projects designed to provide local residents, visitors, and employees with a consistently first-class, welcoming, safe, and inclusive experience in Newbury.



Projects designed to enable partnership working within the local business community. Our vision is for businesses to have a strong voice, working together to create a thriving town centre for all.

Newbury’s Business Improvement District includes businesses which operate from rateable premises within the following streets in Newbury town centre (either in whole or in part). You can also view a map of the Business Improvement District.
Every five years, levy-paying businesses within the BID vote to continue to work together towards these shared goals. The most recent BID Ballot took place in February 2022 and the BID secured a new 5-year term, which started on 1st June 2022.


Number of hereditaments512
BID levy rate1.5%
Total annual BID levy valuec. £250,000
Current BID term1st June 2012 - 31st May 2027
Renewal vote result (2022)78% in favour by number / 81% in favour by rateable value


BID Projects

The BID delivers a fantastic range of projects proposed and voted for by local businesses as part of the BID’s Term 3 Business Plan.

BID Services

BID Services

BID levy payers benefit from a number of free services as part of their commitment to working in collaboration with their neighbours.

Newbury BID Board

BID Board

The BID is guided and steered by voluntary board members and company directors from the local business community.

BID Team

The BID's day-to-day operations are managed by a small team of dedicated employees who work hard to deliver the BID's projects and objectives.

BID Publications

BID Publications

The BID team regularly produce publications to keep levy payers updated with news, progress against objectives, and new proposals.

Newbury BID News

BID News

Keep up-to-date with the latest stories, case studies, collaborations and networking opportunities from the local business community.


Services for local businesses, from local businesses

Check out our directory of local B2B businesses within the Newbury BID area which provide business services such as marketing, recruitment, finance, catering, IT and HR. Some even offer discounts and incentives for Newbury BID levy payers. Show your commitment to supporting local by making the most of quality businesses right on your doorstep.
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