How the BID was set up

Lots of local businesses got involved in the decision to carry out a BID Feasibility study.

This included two open traders meetings attended by around 60 businesses at each meeting, as well as a series of working groups and meetings of the Lichfield Town Team. Find out more at

A BID Taskforce (subgroup of the Lichfield Town Team) was set up to appoint a BID development manager, and following this, Michelle Baker, Lichfield BID development manager, has carried out:

Comprehensive BID feasibility study – November 2013 – January 2014:

  • 179 businesses / 217 hereditaments took part in the business consultation
  • This equated to 33.5% of all businesses within BID boundary
  • 55% / 120 hereditaments said they would support a BID
  • 27% were undecided about their support for a BID, and wanted further details of the projects to be delivered.
  • Find out more.

BID Public Meeting in Summer 2014

  • Local businesses and stakeholders attended the public meeting with a BID Q&A session, an opportunity to ‘Meet the BID Steering Group’
  • Everyone who came along had the chance to tell us what projects they wanted a potential BID to focus on, through an interactive consultation exercise.
  • Download the results highlights sheet.

Choose Your Top 12 Projects BID Business Survey October 2014

  • 91 businesses took part
  • Representing  20.18% of all businesses in Lichfield
  • Find out more

In addition, meetings of the Lichfield BID Steering Group and meetings of the Lichfield Town Team fed into the overall BID Development process.


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