Supplying business support to bustling retail and leisure sectors

Retail & Leisure BID (formerly City Central BID) was established in 2005 and represents more than 670 levy-paying businesses across the retail and leisure heart of Liverpool city centre.

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Retail & Leisure BID

The Retail & Leisure BID is currently on its 5th term after the successful ballot in April 2023 where of those who voted, 84% voted in favour by number and 85% in favour by rateable value (RV).

About Retail & Leisure BID


BID Levy Paying Businesses






Hospitality & Leisure


Professional Services


You voted YES Retail & Leisure 2023 - 2028

Retail & Leisure Business Plan

The Liverpool BID Company currently delivers the 2023 – 2028 Retail & Leisure BID Business Plan which represents a £5m investment in improving the trading environment of its BID Levy Payers.

The 2023 – 2028 Retail & Leisure Business Plan supports both Liverpool’s growth and the viability of the sector.

The rateable value from which an organisation will begin paying a levy is £45,000, meaning small and independent businesses within the BID area no longer need to pay an annual levy, whilst still benefiting from its services.

Business Support

What Liverpool BID can do for you

We offer a range of services that can benefit businesses of all nature, including; Animations & Marketing, Environment & Safety, Business Support, and Connectivity.

Retail & Leisure BID Operating Board

  • Jennina O’Neill

    Metquarter, Chair

  • Ian Silverberg

    Silverberg Opticians, Deputy Chair

  • Mark Da Vanzo

    Everyman & Playhouse Theatres

  • Joanne Hornblower


  • Gary Owens

    Metro Bank

  • Sandra Byrne


  • Millicent Jones

    Liverpool Philharmonic

  • Vicki Allison

    Radio City

  • Clio Young

    St Johns Shopping Centre

  • Carl Burns


  • Cllr. Christine Banks

    Liverpool City Council, Stakeholder

  • Andrea Edwards


  • Kirsty Williams

    Marks and Spencer

Whats going on at Liverpool BID

Here’s what we’ve been up to, some things we’ve learned, and exciting things happening in our city.

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