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Chester Business Improvement District (Chester BID) covers a defined area of the city centre representing over 460 businesses to create an enticing overall visitor experience and ensure continued investment in the city centre. Our aim is to make Chester a retail, business and leisure destination of choice where people are proud to live, work and visit.

This year marks our 10 year anniversary… here’s to another year decade of growth, collaboration and success.

Chester BID Annual Review

We’re pleased to present to you our annual review, summarising our activity over the last 12 months.

Thank you to all the businesses who help us, do what we do!


We have highlighted what a great destination Chester is to live, work and visit.

Chester is a city that can offer you quick transport links, high quality education, a highly skilled workforce, the lifestyle you want and more!


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Pre-Theatre Menus in Chester

Whether you’re heading to Kinky Boots or Sister Act at Storyhouse, Tina Turner by Candlelight at Chester Cathedral or watching the latest blockbuster at Picturehouse, be sure to experience Chester’s fullest potential by checking out the below to really get your evening started! North Light pre-theatre dining menu Bollicini pre-theatre menu  The Coach House Small Plates Menu JAX Live Music

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Cathedral to host first exhibition exploring the legacy of Chester’s renowned woman stained glass artist

Chester Cathedral is one of twenty-five successful applicants to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The £27k of funding will be used to bring to life an exhibition and programme of activities sharing and celebrating the life of Trena Cox, a twentieth-century woman stained glass artist whose stunning artwork adorns churches across Chester, the North West, North Wales, and further afield.

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Jazz fundraiser for Ukraine is a family affair

A talented young French musician, whose latest song has been streamed more than 10 million times, is travelling to Chester this month to help his grandmother raise much needed funds for sick babies in war-torn Ukraine. Valentin Brevière, who was born and raised in Lyon, will perform using his stage name T!no alongside North West top talent at Storyhouse on

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International Love Your Local Market campaign launched at Chester Market

Market industry leaders from across Europe and the UK gathered in Chester on Saturday (3 May) to hail the success of the new Market and launch this year’s ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign which runs from 17 May to 1 June. ‘Love Your Local Market’ has been celebrated in more than 25 countries around the world for the past 13

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bennetbrooks new chester office

New Chester office premises for Bennettbrooks

Bennettbrooks, a leading North West Chartered Accountancy practice, has recently moved its Chester office to the Coachworks Arcade, part of the vibrant new Chester Northgate development. Driven by sustained growth and expansion, the practice made the strategic decision to relocate from its Grosvenor Court site to larger premises based in the heart of the historic city. The new setting provides

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Are your favourite Penhaligon’s scents running low? Well, our Chester Penhaligon’s store is now one of only six who can offer the Refilling Fine Fragrance instore service. Meaning you are able to bring in your used bottles and refill your favourite scents, leaving the store as full as the day you set eyes on them! Penhaligon’s Newsletter subscribers will receive 20%

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