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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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Wands at the ready!

Wands at the ready! 10 Wizards and Witches join the team at Chester’s newest and most magical attraction; The Hole in Wand.   Earlier this month The Potions Cauldron Group announced that they would be opening The Hole in Wand Chester in the heart of the city on Eastgate Street in between the Chester Cross and The Eastgate Clock, making it

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With 9 immersive escape rooms, Breakout Chester is Chester’s Biggest and Best Escape Room Centre! Do you think you’re good enough to escape – your 60 minutes on the clock starts… now. Teams consist from 2-5 players, where they will have to find clues and solve puzzles to escape. This unique experience is perfect for friends, families, colleagues or even

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Hole In The Wand casts a spell over Chester!

The Hole in Wand Chester opening May 2024 is set to be the cities newest and most magical attraction.   The attraction is part of award winning The Potions Cauldron Group’s continuing expansion. The group celebrated 5 magical years in October 2023 and already has ‘The Hole In Wand’ mini golf attractions in both York and Blackpool as well as

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Pack Up & Go with Ryman’s Travel Essentials

If you’re reading this then take it as a sign to get a holiday booked! At Ryman you can pack up and go with their Ryman Travel Essentials, available from £4.99! Such as UK > EURO plug, Luggage Labels and digital luggage scale. View more in store on Foregate Street, Chester. The post Pack Up & Go with Ryman’s Travel

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In the latest instalment of Insider’s Q&A series on the Northern Powerhouse, our CEO Carl Critchlow, discusses what the initiative means to him, why transport links between Northern cities should be prioritised, and how closer collaboration between the public and private sectors can help the North challenge London.   A taster from the interview saw Carl answer “What is the single

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