ChesterBID - Chester's 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.

If you are a new businesses opening in Chester City Centre, get in touch today!

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!

Experience Christmas in Chester City Centre!

As the Christmas festivities begin to take shape, we are gearing up for “a cracker”…


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!


Nowhere welcomes people like Chester and we are proud to ensure that Chester City Centre provides a clean, safe and friendly environment for everyone who visits.


Supporting businesses on the issues that matter to them, whilst ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the latest city developments, is a key role for Chester BID. We work with many organisations in Chester to ensure BID businesses views are raised at a strategic level.


Chester BID is at the heart of developing and promoting a calendar of high-quality city centre events that appeal to a wide range of consumers, creating a positive image for Chester and bringing real benefits for city centre businesses within the BID area.


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Chester City Centre Christmas Gift Guide 2023 | Homeware

‘Tis the season to experience Chester,a shopping haven wrapped in Christmas lights and festive window displays. With much loved brands and independents for you to explore, there is truly no better place to find the perfect gift. Come with us and take some inspiration from our City Centre Christmas Gift Guide, brimming with possibilities, products and experiences, handpicked by the

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And the Winners for 2023 are … COP28

And the Winners for 2023 are …   On the eve of COP28 where world leaders come together to discuss climate change and sustainability goals, Chester hosted the Green Expo Awards for the North West.   Green Expo is the North West and North Wales’ regional event to celebrate and show progress on fighting climate change and achieving carbon reduction

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UK Win Your Dream Christmas campaign from Miconex

Dream Christmas wishes shared in competition to win £1,000 Chester Gift Card

The competition gives people the chance to win a £1,000 Chester Gift Card to spend with over 120 local businesses People from across Chester have been sharing their perfect yuletide vision in a Win Your Dream Christmascompetition with a £1,000 Chester Gift Card as a possible prize. Topping the Christmas wish list so far is time spent with family and

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Poundbakery is set to launch their Festive Pasty on Sunday 3rd December, but first they want to set the record straight…It’s a Pasty, not a Bake!

Poundbakery’s Festive Pasty will arrive in stores on 3rdDecember; however, they firstly want to clear something up. Whilst every country has it’s own variation: Empanadas in Spain, Curry Puffs in South East Asia and Pirog in Ukraine, Poundbakery class their range of savoury filled snacks as Pasties (not Bakes!) Determined to get the message across, they quite literally took to

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Chester Set To Celebrate ‘Thriving Indie Scene’ on Small Business Saturday 

Shoppers in Chester are being urged to discover the city’s hidden gems in support of a national initiative dedicated to boosting trade for small and independent businesses across the UK. The upcoming ‘Small Business Saturday’ on December 3 is being championed by Chester BID, the city’s Business Improvement District, with a call to embrace local shopping and support the vibrant

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Council arranges roadworks suspension for Christmas period

Cheshire West and Chester Council has again arranged a roadworks embargo for the Christmas period to keep the festive season running smoothly. There will be a suspension of all non-essential roadworks in Chester city centre and all major towns and major retail outlet areas across the borough from 11.59pm on Sunday 19 November 2023 until 11.59pm on Sunday 7 January

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