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!


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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Unleash Your Creativity with Posca Pens at Ryman: A Colorful Journey Awaits!

Are you ready to embark on a vibrant journey filled with endless possibilities? Look no further than Posca Pens! With Ryman currently offering a delightful 20% off, there’s never been a better time to dive into the colorful world of Posca. (Deal as of 23rd Feb 2024) Posca Pens are not your ordinary writing utensils; they’re magic wands of creativity,

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A Toast to Mums at North Light

Mother’s Day is coming soon, and North Light have got everything to make sure you celebrate your amazing Mums, and Mother figures in style. Their Beautiful Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Chester is the perfect place to celebrate with the whole family. Mothers Day at North Light Join them on Sunday 10th of March for a fantastic Sunday

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Storyhouse Unveils Cast for Hit Musical Kinky Boots

Storyhouse Unveils Cast for Hit Musical Kinky Boots Storyhouse is delighted to announce the stellar cast for the upcoming production of the hit musical Kinky Boots, set to dazzle audiences at Storyhouse in Chester. Featuring a Tony and Grammy-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, this electrifying show will run from 3 – 18 May, promising an

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City dancers have a spring in their step at Storyhouse

A Chester charity is celebrating the end of a three-year recovery project with a performance heralding spring. Dancers from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre will perform Equinox at Storyhouse on Tuesday, February 27 at 2pm, part of their Spreading Wings project.  Tickets for the event are free and bookable via the charity’s website fallenangelsdt.org. A focus group, members of the company

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The Chester Grosvenor Earns Prestigious Bronze Green Tourism Award

The Chester Grosvenor, a renowned 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Chester, is thrilled to announce its recent achievement of the Bronze Green Tourism Award. This accolade is a testament to the hotel’s commitment to the protecting the environment and sustainable. The Green Tourism Award, granted by Green Tourism, a leading certification program promoting sustainable tourism, recognises businesses in

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Purple Flag Chester 2023

Chester flying the Purple Flag in 2024

Chester has retained the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for its evening and night-time economy. Chester Town Hall, The Eastgate Clock and Newgate will be lit purple this week (12 to 18 February). The city first achieved Purple Flag status in 2018. Areas awarded the Purple Flag are recognised for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture

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