Chester BID’s external marketing and events activity is all aimed at driving footfall, increasing dwell time and encouraging consumer spend. We use a range of communication channels to engage with shoppers, tourists, and residents to keep them up to date with everything Chester city centre has to offer.

In addition our B2B communications focus on ensuring BID members are kept informed about news and opportunities that help run your business as effectively as possible.

digital campaigns

Chester BID aim to create captivating Digital Campaigns. Targeted to increase dwell time and spending in Chester City Centre across a range of channels. 

seasonal campaigns

During seasons where there is potential for higher footfall, Chester BID work on pulling together seasonal campaigns highlighting the city as a destination to spend time and spend. Ranging from window display competitions, gift guides, and campaign videos.

campaign trails

During key dates such as school holidays you will see trails happening in the city centre. Sparking new customer footfall through city centre businesses and an increase in dwell time for the city. Our popular trails include the likes of our Halloween Trail, Easter Trail and Mini Mural Trail.

chester gift card

The Chester Gift Card was created in order to lock money in to our high street and encourage shoppers to spend locally. This is a key tool for BID Members and as of 2023 it has pumped over £100K back into the local economy. 

By joining the Chester Gift Card BID Members will receive marketing assets and social media coverage.

invest chester

Our #investchester campaign was created as an inward investment piece highlighting Chester as a city that can offer you quick transport links, high quality education, a highly skilled workforce, the lifestyle you want and more!

This involved networking events, discussion panels, campaign videos, press and social media.