BID Member Services

The BID is here to help and inform businesses, and we offer a range of services and initiatives specifically to support you.  The BID offers regular networking opportunities, distributes a quarterly newsletter and sends out frequent emails highlighting opportunities for businesses to get involved. 


We have directly supported a number of businesses needing advice on putting on events and saved other businesses money by informing them about grants and reliefs they were previously unaware of.

Accessing funding available through Arun District Council, the BID arranged for a series of “Love Your Customer” Workshops, delivered by local training company Progressive Results Training.  In addition to the workshops, businesses were offered the opportunity for a free One to One mentoring session to look at any aspect of their business. 

Business Development

If you’re looking to change or develop your business, we can connect you with Progressive Results Training who offer a range of services including one to one mentoring and full business reviews with special rates for BID businesses.

We can also signpost you to funding that could help you achieve your business development ideas.

Networking Meetings

The BID provides regular networking opportunities where you can meet with other local businesses, members of the BID Team and BID Directors for updates on BID projects.  It’s a great opportunity to share your ideas and helps us focus on what’s important to you.  Check the News and Updates section on the home page for dates.

Business Rates Relief

We help businesses by checking your availability for Business Rates relief and keeping you up to date with any changes or reductions that may benefit you. 


Let us know if you’d like you’d like us to look into your individual business’s situation for you.

Funding and Grants

We can help you access funding and grants to help you develop your business or make improvements to your shopfront.

Support for Events

The admin involved in organising an event for your business – however small the event – can appear daunting and time consuming. 


We can support you through the process and paperwork,  and make sure you’re equipped with all the information you need to get your event off the ground!