Would you like to become a member of Barrow BID and have a say in the Regeneration of Barrow Town Centre?

The Barrow Business Improvement District (BID) was established in September 2016 when town centre businesses voted to create a BID area encompassing the town centre in Barrow in Furness. Once established, every business within the BID area MUST pay a BID Levy based on 1.5% of their rateable value (as of 1st September 2016).

If a business has a rateable value of £4000 or less, they are exempt from joining the BID, however, being part of Barrow BID has certain advantages and businesses who are located in the Barrow BID area and are under the levy paying threshold may want to become a voluntary BID member.

Composition of the Board

The Barrow BID Board will be composed of a broad cross-section of BID levy-paying businesses, organisations and individuals. Ideally the elected Directors of the Board should represent all the businesses within the town and be made up of: large retailers, small retailers, professional& financial services, hospitality, food & drink, health & personal care, charitable, other sectors, local authority and optional co-opted members.

The rules governing the conduct of BID Company Directors will be set out in the BID Company Articles of Association.

The completion and submission of the Nomination Form cannot guarantee a seat on the Board of Directors. In order to ensure that a range of relevant sectors & skills are represented on the Board, candidates will need to set out their experience and their commitment to ensuring the success of the Barrow BID.

To apply to become a BID Director your company must first be a member of Barrow BID.

Once you are satisfied that your company is a member, download our Board of Directors Nomination Form, print, complete and return it to: 

Barrow BID Secretary, 
125 Ramsden Square,
Cumbria, LA14 1XA

Download the form here

Are you in the Barrow BID area?

Please see the map showing the area of the Barrow Business Improvement District.

If you are outside this area and would still like to become a voluntary member of Barrow BID, please email: manager@barrowbid.co.uk