Ripon BID


Ripon BID has a range of services to help your business thrive.

Here are just some of the services that we provide to member businesses within the Ripon BID area. We are here to help, so please make the most of your Ripon BID.

If you are wondering how we can help your business to succeed, please get in touch!

Ripon Apprenticeship & Training Hub

The Ripon Apprenticeship & Training Hub is setup to help the businesses of Ripon to thrive post pandemic by engaging 14-16 year olds into the work place to promote career development, soft skills and good work ethics.

Brought to you by Ripon Business Improvement District: Connecting business and young people for a brighter, more resilient future.

Ripon Volunteer Hub

The Ripon Volunteer Hub is set up to find all local volunteering projects and opportunities. From one-off activities to longer-term roles, Ripon Volunteering Hub allows the local community to unite and support local projects. Volunteering projects and opportunities in one place.

Social Media

The BID has the following social media platforms:

Ripon BID

Visit Ripon

BID businesses are able to utilise these platforms. Businesses can tag the BID into posts or request dedicated posts as part of specific campaigns. The BID will also share press releases and new stories on behalf of BID businesses, both as online promotions on Visit Ripon and on social media.

Visit Ripon Website

Visit Ripon is our dedicated visitor information and destination marking platform for the city region. BID Businesses and Attractions are profiled via their own individual listing as well by business sector and geographical area. BID businesses are able to take advantage of free event listings, job offer listings and special offer listings.

BID Events & City Region Promotion

Bringing visitors to the city region, and encouraging them to stay longer and spend more, e.g. floral displays, event sponsorship, city trails and festive season support. There are opportunities throughout the year for BID businesses to get involved with events to promote your business to a wider audience and to also encourage new customers into your business.

Examples of BID Events & BID Partnership Events:

  • The Ripon Vibe – live music
  • Ripon Theatre Festival
  • Seasonal Trails
  • Summer of Play
  • Visit Ripon at The Races

Lighting Schemes

The BID has organised and funded the new festoon lighting schemes in the alleys and ginnels (Lavender Alley, the ginnel between Specsavers & Boots and the ginnel between M&Co and Costa together with the archway between the Black Swan and TJs)

The BID is working with Ripon City Council to fund new lights in the Market Place trees.  These will have a colour changing option to enable them to be seasonally themed.

Greening and Cleaning

The BID funds a rolling programme of high-pressure deep cleaning of pavements and regular clean-ups in the unadopted areas, the alleys and ginnels with fortnightly litter picks and sweep ups.

The BID operates a hanging basket scheme for BID businesses, works in partnership with Ripon in Bloom to deliver more barrier baskets and plants the wooden planters on Kirkgate.

Place Intelligence

Footfall and visitor profiling via Huq Industries to help individual businesses and the city region as a whole plan for the future and monitor the city’s performance.  Footfall reports can be found in the documents section of the website.

BID Business Cost Saving Scheme

The BID offers impartial support to businesses on how they can be more efficient with their traditional operating costs.

The aim of the service is to identify, assist and realise direct benefits for the businesses through reviewing and making recommendations on key areas of their business expenditure.

The services include:

  • Energy – Electricity & Gas (Procurement, Management and Efficiency)
  • Water – Procurement, Auditing, Measurement
  • Telecoms – Fixed Line, Mobile, Broadband, Digital Support, IT Support, Design Services, Hosting
  • Merchant Services – Credit Card Terminals, Online Trading Platforms, Cardless Technology, E-Merchant Solutions
  • Pest Control Services – Annual Contracts, Spot Cleaning and Commercial Sanitisation
  • Insurance – Commercial Buildings & Contents, Employers Liability, Public Liability etc

If you are a Ripon BID business and would like to meet the representative from ‘Place Support Partnership’ on their next visit to Ripon, please let us know by emailing

Case Studies

Examples of how the BID and its activities have helped Ripon businesses.

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