The NI BIDs pilot has been developed and delivered by The Mosaic Partnership, Place Solutions and the Department for Social Development

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  • Key Facts

    Number of Businesses488
    5 Year Income£1,500,000
    Date of BallotMarch 2015
    ResultYES (84% by Number, 88% by RV)
    Key Projects1. Co-ordinated programme of Marketing, Promotions and Events
    2. Accessibility
    3. Supporting Town Businesses
    4. Improving Safety and Security
    5. Improving the Physical Environment
    6. Innovation Fund

    To learn more about Ballymena's BID visit their website.

  • Key Facts

    Number of Businesses1025
    5 Year Income£6,250,000
    Date of BallotSeptember 2015
    ResultYES (84% by Number, 88% by RV)
    Key Projects1. Promote
    2. Enhance: Safe, Acessible, Clean and Attractive City
    3. Support: Drive down Business Costs and Provide Support

    To learn more about Belfast's BID visit their website.

  • Key Facts

    Number of Businesses733
    5 Year Income£1,797,500
    Date of BallotMarch 2016
    ResultYES (84% by Number, 91% by RV)
    Key Projects1. Create: Placemaking, Environment, Safety and Security
    2. Celebrate
    3. Invite
    4. Inspire

    To learn more about Cathedral Quarter's BID visit their website.

  • Key Facts

    Number of Businesses620
    5 Year IncomeTo be determined
    Date of BallotSeptember 2016
    ResultTBA October 2016
    Key Projects1. Marketing and Promotion
    2. Business Support
    3. Environment of Enniskillen

    To learn more about Enniskillen's BID visit their website.

  • Key Facts

    Number of Businesses704
    5 Year Income£1,950,000
    Date of BallotOctober 2015
    ResultYES (87% by Number, 92% by RV)
    Key Projects1. Marketing our City: Developing and Promoting Newry City
    2. Better Access
    3. Supporting Businesses
    4. Improving how we Look
    5. Innovate Newry

    To learn more about Newry's BID visit their website.

  • Key Facts

    Number of Businesses324
    5 Year Income£640,000
    Date of BallotApril 2016
    ResultYES (95% by Number, 98% by RV)
    Key Projects1. Promotion: Marketing and Events
    2. Welcome: Access and Experience
    3. Business: Reducing Costs and Support
    4. Innovation: Creative Spirit

    To learn more about Strabane's BID visit their website.


"Originally I was sceptical about BIDs, their logic and rationale behind them. The Mosaic Partnership has helped to reinforce that they are, in reality, a very valuable and in some cases an essential vehicle to enhance the fabric and wellbeing of our town centres and cities. I began just wanting to learn and observe but along the way I became inspired."

Michael Stewart, Hudson Bar, Belfast

"Marketing and place promotion are vitally important for attracting students to Ulster University. The CQ area has enormous potential and provides an excitiing and inspiring environment for the Ulster University campus to flourish and contribute to the dynamic of the Cathedral Quarter."

Professor Alastair Adair, Pro Vice Chancellor - Ulster University, Cathedral Quarter

"A BID would mean a better and more positive City for everyone – business owners, employers, employees, families and communities. It would enable projects to go ahead and to make the City a far more attractive and forward thinking place to bring business and visitors to."

Suzanne Murdock, The Hub, Newry

"Over the past 15 years, I have seen Cathedral Quarter grow from a state of neglect and near dereliction into Belfast’s most vibrant shared space filled with arts, culture and a great nightlife. The BID represents our best chance to shape the future and ensure that we keep this area special through times of challenge, change and opportunity"

Will Chamberlain, Director, Belfast Community Circus School