Salisbury Business Improvement District

Apply to become a BID Board Director

12th August 2019

Business leaders are being recruited to join the BID's Board of Directors.

Salisbury BID is the business improvement district for the city centre, and is one of the 320 BIDs in the country.

The BID is funded by over 500 business members who are located within the ring road of Salisbury city centre. Businesses with a rateable value of £10,000 or above pay into Salisbury BID through an annual levy, with funds amounting to £350,000 per year. These funds are allocated to projects and services which support the business environment.

Salisbury BID was elected in 2014 and successfully renewed for a second five-year term earlier this year, with a record-breaking ballot result.

Following the successful renewal, the BID is embarking on a period of change which includes a review of the Board of Directors, who will steer the BID through its second term.

The BID Board will be made up of 11 business representatives, and applications to join the Board are now open.

Salisbury BID is keen for its Board to reflect the city’s diversity and welcomes applications from everyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. The BID is actively seeking diverse applications.

A BID Director is a voluntary position, and you must be a Salisbury BID levy-paying business to apply.

The role of a BID Director is to provide governance for the BID company, provide strategic leadership to support the local business environment and to support the BID’s staff team.

The full job description can be read here.

To arrange to have an informal conversation about the role of a BID Director, please contact Salisbury BID’s Chief Executive Robin McGowan and Chair Keith Hanson on and

To apply to become a BID Director, click here.

Applications close on Friday 27th September 2019. Successful candidates and the new BID’s Board of Directors will be decided at the BID’s AGM in November.