The GBD Innovation Club members are the global business districts, its managing companies, urban authorities and high level experts working in related fields

Key Figures

Total area: 203 ha
Number of towers: 18
Office spaces: 51,000
Number of companies: 450
Number of employees: 30,000


About the business district

Liverpool’s business districts stretch from the city’s famous waterfront and Three Graces, through to the historic St George’s Hall. Liverpool BID Company works at the heart of it, making Liverpool the place to do business, to visit, work and thrive. With a proven track record over almost 20 years, Liverpool BID develops ambitious regeneration projects, transforming and improving the public realm. As a voice for business, Liverpool BID lobbies and connects the city’s various industries with power makers locally, regionally and nationally, creating engines for growth.

With two BID areas, Culture & Commerce and Retail & Leisure, the aim of Liverpool BID is to bring added value to the city’s 1,000 levy-paying businesses, to build on the core services within the city to foster safety and security, to ensure BID areas are clean and attractive, and to create the right environment for every business to succeed, drive footfall and support destination marketing. Supporting and championing public art and Liverpool’s world renowned cultural offer helps to create a city that is on every visitor’s bucket list, from The Beatles to contemporary art. A Public Art Strategy welcomes new art to the city Centre, including The Liverpool Plinth championing British sculptors and an ongoing partnership with Liverpool Biennial.

Focusing on the three pillars of resilience, community and place making, Liverpool BID works to create and deliver a dedicated and bespoke strategy to help the city’s mixed economy to grow and thrive. As a platform for change and a champion for business, Liverpool BID is leading Liverpool as an ambitious and forward looking city into the 21st century.


About Managing Company

Liverpool BID Company is a not for profit private company established in 2004 as one of the first Business Improvement Districts in the UK. first BID, Retail & Leisure, originally called City Central, which was then quickly joined by the Commercial District BID. In 2021, the Commercial District BID was expanded after a successful ballot and the Culture & Commerce BID Area was voted for by city centre businesses.

As Liverpool city centre has transformed over the past 18 years, Liverpool BID Company has been at its heart, providing a voice and a platform for businesses. Our 1,000 levy payers have played a central role in encouraging visitors to come to Liverpool, in helping to celebrate independents like those on Castle Street and Bold Street.