What is a BID Levy Payer?
The BID’s activities are principally funded via a BID levy charge set at 2% of rateable value (RV). This charge is payable by all non-domestic properties within the BID area and is collected by Birmingham City Council.
The funds are then passed to the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District Limited a not-for-profit company that operates the JQBID. The JQBID then uses the funds in four core work streams that help improve the business environment of the Jewellery Quarter. These four work streams form the core of our BID Renewal Proposal.
If you are a BID Levy payer, we recommend that you sign up to our BID levy communications. You'll receive montly newsletter (via email) as well as our regular email bulletins.
BID Renewal Proposal
The BID Renewal Proposal is our promise to our BID Levy Payers and sets out what we plan to achieve over the course of the BID term. You can download the proposal here. It has been summarised below in our four work streams.
1. Business Support
The JQBID will continue to be the voice of business across the Jewellery Quarter, consistently working to enhance its trade environment and increase its business connectivity.
Projects include: The JQ Ambassador Team, Business newsletters, Networking meetings
2. Cleaner and Greener
The JQBID will continue to maintain and future proof the Jewellery Quarter’s landscape, ensuring the area is clean for those who visit, work and live in the area.
Projects include: The JQ Clean Team, Annual Floral Displays, Subsidised recycling scheme for BID Levy payers.
3. Safe and Welcoming
Ensuring that the Jewellery Quarter is a safe place to do business, and a welcoming place to visit has been a key area of focus for the JQBID through its first two terms; this will remain a priority throughout its third.
Projects include: The JQ Ambassador Team, Adopt a Station Project, Representation at Birmingham security meetings, CCTV
4. Footfall and Promotion
JQBID understands the need to drive footfall to the Jewellery Quarter and to promote its business community, as it aims to make the most of the Quarter's revived reputation and profile to make it the place to do business nationally and internationally.
Projects include: Marketing campaigns and social media, JQ Festival, Christmas Window Trail, JQ Beer Weekend
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
There are a number of ways that the JQBID can help increase your business's brand exposure. From sponsoring our events, to being featured in our newsletters and on our social media channels, there are numerous opportunities available to your business. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our communications with you
We highly recommend you signing up to our newsletters using the form at the top of this page.
We communicate with our BID Levy Payers on a monthly basis. Each month, you will receive one newsletter (via email) as well as regular email bulletins. The newsletter will update you on current projects and initiatives within the above work streams. The additional bulletins will provide you with that regular dialogue to communicate latest news, events and updates from across the Quarter.
We like to keep our BID Levy Payers as up-to-date as possible, but appreciate that our communications may be too frequent for some. To change the frequency or to unsubscribe, please let us know by emailing email@example.com