Our renewal ballot opens 29 January

As a Business Improvement District, we are required by law to ballot our levy payers every five years. This allows businesses to collectively decide if they want to carry on paying for what we do, and provides business with the opportunity to craft and shape the future growth and development of Sheffield city centre.

Our consultation with our BID members, both locally and nationally, has resulted in a clear set of business priorities for the next five years (2021-2026).

These are:

Welcoming, clean and safe for staff, visitors and our local communities.

Enhancing the visitor experience with diverse events, festivals and culture.

Bringing in people, bringing in business. Increasing footfall, spend, dwell time and perceptions of the city.

Building resilience and investment.

Key dates

  • The City Council will issue a notice of ballot on 13 January.
  • Ballot papers will be mailed to voter contacts w/c 25 January.
  • Ballot starts 29 January.
  • Ballot closes 5pm - 25 February.
  • Result posted - 26 February

BID renewal documents

Notice of Ballot

BID prospectus and BID rules 2021-2026

Vote 'Yes' to maintain our gains and ensure Sheffield city centre's ongoing competitiveness.

Don't forget all ballot papers need to be received by 5pm on 25 February 2021 to ensure your vote is counted.

Find out about how we're currently supporting businesses in the third lockdown.

Here's a look back at some of our first term activities (2015-2020)