What is Blackburn BID?

Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) was first set up in 2013 and is currently in its second five year term. Funded by a levy based on business rates, the BID delivers projects and services that benefit Blackburn town centre and its businesses.


On 6 November 2023 Blackburn BID received an overwhelming ‘YES’ vote for another five year term, signalling a further £1.5m of investment into the town centre from 1 January 2024.

Blackburn BID Priorities

Marketing & Promoting Blackburn as a vibrant town centre

Creating a Safer & More Secure town centre

Greener Flowers Salford Blackburn

Making the town centre environment Cleaner, Greener & More Sustainable

Supporting Businesses with information and advice

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Marketing & Promotion

Egg-citing Easter Event in Blackburn Town Centre!

The Easter Bunny needs your help!

He has created a top-secret design for a charity egg. Can you help him find all the missing pieces?

We had a really good event and lots of footfall. I feel the events will create us some new regular visitors, as a few did stay to play. We also had some who said they didn't know what we did but will be back, which is amazing! All in all the event was brilliant and we will definitely be more happy to take part in this kind of event again.
Manager, Geek Retreat
Thanks for letting us be a part of the Sand Sculpture trail - the kids have all loved it!
Paul Wilding
Partner at Grays Schoolwear
“We’ve had lots of interest from families with trail leaflets who have been coming in, and buying things when they come in. They’re going around the trail and they’ve told us about the models at the other locations. They’re really impressed with the sculpture. The kids are loving it! It’s really good for us. Customers come back again to see what else we’ve got.”
The activities create something special for the town. They give families something to do together and we've seen lots of new faces coming to do together and we've seen lots of new faces coming in to the shop as a result. The BID should be proud of itself.
Manager at Rhode Island