Business owned and business led, Business Improvement Districts focus on improving the trading environment for businesses.

Business owned and business led, Business Improvement Districts focus on improving the trading environment for businesses through improved promotion, safer streets and initiatives and incentives to improve business-to-business opportunities and strengthen resilience. Funded by a levy on local businesses, they give businesses a powerful role in the development of their area.

There are seven existing BIDs in Lambeth with others emerging:

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. Brixton

The BID was established in January 2014 it is working to improve trading conditions for Brixton businesses and benefit the area as a whole.

To find out more, please visit: www.brixtonbid.co.uk, call 020 3417 7373 or email admin@brixtonbid.co.uk.

2. Clapham

This is Clapham is a new organisation representing the interests of local businesses and delivering local projects. Any individual with a commercial interest in Clapham can become a member.

To find out more, please visit www.thisisclapham.co.uk, call 020 7622 5905 or email info@thisisclapham.co.uk.

3. South Bank BID

South Bank BID is a unique partnership of the major organisations is South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars. The partnership has a long-term commitment to improving everyday experience of the area for employees, visitors and residents alike.

South Bank BID has transformed the area into one of the most exciting destinations in the UK. Its programmes have had a real impact which will ensure this area is the future heart of London.

To find out more, please visit: www.southbankbid.co.uk, call 020 7202 6900 or email bid@southbanklondon.com.

4. Streatham

This BID covers the High Road from Telford Avenue to Streatham Common South and is made up of businesses from the local area. A five-year business plan has been created in consultation with the local community and outlines an ambitious programme to improve the quality of the High Road and boost the trading environment.

To find out more, please visit www.instreatham.com , call 020 8835 7067 or email info@instreatham.com.

5. Vauxhall One

Vauxhall One, established in February 2012, is making an impact with Safe initiative. It introduced street wardens and has achieved a notable 15 per cent reduction in street crime.

Other programmes being delivered by the Vauxhall One BID include:

  • Change - regeneration of the railways arches
  • Day and Night - promoting the pubs, clubs, restaurants and other attractions
  • Together - Corporate Social Responsibility, local employees mentoring in schools.

To find out more, please visit www.vauxhallone.co.uk, call 020 3179 2070 or email info@vauxhallone.co.uk.

6. Waterloo

Lambeth’s fist BID, We are Waterloo delivers an expansive programme of services to its members and also runs Lower Marsh market.

The BID delivers a range of initiatives to help create a destination where people want to spend time and money; a safer and more pleasant environment; a great place to set up a business and a creative and connected community in which to work.

To find out more please visit www.wearewaterloo.co.uk, phone 020 7620 1201, or email info@wearewaterloo.co.uk.

7. West Norwood and Tulse Hill

Station to Station Business Improvement District (BID).

Businesses within West Norwood and Tulse Hill have come together to form the Station to Station BID Steering Group and are developing plans for a BID within the area.

The proposed BID will incorporate both West Norwood and Tulse Hill high streets, the Parkhall Business Centre and the industrial business area in West Norwood.

For more information, and to get involved, please visit the BID website or follow us on Twitter @StationTStation.