One Chelmsford is the Business Improvement District (BID) representing nearly 500 businesses within the city centre, delivering projects and initiatives to ensure that Chelmsford remains the county’s premier destination to live, work and visit.

Local businesses voted ‘Yes’ to having a Chelmsford City Centre BID in 2018 and the company’s first 5-year term runs from April 2018 – March 2023.

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Purple Partner

Purple Partner

2018 saw the BID support the first ever Purple Tuesday in November. This is the UK’s No. 1 Accessible Shopping Day and is orchestrated by Mike Adams OBE, CEO of We Are Purple.

Year 2 Invoices 1st April

Year 2 Invoices 1st April

We are extremely pleased that we achieved over a 99% collection rate of BID Levy in our first year, allowing us to budget for all the exciting projects we set out to achieve.

BID Review Success

BID Review Success

In February we held our first BID Review and were really pleased with how many of our members attended the evening. Our aim was to inform you about what we have been working on since being formed in April 2018 and what exciting things we have in the pipeline.