£57,870 savings identified for BID levy
payers via the joint procurement
service, with savings on energy,
telecoms, merchant fees and pest
Average savings per business is
£4,441, with one business saving 70
times their BID levy.
“Seaside in the Square” brought almost 30,000 additional visitors to the
Cultural Quarter, increasing revenue for many businesses and gaining
positive coverage for Southampton in the media.
Comedy Central Live, with the UK’s top comedians, launched in Southampton as the
direct result of work by GO! Southampton. The BID’s “Go Giggle” fringe event saw
local comedians perform in 12 venues across the city.
20 city centre businesses got
involved in the first “Foodie
Fortnight” with over 500
people claiming their £10 and
The BID has organised
city centre trails taking
place in every school
holiday, helping families
to explore different
areas of the city,
Participants total over
A bigger, more
event with celebrities,
fireworks and the
countdown broadcast live
The Ultimate Advent initiative is giving 24
businesses the opportunity to promote their
business and attract new customers through
a comprehensive digital and print campaign.
The BID has joined forces with Southampton
City Council to promote Southampton’s whole
Christmas offer through print, outdoor, radio
and digital advertising.
The LoyalFree app currently
promotes 65 levy payers.
45% of users who view a
business profile go on to
claim an offer in that
The BID is developing a new
visitor website for the city
which will have a listing for
each levy payer. This is due
to launch on 1 April 2019.