All businesses in the BID area can benefit from Lincoln BIG's services. Businesses are invited to a range of local area meetings, consultations and events.
All businesses in the Lincoln Business Improvement District with a rateable value of £6,000 or more are members of Lincoln BIG.
Businesses in Lincoln under the rateable value of £6,000 or outside of the Lincoln Business Improvement District can benefit from Lincoln BIG services as a voluntary member.
Investor Members make voluntary financial contribution towards the work of Lincoln BIG. These organisations contributed over £200,000 during 2013/14 to support the delivery of Lincoln BIG activities:
- Bishop Grosseteste University
- Capital and Regional Shopping Centres – Waterside Centre
- City of Lincoln Council
- Level 1 Group Lincoln Limited
- Lincoln City Football Club
- Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
- Lincolnshire County Council
- Lincs FM
- Lindum Group
- Stagecoach Lincolnshire
- Standard Life Investments – St Marks Shopping Centre
Lincoln BIG work closely with the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce to create a single business voice within the city.
Local area representation is provided through area groups. Each of these groups has their own agenda and programme of activity supported by Lincoln BIG:
Bailgate Area Guild
Membership is open to all levy payers in the Bailgate Area and smaller businesses who pay a Lincoln BIG and Guild subscription.
The Chair of the Bailgate Area Guild is Linda Wardale from Yellowbellies.
Brayford Business Forum
Membership is open to all levy payers in the Brayford area.
The Chair of the Brayford Business Forum is Dawn Sendall from Royal William IV.
Bottom of the Hill Group
Membership is open to all levy payers in the area including The Strait, the top of High Street, St Martins Square and Steep Hill.
The Bottom of the Hill group is Chaired by Richard Baxter from Goodies of Lincoln.
Major High Street Traders
Membership is open to all levy payers and is chaired by Michael Armstrong at Lincoln BIG.