Lincoln Big    Who We Are    Membership


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.

BID Membership

All businesses in the Lincoln Business Improvement District with a rateable value of £6,000 or more are members of Lincoln BIG.

Voluntary Membership

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.

Find out what you can benefit from, the cost of membership, and how to join.

Investor Members

Investor Members make voluntary financial contribution towards the work of Lincoln BIG.  These organisations give additional contributions to support the delivery of Lincoln BIG activities:

  • City of Lincoln Council;
  • Continental Landscapes;
  • Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce;
  • Lincolnshire County Council;
  • Lincs FM;
  • Lindum Group;
  • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd.;
  • Stagecoach East Midlands;
  • Standard Life Investments (St Marks Shopping Centre).

Area Groups

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 Nicola Lockwood of Bells Tea Room

Brayford Business Forum

Membership is open to all levy payers in the Brayford area.

The Chair of the Brayford Business Forum is Jonathan Prichard at DoubleTree by Hilton

Healthy High Streets Group

Membership is open to all levy payers in the area an is chaired by Lisa Donini, Store Manager at Marks & Spencer