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 contributed over £200,000 during 2013/14 to support the delivery of Lincoln BIG activities:

  • City of Lincoln Council;
  • Continental Landscapes;
  • Level 1 Group Lincoln Limited;
  • 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 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.