Governance

Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District operates within a defined geographical area, where business ratepayers have voted to invest collectively in local improvements that are in addition to those that are already delivered by local statutory bodies. The BID is delivered through Canterbury Connected Community Interest Company (CIC), a not for profit orgnaisation.

Canterbury Connected BID Board is represented by the various businesses, organisations and sectors within the BID Area. The BID Board meets a minimum of 9 times a year to discuss and make strategic decisions on the BID and matters which affect businesses in the city. Canterbury Connected BID Board is responsible for governance of the BID and ensuring the BID Executive Team deliver the projects and initiatives as listed in the BID Business Proposals.

The objects of the company are to do all things required to operate a Business Improvement District in Canterbury, as detailed in the Local Government Act 2003 and the Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations (SI2004/2443).

The first Annual General Meeting of Canterbury Connected CIC, the parent company for the BID, will take place in March 2016.