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About Kingston First

Kingston First represents the voice of over 750 businesses and organisations in Kingston town centre, championing their interests to stakeholders in London and beyond.

As the UK’s first business improvement district, Kingston First has been driving initiatives to support the commercial success of the business community in Kingston since 2005 by delivering exceptional services that ensure Kingston is a thriving and attractive environment to do business in, as well as a vibrant and exciting destination for people to visit, shop, live and work in.

The BID Area

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined geographical area within which local businesses collaborate to invest in projects, services and initiatives which improve the environment in which they work.

All businesses within the BID area contribute via a levy. If you are unsure whether your business falls within the BID boundary, please contact us.

Business Plan 2015-2019

The Business Proposal, set out in 2014, was created to directly address business priorities for Kingston town centre and underpins everything we do as a BID.

Annual Report 2017-18

Download our Annual Report to view what we achieved in 2017-18