As the UK's first Business Improvement District (BID), Kingston First has been driving initiatives to support the commercial success of the business community in Kingston since 2005. We deliver 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, learn, live and work in. We also manage the day-to-day running of Kingston's markets, ensuring the history of our markert town continues to be celebrated.
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.
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.
Download our Annual Report to view what we achieved in 2017-18