Barrow Bid

Who are Barrow BID?

The Barrow Business Improvement District (BID) was set up in September 2016 to promote and regenerate Barrow’s Town Centre following a vote of town centre businesses in the summer of 2016. The initiative is a five year scheme, funded by local town centre businesses who pay an additional levy based on the rateable value of their premises prior to September 2016.

Barrow BID has five key objectives to deliver within the town, these being:

1. To market and promote Barrow

2. To make access to Barrow town centre easier and more attractive for residents, visitors and workers throughout the day

3. To instil a sense of pride in Barrow Town Centre

4. To establish Barrow town centre’s evening and night time economy as a welcoming, safe environment for people of all ages to enjoy food, drink and entertainment

5. To build effective partnerships between the town’s businesses, organisations and local authorities

Town centre events are a great way to promote a town to the local population and to people outside the local area who may not know what Barrow has to offer.

Town centre events can have an immediate positive effect on the town by attracting a high volume of people to attend, but more importantly they go some way to instilling pride and interest back into a town centre. Barrow BID are not looking to put on one-off prestige events that come at high investment, instead we want to attract high prestige events that can become sustainable and an annual celebration of Barrow-in-Furness.

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The Super Soapbox Challenge Company

The Super Soapbox Challenge Company Limited is a professional organiser of soapbox racing events. We are proud to work with Barrow BID to bring you this fantastic experience. As well as the racing, we’ll have a funfair, lots of stalls, live music and plenty of food and drink offerings. With two huge screens on the route, you won’t miss any of the action and our video production unit and presenters will keep you up-to-the-minute with team interviews, the latest scores and much more.