Thank you to all of you who attended our very successful Summer Business Event and AGM on 18th July, 2019 at Jesus College.

Our CEO Ian Sandison showcased the projects Cambridge BID have been delivering during the first year of our second term. Springboards's Insights Director Diane Wehrle presented on retail trends in Cambridge and across the UK. We also heard from Sally-Ann Wilkinson and Ruth McAllister from Wild in Art who updated on Cows about Cambridge, and how the art trail will bring together the whole city community and benefit the high street.

For a copy of the slides from the night, please click here


Cambridge BID has achieved a lot in the first year of its second term, and what better way to demonstrate that than through a Showcase Video! Click on the YouTube link above to watch it and let us know what you think.


The Cambridge BID Summer Business Event and AGM took place on Thursday 12th of July at The DoubleTree by Hilton on Granta Place.

Speakers and panel members included:

  • David Hardcastle, Director at Amazon speaking about their work in Cambridge and their support of the high street.

  • Jonathan Burnett, from Springboard discussing how Cambridge is doing compared to the national footfall picture

  • Simon Pollard, Owner of Millers Music winner of Cambridge News Independent Business of the Year 2018

  • Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council, Vice Chair of Greater Cambridge Partnership and Board member of Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority

  • Roger Allen, Centre Manager of Lion Yard Shopping centre and BID Board Member.

  • Ian James, General Manager of the University Arms Hotel opening on August 1st 2018.

Ian Sandison, CEO of Cambridge BID, speaking at AGM 2018

Ian Sandison, CEO of Cambridge BID, speaking at AGM 2018


The Cambridge BID Summer Business Event and AGM took place on Tuesday 20th June 2017 at The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street. “Investing in our Evolving City”  incorporated an overview of the activity of Cambridge BID in 2016/2017 and an insight into how our work will benefit city centre businesses over the year ahead.

Key speakers included:

  • Cambridge BID beyond 5 years, an opportunity for growth
    Ian Sandison  |  Chairman, Cambridge BID

  • Businesses and their communities; some thoughts on their futures
    Chris Turner  |  Director, British BIDs

  • The future of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
    James Palmer  |  Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough


The Cambridge BID Summer Business Event and AGM took place on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel. The evening started with registration and drinks reception from 6.30pm. Presentations started at 7.00pm and were finished by 8.30pm.

The evening was a great opportunity to hear about the work we have carried out over the year, our plans for 2016/17, as well as the chance to hear from other prominent speakers on topics affecting our city today, footfall, congestion and the changing face of the High Street.

To view the presentations of each speaker, please click on the title of their presentation below.

Key speakers included:

  • Diane Wehrle  |  Marketing and Insights Director, Springboard (Footfall experts)

  • David Miller  |  Founding Partner, The Welcome People

  • Tom Williams  |  Senior Asset Manager, Legal & General (owners of The Grafton)

  • Graham Daniels  |  Community Trust Chairman, Cambridge United Football Club

  • Cllr Lewis Herbert – City Deal Board Chair

Our popular networking session with wine and canapés closed the evening, giving the opportunity to meet with some of the speakers and other Cambridge businesses.


Our previous annual general meeting was held at Cambridge City Hotel on the 18th June 2015. “Building on strong foundations: the role of business in shaping our city” gave businesses and organisations a unique opportunity to hear from a number of key Cambridge individuals on issues affecting our city from a business perspective. To see the presentations from last year, please click on the presentation title.

Previous Keynote speakers:

  • Daniel Zeichner | Newly elected MP for Cambridge

  • Cllr Tim Bick | Chair of the Greater Cambridge Assembly

  • Shaun Grady | VP Business Development Operations

  • Steve Campbell | Senior Pastor – C3

  • Claire Ruskin | CEO – Cambridge Network

The evening incorporated an overview of the activity of Cambridge BID in 2014/15 by Edward Quigley and an insight into how our work benefits city centre businesses, as part of the second AGM of Cambridge BID Limited.