About Us

The Durham Business Improvement District Company Ltd (Durham BID) is the business improvement district for Durham, a beautiful medieval city in County Durham. Home to a world heritage site, the City is a joy to visit, work, study or live in.

About Us


How we work:

Durham BID works with businesses of the City where the hereditament falls within a defined boundary.

During the course of any one year, Durham BID delivers around 50 events including those such as Christmas InDurham and Fire&Ice InDurham, with the latter being the largest annual draw to the City.

Durham BID also provides support to businesses. During the COVID-19 crisis that continues to affect us all, this has seen a considerable amount of information, advice and guidance disseminated to businesses, providing access to information and financial support where available.

Meet our Business Manager:

Adam Deathe is the Business Manager at Durham BID.

Since arriving in the North East almost, Adam has built up an impressive portfolio of experience, having worked for both the public and private sector. Before joining the BID, Adam spent the last two years with a local authority within the Regeneration Team, developing an appreciation and understanding of the importance of effective partnership working.

Working closely with the BID Board and its partners, Adam endeavors to ensure that the collective ambition of all stakeholders of the Durham BID is realised; to see Durham benefit from increased economic vitality, attracting further inward investment and greater numbers of returning visitors to the beautiful medieval city.

Away from the office, Adam is married and father to three who enjoys going to the gym, and given his fondness of cooking and food in general (in particular things of a sweet nature), says this regular activity helps him to strike a healthy balance.


Our rules and regulations:

As a business improvement district and limited company, there are a number of rules and regulations that we need to abide by, which help to shape our day-to-day activity and governance. You can download a copy of The Durham BID Company Rules below.

Download The Durham BID Company rules

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