All businesses and organisations benefit from the work we do in Sunderland.

Therefore, we have extended many of the benefits our levy payers enjoy to other businesses in the city centre and around Sunderland by creating an Affiliate Scheme.

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Executive Assistant, Nicola is on hand for any queries on the Affiliate Scheme.

Get in touch with any queries or to become a member today!

Why get

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      Be Part of
      the winning team

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      see &
      be seen

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      Make a difference
      & influence change


    • Opportunity to promote your business via Sunderland BID channels including social media, newsletters and digital screens
    • Unique networking opportunities
    • Regular email updates about BID initiatives and events in Sunderland
    • Volunteering opportunities for your staff
    • Invitations to BID events, meetings, training sessions and seminars
    • Use of the BID Affiliate Member badge
    • Access to appropriate PR opportunities as they arise
    • Have your voice heard to help shape the city’s future
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    Dont Just Take
    Our Word For It…

    Phillipa Breckon – Director – Penshaw View

    “We previously used to be based within the city centre and paid the levy for Sunderland BID. We really valued the support, promotion and business opportunities the BID brought to the table. Since moving out of the city centre and no longer being a BID levy payer, we were approached about supporting the BID as an affiliate member.

    We are proud to be Sunderland BID’s first affiliate member and excited about the opportunities our partnership will bring to help create a vibrant city and more opportunities for everyone.”


    Businesses can become an affiliate member of Sunderland BID and enjoy the various benefits for a monetary contribution.

    • Within the BID Boundary –  just £250 + VAT per year.
    • Outside the BID Boundary – just £500 + VAT per year

    Businesses can choose which project or programme you would like to be associated with, and we will devise the best sponsorship incentives to meet your objectives, including everything from event advertising to media coverage, more visibility for your brand, the generation of sales leads, ideas to meet your corporate social responsibility goals or increased employee satisfaction.

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