What is the Business Improvement District and what does it do?

The Worthing Town Centre Business Improvement District is a Community Interest Company generating revenue from activities it undertakes in Worthing which it then uses to enhance and promote the Town Centre. In 1992, The Worthing Town Centre Initiative formed, as a not for profit Community Interest Company   On July 5th 2007 the businesses in the Town Centre voted YES to becoming a Business Improvement District with the BID,  launching in April 2008.

The Worthing Town Centre Business Improvement District is a business led and funded organisation with the vision that the Town Centre is clean, safe and vibrant and where businesses thrive and people regularly visit.

BID Projects

  • Christmas Lights
  • Increased Floral Displays
  • Events
  • Markets
  • Town Centre Rangers
  • Worthing Gift Card
  • Town Centre Website with Business Listing
  • Town Centre Map
  • Business Communication / Lobbying
  • Manage the street activity in the town
  • Provide additional signage & advertising
  • Enhanced Cleansing inc deep cleaning and chewing gum removal
  • Capture key Town Centre Data such as Footfall & Vacancy Rates
  • Ad hoc projects such as Liverpool Gardens and Seafront Shelters
  • Street furniture painting
  • Shopwatch / Business Crime Reduction Partnership
  • Advertising & Marketing of the Town Centre
  • Guides (Worthing Guide / Dog Friendly)
  • Business advice, information & lobbying


  • Sam Whittington – Sew Silver


  • Peter Bennett – Solicitor
  • Jeremy Silverthorne – Jeremy Silverthorne Fine Jewellery
  • Phil Duckett – Worthing Gin 
  • Tony Hedger – Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce
  • Ross Drybrough – Strand Dental & Worthing Implant Clinic
  • Alastair Vickers – Finance Director

Audited Accounts

The Accounts for the Worthing BID are audited and can be downloaded from the Companies House website or request a copy by emailing hannah@worthingtowncentre.co.uk