Company Information


Starting as we mean to go on

All information relating to the development and ongoing set up of the Company is available for you to review.


Feasibility Report

In 2015 the Welcome to Yorkshire Coast Tourism Advisory Board commissioned a review of the area to see what type of Business Improvement District would best benefit the Yorkshire Coast, looking at how to protect and promote the whole area.  This valuable piece of research created the foundation on which the consultation was based throughout 2018.

Official Business Plan

This Business Plan (PDF download) outlines everything from the BID basics, the associated financials through to the projects which have been identified following the extensive consultation that took place with local businesses in the Yorkshire Coast area throughout 2018.

The BID Team has only one key objective, to deliver what you voted on and to help the Yorkshire Coast to become the foremost UK tourist destination.

Ballot Declaration

Businesses were asked to vote on whether they wanted the BID to become a legal entity.  

The majority of businesses voted YES and the declaration was announced on 30 November 2018.

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association (PDF download) outline the governance of the Board of Directors and the Company to ensure that at all times they act in the best interest of Yorkshire Coast businesses when delivering the Business Plan.

The Board of Directors, with suitable legal advice, drafted the Articles of Association. As a result, the BID company will operate as a not for profit business,  limited by guarantee. 

Member Application Form

For BID businesses to access information relating to the financial operations, vote on company matters, and to be able to self nominate for a Board position, you are required to become a Member of the Company.

The Board has recently relaxed the Member rules to provide you with the opportunity to support the aims of the BID. 

If you don’t wish to become a Member but have ideas that you feel will add value, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Director Rules and Responsibilities

To ensure that the Board of Directors act in the best interest of levy paying businesses whilst delivering the BID Business Plan, rules and responsibilities have been created.

If you are interested in joining the BID Board, please take the time to review the document prior to submitting your application.


Director Application Form

All levy-paying businesses who have completed their Member Application Form are entitled to nominate themselves to join the BID Board.  You can download an application form (PDF Download) and send it back to the BID Team, or you can complete it online.

If we receive multiple applications for a specific position, after vetting, BID Members will be asked to vote. 

New Directors will be appointed by the end of September 2019 so watch out for updates.