Promoting Chichester

We will continue to:

– Deliver creative, seasonal marketing campaigns that showcase the city throughout the year

– Partner to deliver footfall driving events to attract visitors, encourage return visitors and promote local business

– Shout about what the local businesses in the BID are offering – through all media channels

– Dress the City – providing the Christmas lights, bunting and flags to bring vibrancy and colour to the city all year round

What’s New?

Year round Events Calendar. We will implement an all year-round events calendar to stimulate footfall at peak times, where all businesses can get involved in promoting their offer and which will work alongside other events taking place in the district

A more successful Christmas. Christmas in Chichester is a missed opportunity. Once the Christmas lights are up, we will continue to drive the celebratory feel in the city with a series of four footfall driving festive events leading up to Christmas, to promote late night destination shopping

Increase our Visibility. We want to be more visible, be more proactive and hands on in the city on a day to day basis. We will realign team roles and schedules to ensure that a BID team member is more available for on the ground face to face support and advice

Support Place Management. There is opportunity to improve the city experience that will in turn increase dwell and return rates. We will work with partners to increase green spaces, seating areas and meeting points

Night Time Economy Bounce Back. We will work alongside the night time economy businesses to support their successful emergence from lockdown by focusing on promoting individual offers as well as multi site entertainment itineraries and supporting with recruitment where needed.

Read on for more details about individual campaigns…

Chichester Business Directory

Chichester Buzz is an online directory that showcases all the wonderful independent shops and businesses that form the heart of Chichester city centre.


Christmas is one of the most important seasons in the BID calendar. A time when many businesses make a large portion of their annual turnover, we are committed to promoting the city in every way we can to ensure we maximise footfall. From spectacular Christmas lights and family events to the annual window competition, our Christmas programme is one not to be missed.


Each year we deliver a series of campaigns designed to promote the best Chichester has to offer and drive footfall to the city centre. From family-friendly trails to summer events and seasonal activities, keep an eye on our News page for more information on the exciting plans we have in store for the city this year.


We know that communication is key and therefore we take every opportunity to shout about our wonderful city. From magazine and newspaper coverage to engaging social media content and informative literature, we make it as easy as possible for visitors to access information on the wide range of businesses, events and attractions Chichester has to offer.