Business Improvement District

We celebrate the city, champion and support local business and deliver change.
Our Projects
We Are InExeter
What is a BID?
What We Do

We are InExeter.

InExeter is Exeter’s business improvement district (BID). We are a not-for-profit organisation run by businesses for businesses. Our mission is to celebrate Exeter, support local businesses, and drive positive change.

A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive, and historically interesting cities in England.

As a community of businesses, we believe that collectively, we can make a positive difference to the city.

We bring benefit to businesses by investing in projects, services and initiatives that enhance our city’s appeal to create an environment where business can flourish.

What is a BID?.

A BID (Business Improvement District) is a designated commercial area in which businesses benefit from a wide range of additional services over and above those funded through the standard commercial rates and council services.

Constituted by UK law in 2004, a BID is a powerful, independent voice representing the interests of a varied community of organisations, committed to working together to ensure that the area continues to progress whilst providing the best possible trading and working environment for its occupiers.

What We Do.

We aim to transform Exeter for everyone who works, lives or visits here. Our initiatives focus on the three strategic themes of our Business Plan 2020-25:

Welcoming & Attractive Streets

InExeter plays a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness and vibrancy of the streetscape. We aim to create a positive, welcoming and accessible city for those who live, work and visit Exeter. Enjoyment of and perception of our city streets should be positive and welcoming. We also invest heavily in landscaping, planting and greening initiatives.

Supporting & Informing business

InExeter are gatekeepers for a vast amount of key city centre data including footfall, vacancy rates, new business openings, spend and gift card sales.


To drive footfall and encourage longer dwell times InExeter work to deliver a calendar of activity, animation and experiences throughout the year. InExeter celebrate and champion city businesses and work in partnership with Visit Exeter to promote the city.


Get involved.

Exeter’s vibrant arts scene sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West. Whether you’re a theatre lover, music buff, foodie or art enthusiast, Exeter’s packed calendar of events has something for everyone. Take a look below at some of the eclectic range of events.

Upcoming Events