BID ballot services for local authorities

An Independent Scrutineer experienced in providing services for new and renewal BID ballots


UK Engage has a huge amount of experience working with councils to administer the ballot process for Business Improvement Districts.  We provide a professional and efficient BID ballot service for councils looking to run new and renewal BIDs.

More often than not we work with councils to provide a full BID ballot service, which starts with the Notice of Election and ends with the count and reporting of the ballot results.  However, from time to time councils will only require the print and mail of the ballot paper and business plan to hereditaments. Whatever your requirement, we will work with you to ensure your BID ballot runs smoothly, adhering to all stringent timescales that are involved in the BID ballot process.

As the number of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) increases across the country, councils are looking to recruit ballot service providers with the relevant experience and expert knowledge of BIDs and BID ballots.  We are a member of various BID network groups and so we’re aware of any changes to legislation. We also have a solid understanding of all types of BIDs, including Industrial BIDs and Tourism BIDs.

We have administered BIDs for councils across the UK, including Welsh BID ballots which required dual-language ballot packs.

“I would like to personally pass on my thanks to UK Engage, Revive and Thrive and to all Northumberland County Council staff who contributed to the smooth planning and implementation of the Hexham BID ballot.”

Annie Howliston (AEA Cert)
Elections Officer, Northumberland County Council

View the full case study for the Hexham BID ballot here >>

To find out more about our BID ballot services contact UK Engage: –

Tel: 0161 209 4808

UK Engage holds the ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accreditations, Customer Service Excellence Standard (CSE) and Investors in People (IIP). We are a member of British Bids, Revive & Thrive and The Mosaic Partnership.