Services we offer

Services we offer

Hastings BID services

We want to work together with you to help you get the best from your business and the town centre. The below services are available for free to all BID levy paying businesses.

To book a service, please use the following contacts:
John, BID Manager –, 07876 390065
Chloe, Marketing and Events –, 07377 342424
Peter, Business Ambassador –, 07508 869351

Free web hosting and basic web design
Struggling to establish a website? Get in touch with John and he’ll aim to get you set up with a basic WordPress website for your business, with a free web hosting package.

Graphic design
Need a hand creating your latest advert, menu or signage? We are more than happy to help. Drop Chloe an email to find out more. 

Proof reading
Want someone to give your artwork one last check before it goes to print? Send it over to Chloe!

Key holders
Do you have a pesky alarm, or need a safe place to keep your spare key? Let John know. We’re happy to be your emergency key holder.

Promotional spaces in the town centre
All levy payers are entitled to two free promotional spaces in the town centre each year. Speak to Chloe to find out more. 

Gazebo hire
If you take up our promotional spaces offer, we can also set up and take down one of our high quality, weighted gazebos. Please mention this at the time of booking your promotional space.

A/V equipment loan

We have a professional battery-powered PA system with mics and leads plus a high-quality data projector and these are available for the use of BID levy payers for events within the town

Social media support
Confused by Facebook? Ready for Instagram? Chloe is happy to sit down with you to set up a profile or answer any questions you have.

Google maps presence
Have you listed your business on Google maps yet? No? Let John or Chloe know and we’ll make sure it’s added.

Free advertising on our website
We have advert spaces available for levy paying businesses. The adverts will work on a rota basis. Please speak to Chloe to reserve your slot. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any artwork, we can help with that too!

Event management and licensing advice
Want to put on an event but don’t know where to start? Need to apply for a temporary event notice? Not sure what a temporary event notice is? Chloe is happy to offer support and advice to help you put on a successful event.

Spare pair of hands
We have a heavy duty trolley for any heavy lifting tasks, and we’re more than happy to help with those little jobs like changing lightbulbs and unloading a van. Give Peter or John a call!

Community clean-ups
Have you come in to work to find someone has dumped their rubbish on your doorstep? Peter or John will happily come down with the litter-pickers and clear it up for you.

DISC and radio training
If you’re a member of our Barwatch or Shopwatch schemes and you’re having trouble navigating DISC and the radio system, please speak to Peter who will be happy to pop in and answer any questions you have.