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New Accommodation BID Board meets

Liverpool’s Accommodation BID, the first in the UK, was established in late 2022 after the city’s hospitality sector voted overwhelmingly in support.

The new Board of the Accommodation BID has met for the first time. The Board will be responsible for delivering a Commercial Business plan investing £4m in supporting Liverpool Region’s visitor economy. The fund has been financed by the hotels and serviced accommodation sector in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s Accommodation BID, the first in the UK, was established in late 2022 after the city’s hospitality sector voted overwhelmingly in support. One of the Board’s key strategies is to attract major events to the city of Liverpool such as Eurovision, The Open Golf Championship and the Labour Conference all of which will attract tens of thousands of people to experience the city region. The Accommodation BID is also designed to provide economic security for all businesses within the BID district. 

The Board is made up of representatives from many of the city’s hotels and serviced accommodation providers. The new board will deliver the 2023 – 2027 business plan for the Accommodation BID in Liverpool. To read the full list of Board members, and read the business plan 

Marcus Magee the newly appointed Chair of the Accommodation BID Board

“The ABID is a significant step for Liverpool City Region’s Hospitality sector who have collectively voted to join together in supporting the Liverpool City Regions future Commercial strategy by providing not only best in class business expertise but also committing considerable investment of funds  in key initiatives to drive more visitors to the Liverpool City Region. 

Steven Hesketh from Savvy Hotels is the Board’s Vice-Chair

“I am so proud to see that Liverpool is the very first UK City to get an Accommodation BID over the line. Our Hoteliers and accommodation providers truly see themselves at the forefront of supporting the city regions economic growth. The Accommodation BID will be a critical part in raising the profile of the great City of Liverpool as the first choice for all major event organisers, regionally, nationally & internationally. The Board will also continue its commitment in developing the Liverpool City Regions skill agenda ensuring that we are identifying and developing our young talent in to future leaders in our hospitality sector.”

Bill Addy is CEO of Liverpool BID Company

“What began as a conversation with the hotel and serviced accommodation industry to see how they could tackle the economic challenges facing the sector post pandemic has turned into an organisation  that allows business to define and determine its future. The accommodation sector  is vital to our visitor economy and we are excited and inspired to see what happens next”. 

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