About Halton BID


A Business Improvement District (BID) is a designated zone 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.



BID areas in Halton

There are two Business Improvement Districts in Halton, the Astmoor Industrial Estate in Runcorn and in Widnes the Halebank Industrial Estate including Widnes Business Park.

Astmoor Industrial Estate

Astmoor Industrial Estate is a large estate totalling 2.3 million square feet of primarily industrial space. The estate covers an area of approximately 195 acres. Located to the north east of Runcorn, the estate is situated adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal on the south bank of the River Mersey.  Astmoor is also one of eight regeneration impact areas identified in the Mersey Gateway Regeneration Plan Plus.

Halebank Industrial Estate

Halebank Industrial Estate is an established industrial park located on the western fringe of Widnes. Halebank has convenient access to the A562, the main arterial road to Liverpool (13 miles) and the John Lennon International Airport (5 miles).  Widnes Business Park is situated on Foundry Lane, comprising an array of industrial and office accommodation set in an established commercial location.

The Legal Stuff

The Halton BID is a not-for-profit organisation. Our company name is Halton Chamber Enterprises Ltd trading as Halton BID. Our company number is 10986509 and we were incorporated on 28th September 2017. Our registered office is 7th Floor Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, United Kingdom, WA8 7QF


The Board

Halton Chamber Enterprises Limited trading as Halton BID Executive Board  consist of:

Ian Hayhoe – Senior Operations Manager – Telefonia UK Ltd (Chamber Board member)

Rachael Owen – CEO of Halton Chamber of Commerce

Jill Naylor – Director of Kenay Ltd 

Adrian Fillingham J Brand Ltd

David Halton Managing Director of Acer Engineering Ltd

Lee Brabin Director of Suresafe Electrics