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.

BIDs are all about businesses working together to take control of their trading environment and to collectively address the issues that affect them.   




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.


  A Business Improvement District has been operating on both Astmoor and Halebank Industrial Estates since 2008.

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

Halton Chamber Enterprises Ltd., trading as Halton BID, was established as a not-for-profit company to manage both Halebank and Astmoor Business Improvement Districts.  An Executive Board of volunteers has been established with equal representation from Astmoor and Halebank BIDs.  Additional support is provided by the BID business volunteers who were elected to the Astmoor Operating Group and Halebank Operating Group and the team at Halton Chamber of Commerce.   

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

The responsibilities of the BID Board are to guide and direct the BID Manager in the delivery of the Business Improvement District, ensuring that the BID Manager is held accountable for expenditure of BID3 monies and approving eligible expenditure in line with the delegated powers.

Annual Review March 2019 Presentation Slides 

Please view the presentation slides used on 19th March 2019 by Joanne Taylor BID Manager, to present the Annual Review for year 2 of Term 3 for both Astmoor and Halebank BIDs.

The Annual Review involved the opportunity for BID Businesses from both estates to network, with a market place of stalls for BID Businesses to promote the services they can offer.