Halton Business Improvement Districts

Astmoor Industrial Estate in Runcorn and Halebank Business Park in Widnes both work together with the BID for the benefit of their resident businesses

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The countdown has started for the cruical vote to give all our members another five years of BID services.

NOW is the time to tell us what changes you want to see going forward for 2023-2028.  Halton BID puts you in charge of how your money is spent. 

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure has always
been a key theme of the Halton BID 

Image Enhancement

An attractive, clean, tidy and well maintained estate enhances the image of our BID companies

Better Connected

A stronger voice to lobby on behalf of businesses and champion them to other companies and organisations


FREE BID training courses offer outstanding value and real relevance to BID businesses.

What is a BID?

Over the past ten years the Halton BID has been working well to achieve success for the businesses on Astmoor Industrial Estate and Halebank Business Park. A BID is a geographically defined area where all of the businesses get together and agree to pay into a collective pot to fund additional services that they feel will benefit themselves and their local business community for the next five years.

Each business pays according to its rateable value. All the money that is collected buys the extras that, by common agreement, the businesses want to have. This process is controlled by the businesses themselves.

We would encourage all businesses, small or large, to get involved and reap the benefits of working together to make Astmoor a better and more prosperous estate.

Derek Bate and Robert Pollock

Joint Managing Directors, James Troop

We are pleased to back the BID and see this as a positive step forwards for local businesses, which can only enhance business regeneration within the area and the positives associated with this.

Jean-Pierre Naylor

Managing Director, Computer Disposals Ltd

I believe that the programme of projects that the BID is set to deliver will have a positive effect and I look forward to them coming to fruition in the months ahead.

David Halton

Managing Director, Acer Engineering

Since I first moved onto the estate more than 5 years ago I have found the BID extremely beneficial to my business.  I can see the initiatives that have been put in place solely as a result of having a dedicated BID Manager and support network.

Neil Hawkins

Proprietor, Cheshire Fillers

We all want to feel safe and secure, attract and retain the best employees, and work in an environment that looks cared for and that allows us to grow.  Halton BID delivers that in Halebank.

Dave Farrell

MD, Hough Green Garage

Since the inception of the BID, I have been a supporter.  It is easy to forget the challenges we faced before. But since it began I have seen the overall appearance of the estate improve, the crime rate reduce and my staff gain extra training.

Vince Froggatt

Manager Director, Midas Engineering

Publicly Accessible Defibrillators and Bleed Kits

We're delighted that three, publicly accessible lockable cabinets with defibrillators and bleed kits have been installed on Astmoor. The advantage of these over the defibrillators we already have on the estate, is that they can be accessed at any time, day, or night...

Astmoor BID business JC Peacock’s Salt Ukraine appeal

Gillian Cooke and her staff at the JC Peacock’s site at Astmoor BID went above and beyond to organise and run quickly only over 5 days collection of donations for Ukrainian refugees fleeing their country in war. Peacock’s staff worked very hard to sort and pack for...

Apply for Halton Business Awards 2022

Please enter your application on the below link by 22nd March 2022! There is a special BID category for Astmoor and Halebank BID businesses. For any awards enquiries, please email events@haltonchamber.co.uk or call 0333 358 3480 How to Apply 2022 | Awards | Halton...