About The GRBID

About Bristol's Independent District

Current Term: 2014 - May 2019


The GRBID has a board currently with 7 volunteer members and they are:

Erika Peto – Chair

Emma Garner – Vice Chair

Paul Carpenter – Treasurer

Nigel Price – Playfull

Nic Licata – The Parlour

Kiarash Darafshi – Café Ronak

The BID is supported by a BID Manager – Anne-Louise Perez June 2017 –

BID Steering Group Members from GRE&T

Martin Hunt – Joe's Bakery

With the help of investment from local traders and businesses, we are determined to meet the objectives of the original summary of aims from 2014. Under new management, we are making good progress and are working towards the following goals:

Develop the new brand using PR and Social Media

Provide decals for shop windows

Bring seasonal events to the area

Increase and monitor footfall

Make provisions for cycle parking

Consider ways to create income

Engage with Gloucester Road traders and businesses(outside of the BID area)

Connect on a regular basis with BID members and local stakeholders via open forums

Cleaner streets – supporting the BCR Streetscene team

Parking – look at options to make it work for everyone.  New signs coming soon on current meters to make it clear you have 30 minutes free parking.

Renewal of the BID – Extend the perimeters of the current BID area

GRBID created Bristol’s Independent District as a rebrand to make the area more recognisable, making it more relevant to businesses, consumers, and wider industries such as tourism.

The defined area of the Bristol Independent District is from Cox and Baloney on Cheltenham Road up to The Co operative on Pig Sty Hill.

The BID is made up of about 250 businesses on Gloucester Road, Cheltenham Road, Zetland Road, Cranbrook Road, Overton Road and Denmark Place.


October 2016 - October 2017

CHRISTMAS EVENTS – Christmas market, entertainers, stalls, carols and a Santas Grotto

EASTER Easter Bunny Hunt – around the District

REBRAND – Bristol’s Independent District

FILM Production and delivery of a trader video – Local BS7 film maker used

REDUCED BILLS- Best deals to BID members with Utility Swap – that’s the beauty of group buying power.

MEMBERSHIP of DESTINATION BRISTOLWhich will help us reach that wider audience.

CLEANER STREETSFunding for BCR Streetscene who do a fantastic job of cleaning up unwanted graffiti/tagging and litter on the streets in the BID area.  We have also supplied traders with anti-graffiti kits for when their premises are damaged.

NEW WEBSITE– You are using it!  Built by a local BS6 designer

NEW MAP  A free map to guide people through the district and it acts as a directory too.  Available from the local library; tourist information; bus station; Temple Meads station; Bristol Airport and other local venues.

PRESS- Monthly feature in Bishopston Matters

SOCIAL MEDIA Increased audience across all platforms (Twitter, Instagram) plus new Facebook page.

NEWSLETTER- Regular communications with our members via quarterly newsletters and regular email updates from the GRBID in between.

BANNERS– working in partnership with GloucesterRoad Central we have secured 13 banners to host works of art – to be raised high on display along Gloucester Road.

GRANT AWARD– for cycle racks

ELECTRIC BIKE SCHEME BCC– The GRBID is now in possession of an electric bike for a 6 month free trial. This is for staff to get out and about, greenly and efficiently.

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP – Led by 365 Media, a workshop was delivered to traders and in the spirit of collaboration Raw Space offered their venue as the location

STREET ART – Station Road is now home for our latest mural

WASTE – September  2017 – agreement to work with Bristol Waste as a preferred supplier


Phone: 07462127943
Email: grbidoffice@gmail.com
Address: 57 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AD
Company Registered Number – 09018336
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