The heart of a City Centre Collective is the businesses within it. The core aim of any BID is to support the existing businesses and Belfast One are no different. We are investing nearly £1m over five years in supporting your business.

Our Support strategies are exclusive to businesses within the Belfast One boundary and include group purchasing, reviews of energy and utilities usage and and other services to help reduce business costs. These include:

Merchant Services

We have partnered with BoIPA UK who are offering Belfast One businesses an exclusive rate. Find out more. Businesses had said that merchant services charges were an area in which Belfast One could help save them money, and businesses across both retail and hospitality sectors have seen significant savings with BoIPA.

Commercial Waste Management

Following an intensive tendering process we have secured ISL Waste Management Ltd to deliver a new trade waste and recycling initiative to all our businesses in the city centre, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. Find out more. Quality of service and zero waste landfill are guiding principles for ISL.

Pest Control

Belfast One have appointed Ecolab as our pest control partner. Ecolab offer proactive contractual pest elimination services with regular  routine inspections based around the biology of the pests encountered or local pest history at each site.

Ecolab will provide a consultancy service to Belfast One BID and we will address external issues in the City Centre and invest in their services to support the businesses. Additional services can include other forms of control such as bird proofing and other forms of deterrence. For more information contact:

Utilities Review

We have partnered with local company, Utilitywise to provide energy guidance, support and procurement for businesses in Belfast One. A Utilitywise bill analysis can identify if you are currently on the best plan for your premises. In cases where they find over payments have been made, they can also organise a refund to be made on your company’s behalf.

Utilitywise adopt a creative approach to problem solving, getting to know customers’ challenges and delivering cost-effective solutions. For more information visit:

Water Bill Healthcheck

Quite a number of businesses are potentially being overcharged through the billing process. A simple and free service is a Water Bill Healthcheck undertaken by the Consumer Council, all that is needed is your water bill, if you don’t have one you can register by visiting here; one business recently saw their annual bill reduce from £625 to £131. E-mail  Andrew Culbert or telephone 028 9025 1620 or contact