Welcome to Essential Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s Business Improvement District (BID). Browse this section to learn more about us, our objectives and much more.

About Us

Within this section you will find


A Business Improvement District (BID) is an arrangement where businesses identify opportunities to the benefit of their own activities in their local area.

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The Board

The Board of Directors for Essential Edinburgh.

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The Team

Meet the Essential Edinburgh team.

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The BID area

The Essential Edinburgh Business Improvement District has a fixed boundary, agreed upon prior to the BID renewal ballot in May 2013

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Vision & Objectives

Working for our levy payers we will ensure our city centre excels as a place for business, to shop, visit and enjoy.

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The success of the BID will be measured using Key Performance Indicators.

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Event Locations

Essential Edinburgh manages and maintains St Andrew Square Garden, which is available to host events.

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