BID Business Offers

Offers from businesses to benefit businesses within the BID

BID Business Offers

Switch your recycling and waste management service to Changeworks Recycling and receive your free set of recycling bins.

Key benefits of using our service are:
Preferential rates (and on-going support to reduce waste costs further)
Local provider with expert local knowledge.
Internal collection 7 days a week so you avoid hassle and costly fines.
Monthly carbon reports to show how much you’ve recycled and carbon saved.

Switching is easy and only takes five minutes, call your dedicated business advisor Keith Liddle on 0800 694 0158
email and receive your FREE recycling bins.



Essential Edinburgh are working with the cost reduction consultants eyebright who have provided savings for major businesses throughout the BID area as well as across Scotland. The key areas of eyebright expertise are gas, electricity and water.

eyebright have direct access to all National Energy suppliers, and are in a position to use market knowledge and collective bargaining to help drive down current utility costs.

We would encourage you to engage with this initiative, as a higher proportion of opt-in will increase combined buying power as well as individual savings.

What eyebright need to help make you savings are your current gas, electricity and water statements and they will then be able to provide a complete savings analysis per site and will give you feedback on your sites respective savings on services.

This analysis is completely FREE OF CHARGE for members of Edinburgh BID and there is no obligation. If you would like to arrange a meeting please contact us. Please use the face-to-face meeting with eyebright to ask questions about your current utility costs. Or to go directly to their website

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Favourable advertising rates with This is Edinburgh

Following the successful completion of the jointly funded two year city centre marketing campaign “This is Edinburgh” Marketing Edinburgh is continuing the legacy through the campaign website and social media channels.
Aimed at both locals and visitors to Edinburgh, and with 1.2 million unique website visits every year and over 250,000 fans and followers over 7 social media channels, you could really widen the reach of your business by advertising on

Essential Edinburgh BID business will receive a 25% discount on the rate card. 

To find out more about the advertising opportunities available at, please click here or contact their Digital Marketing Executive:advertising-banner

Emma Bathgate
+44 (0)131 473 3666

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City Car Club

City-Car-Club-logoCity Car Club is now offering BID businesses FREE MEMBERSHIP to Edinburgh’s innovative car club scheme. As a business member you will have 24/7 access to more than 130 pay-as-you-drive cars and vans in prime locations across the city from Melville Street in the West End to Waterloo Place in the East, with more than 20 bays in between, you will never be more than a few minutes away from a City Car Club bay.

City Car Club vehicles can be reserved at a moment’s notice for as little as 30 minutes or as long as needed and you only pay for the time you use. Also, because City Car Club manages and maintains the fleet you don’t have to worry about the time and cost associated with admin, insurance, tax, fuel, servicing or parking.

Joining the City Car Club in Edinburgh will also give you access to the vehicles in Glasgow as well as the other 15 cities we operate in across the UK.

To claim free City Car Club membership (usually £25 per driver) simply email; with your details, remembering to mention that you’re a part of the Essential Edinburgh family.