Aberdeen Inspired Business Improvement District is led and funded by the city centre business community. Its aims are wide ranging, designed to reinvigorate the city centre for the benefit of all who work, live, shop and visit.

Businesses are working together to invest collectively in their environment, delivering initiatives and improvements over and above those delivered by Aberdeen City Council.

The aim is not to act as a substitute for central or local government, but to invest in additional projects to deliver on the objectives set out in the business plan.

While participation is mandatory for businesses within the BID area, others from outside the defined area with an interest in promoting the city and having a voice in Aberdeen Inspired are able to engage and make a contribution.

Aberdeen Inspired is now operating in a second 5 year period to 2021 following the successful ballot of businesses in 2016.

During the eighth year of operation of the BID, the Board may choose to seek renewal of the BID. At this point businesses will be able to evaluate the impact of the BID and vote in a further ballot which would see Aberdeen Inspired operate for a further 5 year period.