BID Member Services

Services to help your business and reduce costs.


Working for you

Central London neighbourhoods are experiencing the full force of rapid transformation and it is without question, that business communities who work together are better equipped to deal with change and better geared to embrace new opportunities. Local areas like the Blue need to be able to set themselves apart with a vision and cohesive offer of a more attractive destination to do business, live and visit.

Building for the future

In our first term we established Blue Bermondsey BID as a major stakeholder in the area and proved that there is no other organisation better placed to develop and deliver an overall vision for the area. In our second term, we are building on what has been achieved and are at the forefront of many new and exciting local initiatives.

Creating partnerships

As well as providing services to our businesses and supporting initiatives that have a real, lasting and beneficial effect. We have built relationships with private sector business, the local community, public sector and other key stakeholder organisations within Southwark and beyond to help raise the profile and bring investment into the area.

Free Online Health & Safety Training

Health & Safety has always been an essential every business, especially in the food service sector. This is even more important in light of the Covid-19 crisis, where keeping up with the requirements can be overwhelming.

That is why we have enlisted Navitas, who are one of Europe’s leading food safety agencies, to offer our member businesses and staff FREE online training courses.

Get certified in health and safety, HR and legal as well as food safety.

All courses are approved by qualified environmental health practitioners.

Health & Safety training with industry standard awards.

  • EHO Qualified
  • EHO Approved
  • CPD Accredited
  • CPD Accredited

All you have to do is:

1. Choose the course from the list below.

2. Email Blue Bermondsey BID manager russell@bluebermondsey.co.uk with your choice, quoting your BID reference number.

3. You will be emailed a link to log in and begin your training.

When you complete the course you will be emailed your accredited certification.

Alcohol Licensing Awareness (GN 400)
Allergen Awareness (AA 100)
Allergy Awareness: An Introduction (AA 101)
Allergy Awareness: Know Your Allergens (AA 102)
Awareness in the Workplace – COVID-19
Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace (HR 600)
Crisis Training – COVID-19
Equality and Diversity (HR 601)
Fire Safety (HS 500)
GDPR: An Introduction (HR 606)
Health & Safety in Reception (HS 501)
Introduction to COSHH (HS 503)
Introduction to HACCP (FS 204)
Level 1 Introduction to Food Safety in Catering (FS 202)
Level 1 Introduction to Health & Safety in Catering – (Republic of Ireland) – (HSC 303)
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (FS 200)
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering – Republic of Ireland (FS 207)
Level 2 Health & Safety in Catering (HSC 300)
Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace (HS 502)
Level 3 Managing Food Safety (FS 201)
Level 3 Managing Health & Safety (HSC 301)
Managing Legionella (HS 504)
Mental Health Awareness (HR 602)
Remote Working (HS 505)
Safeguarding Children (HR 603)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (HR 604)
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (HR 605)
Vacuum Packing (FS 206)
Vacuum Packing and Sous Vide (FS 203)
Safety Bite – All About DSE
Zipcar Exclusive Offer for Blue Bermondsey BID Members

As we enter 2021, keep your business moving with Zipcar for Business.

To support you and your business during this difficult time you can join Zipcar for Business for free and claim £30 free driving credit with no commitment. Blue Bermondsey business members can access over 3,000 vehicles 24/7 via the Zipcar app and get discounted driving rates.

Simply click the button below to find out more.

Support in Tackling Local Crime

Blue Bermondsey have pledged to help improve Safety and Security in the area and we work closely with our local Police and crime agencies to deal with local crime, ASB issues and the increasing threat of cybercrime.

Blue Bermondsey BID works in partnership with the Safer Business Network and Southwark Safe, Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP), which enables our businesses to apply for free access to a range of ‘tools’ to help combat local crime issues. These are chiefly; Digital Radio Handsets – Smartphone App – Training.

If you are a Blue Bermondsey business member you want to take advantage of this Free service to help safeguard your premises, staff and customers. Please email Blue Bermondsey’s Safer Southwark crime manager matthew.whittaker@saferbusiness.org.uk to arrange a visit.


Blue Bermondsey currently provides 10 Radio handsets and Disc apps to 10 High Street retailers identified as most in need.


This allows them to work together as a community to share intelligence, safely report crime and support each other.


The online platform enables the BCRP to action the intelligence reported and helps to build a profile and case files against these criminals who target the Blue and its business community.


Gathering and sharing intelligence is now a key factor in deterring crime by targeting the most prolific offenders and gaining results in terms of injunctions and arrests.


With many local residents and new visitors now finding out and appreciating what an invaluable service our essential businesses, have provided during these difficult times of lockdowns and restrictions, it is crucial that we work together to ensure that we all continue to feel more safe and secure.  

BID Delivery Service

We have now launched a Cargo Bike Delivery Service, in partnership with PEDIVAN. If your business would like to try a new this new zero emissions, sustainable option for supplying products to you customers or business to business, please click the button to find out more and sign up.

Social Media and Marketing

BID members care invited to use our social media channels to promote their services or products.

We have highly active accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that are very well supported.

We also publish a monthly community newsletter to promote local business and our activities.

In addition to this, we have regular business engagement stalls at The Blue Market and local community events.

If you are Blue Bermondsey BID member and want to promote your business.

Please drop us an email to media@bluebermondsey.co.uk

FACEBOOK              2,868 LIKESwww.facebook.com/TheBlueBermondsey
TWITTER                  2,388 FOLLOWERSwww.twitter.com/BlueBermondsey
INSTAGRAM            1,089 FOLLOWERSwww.instagram.com/bluebermondsey
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Recycling and Business Waste

BID members save money for your business through our discounted cardboard and waste collection in partnership with waste recycling specialist First Mile,

You can also discover all you need to know on compliance documentation for your business.

Blue Bermondsey BID member, to start saving money now, contact: hannah.goldsmith@thefirstmile.co.uk

Free Cycle Maintenance

Cycling increases the quality of our lives, helps you become fitter and increases brain power. To promote increased and safer cycling, we have enlisted the legendary Bicycle Ninja to provide Free maintenance and bike safety checks for our members.

Pop along on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and find the Bicycle Ninja tinkering away outside the reception at the Biscuit Factory.

You can also get a Free bike register kit. If a marked bike is stolen, the owner will be able to inform the police and the likelihood of recovering the bike will increase.

Bespoke bookings available for your business

If your staff can’t make it to the Biscuit Factory, the Bicycle Ninja can come to your business or industrial estate and spend the day on site servicing your bikes.

To book this service, please email our BID manager russell@bluebermondsey.co.uk

with the subject line ‘bicycleninja/bookings’

Meet the Bicycle Ninja

Meet The Bicycle Ninja

The Bicycle Ninja has been a keen cyclist for over 45 years and defines himself as a bicycle enthusiast with a passion for classic and collectable bicycles.

The Bicycle Ninja is a professional bicycle mechanic (Cytech Level 2 qualified) with over 20 years’ experience and an expert bicycle maintenance tutor and assessor.

The Bicycle Ninja has delivered the City and Guilds Award in Cycle Mechanics (Entry 3, Levels 1 and 2) for over 10 years at colleges and Training Centres throughout London and has successfully trained over 800 bicycle mechanics.

The Bicycle Ninja is on a mission to promote cycling culture and to tackle environmental and social challenges in Blue Bermondsey.

If you would like more details or a visit to discuss, please contact our BID manager by email: russell@bluebermondsey.co.uk

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