BID Member Services

Serving Business – Building Partnerships

As an organisation run and led by local business owners, our first priority is serving our fellow levy paying businesses by providing services and support. We represent our businesses through networking with a wide range of community groups and stakeholders locally, private and public sector business support agencies, neighbouring BIDs and Southwark Council. We are here to help you in any way we can.

Free First Aid Training

Emergency First Response – Primary and Secondary Care

Emergency First Response Primary Care teaches YOU how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. YOU can enrol on this free course focusing on primary care through a combination of knowledge and skill development combined with realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the confidence and ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught on this course:

Scene Assessment – Barrier Use – Primary Assessment – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) , Serious Bleeding Management – Shock Management – Spinal Injury Management – Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management.
Recommended Skills:
– Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge and skill development through realistic scenario practice.

Secondary Skills taught in this course:

Injury Assessment – Illness Assessment – Bandaging – Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

The course lasts for approximately 6-8 hours and can be done in two sessions.

Each participant will receive an illustrated manual (either physical or e-learning) for their chosen course and will participate in independent study at home, prior to the practical classroom sessions. This allows more time for practical sessions in the classroom.
The manuals will be for the participant to keep for future reference and revision.

Upon successful completion of the course, participant will receive a physical and online certification for the course they have participated in. Certification is valid for 2 years.

Book your course by emailing us via the button below, with the subject line -first aid

Advertise a Vacancy

If you are a local business looking to fill a vacancy, you can post it on our Jobs Board by clicking the button below. We will promote it locally through all our social media channels, networks and partners. Jobs will remain on our Jobs Board for 60 days.

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 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.

Cargo Bike 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 your local customers or business to business, please click the button to find out more and sign up.

Social Media and Marketing

We encourage BID businesses to use our social media channels to promote services or products.

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

We also publish newsletters to promote local business and our activities.

We have regular business promotion stalls at The Blue Market and local community events.

If you are Blue Bermondsey BID member and want to promote your business or need any help in establishing a website or social media accounts for your business.

Please drop an email to for advice or to book a visit.

FACEBOOK              3,000
TWITTER                 2,524
INSTAGRAM           1,467
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:

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 Tuesday and the last Tuesday of each month and find the Bicycle Ninja tinkering away outside the JAM STUDIO ENTRANCE at the Biscuit Factory between 10am and 2pm.

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

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 are a levy paying business and would like to find out more about our work and get involved.

Please contact our BID manager by email: