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 beneficial services.

We also represent our businesses through engagement and networking with a wide range of local stakeholders, private and public sector business support agencies, neighbouring BIDs and Southwark Council. We are here to help you in any way we can.

Free Commercial Property Advice Services

Blue Bermondsey BID are working in partnership with London Business Partnership (LBP) to support our businesses. LBP will provide a range of FREE commercial property advice services funded under the UK Shared Prosperity Funds programme. 

Therefore, if you are looking for or have a commercial premises and are struggling with issues, we offer support and guidance by experts in this field for FREE, In-person and/or online (via Zoom or Googlemeet). The advice includes but not limited to:  

  • Budgeting – finance forecast/Commercial property finance
  • Searching for/Opening or closing premises, fit out
  • Applying and/or challenging business rates, business rate reliefs
  • New or renewal of leases, licenses agreement etc
  • Negotiation with landlords and how
  • Understanding and learning about regulation, Acts
  • Energy and fuel savings/strategies 

The above FREE support is delivered through masterclasses/webinars/events, or/and tailored one to one advice sessions and Pro bono advice through University of Law students & commercial property volunteer lawyers.

For more information click this link:  

or either email or call: 07591537448

If you would like to benefit from this wide range of free support, please complete our registration form.

Our next webinar is on February 20th 2024.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this wide range of free support, you need to meet the following:

You are based or currently trading in London

You have 250 employees or less (including yourself)

Your current turnover is under £44m

Trade at Blue Market

Together with our community partner: Big Local Works, we were granted the operating licence by Southwark Council for the management of the Blue Market. This is a first for all involved and we are working hard to reinvent the economic and cultural heart of Bermondsey for the 21st century focused on local enterprise and community activity

With funding from Southwark we have launched the Made in Bermondsey Market Barrow, a zero cost opportunity for BID businesses or enterprising individuals to sell products or showcase their business/venture to the local community and potential customers.

The Made in Bermondsey Market Barrow is available free of charge to BID businesses from:

Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Big Local Works is a charity located in Market Place, deeply committed to the vision of fostering a thriving local economy that benefits everyone, while also promoting the growth of a more integrated, connected, and tolerant local community.

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.

To book your course, click the button below to email us, 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.

Online H&S Training

Get certified in health and safety with industry standard awards.

Health & Safety are an essential facet of every business, especially in the food service sector, 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.

All courses are EHO Qualified – EHO Approved – CPD Accredited

All you have to do is:

1. Choose the course from the list below.

2. Use the button below to email your choice with subject line – H&S Training.

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

4. On completion 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 Offers

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.

Social Media/Marketing

Social media opens up opportunities

The ‘smartphone’ has changed the way we do business and shop, with most of us going online to see what’s happening and we consistently promote the Blue Bermondsey area and its businesses across our highly pro-active social media channels to highlight business services, products and local happenings.

We encourage Blue Bermondsey BID members to take advantage of this and post to our socials and if you are social media savvy, mention, share or tags us on your posts and tweets.

We also publish newsletters, advertise regularly in relevant local press publications and hold promotional stalls and activities at The Blue Market and local community events.

If you have any offers or promotions we are happy to help if needed. Just contact us by clicking the Button below if you would like any assistance.

FACEBOOK              3,000
TWITTER                 2,500
INSTAGRAM           1,5000

Recycling/Business Waste

Cut costs for your business through discounted cardboard and waste collection

We work with waste recycling specialist First Mile to help reduce the climate impact of production and waste disposal with better waste management, whilst helping businesses to save money.

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

Interested? Click the button below to email our account manager Hannah, who will be happy to help you with your enquiries.

Cycle Maintenance

We want to promote increased and safer cycling amongst our businesses

That’s why we have enlisted the enigmatic Bicycle Ninja to provide free maintenance and bike safety checks. You can also get a Free bike register kit, and your bike is marked bike and stolen, the Police have a better chance of getting it back for you.

The Ninja can be found tinkering away in the car park of the Biscuit Factory business complex on: The 2nd and last Tuesday of each month, between 10am and 2pm.

No need to book, just roll up!

Bespoke bookings available for your business

If this is not practical and you would like the ‘Ninja’ to come to your business location to work his magic, please email us by clicking the button below, with the subject line – Ninja.

The Bicycle Ninja has been a keen cyclist for over 45 years, with a passion for classic and collectable bicycles. He is also on a mission to promote cycling culture and to tackle environmental and social challenges in the Blue Bermondsey area.

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. he has delivered the City & Guilds awards 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.