Get involved?

The Penzance Business Improvement District is run by a voluntary board consisting of representatives from businesses in the town who are nominated and voted in at the Annual General Meeting. All BID levy paying businesses can put forward a representative to be a director.

If you are interested in becoming a Penzance BID board director, getting involved in the BID projects delivery, or have a query about Penzance BID, please call Jessica Morris , Penzance BID Manager.

Please contact us on 07833 289 288 or email


Corona Virus Update

As we are not a public authority or government body, we do not receive updates in advance of the public. However, we will be keeping up-to-date with current news and heeding advice from the Government, Public Health England, Cornwall Council, Penzance Town Council and other advisory bodies. Please follow these links for advice on the outbreak.

We would like to support you during this time. If you are adapting your business and would like to get the message out to customers please let us know and we will get these message out through our websites and social media e.g. If you are offering a delivery service, special opening hours, appointments or services.

For the latest information on government support for businesses click here



Cornwall Council

Federation of Small Business

UK Hospitality

What do we hope to achieve in Penzance?

Penzance BID is delivering projects in four key areas:


Make Penzance more attractive. Including planting, flags and bunting in particular locations working with public sector to create 'dwell' spaces in specified locations. Develop a consistent visual branding for signage and street furniture. Work with landlords and agents to encourage flexible arrangements to fill empty units. Provide external makeovers of empty units. Produce welcome packs and investor packs for vacant properties to help new businesses to invest.


Deliver a services giving benefits to businesses such as joint procurement, co-ordinated waste management, business to business information sharing, tailored business training and regular networking meetings. Work with the police, town council and other agencies to improve town security.


Deliver a destination marketing campaign for the town along with comprehensive destination portal. Develop programme of events encouraging visitors and residents all year whilst supporting and working with exisiting and new events from other organisatons. Develop a series of town guides for visitors, cruise ships, coaches and tour operators.


Install co-ordinated branded signage to help visitors find their way round the town. Work with public sector to create a 'pay on exit' parking system for Harbour Car Park. Provide a range of guides and maps to help visitors and tour operators find their way around. Provide visitor information in town centre and support continued provision near the train station.