Choose Chichester

Chichester is a vibrant and thriving market town, offering hand-picked independent outlets and high street regulars, a varied choice of cafes and eateries as well as creating a hub for entrepreneurs, commercial businesses and professional services. Many people who visit Chichester come for one thing and then stay for another. Our aim at the Chichester BID is to help businesses and our members to grow and thrive by providing support to maximise footfall, dwell time and grow their business.

The Chichester Business Improvement District team are pleased to promote and assist with our member's events where possible, helping to communicate important information and nurture relationships between local organisations. If you have any events you would like us to promote please email Jeanette Hockley via  

Chichester BID is committed to helping Chichester thrive, be prosperous and remain current.  We are a not-for-profit organisation, led by our Chichester City Centre businesses and employers. We are separate from the council. We support local businesses through advocacy, knowledge transfer and facilitation. We are agents of change, encouraging the public, businesses and visitors to ‘Choose Chichester’, supporting businesses where we can.

Our directory offers details of all businesses, Chichester BID members, points of interest, shops, cafes and restaurants in the City centre.

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We monitor footfall flow in Chichester City centre using camera sensors.  See our latest weekly footfall stats via

Latest news


18/4/17: Chichester Christmas Lights Switch-On Exclusive Sponsorship Package 2017

Each year, the Chichester BID team helps to deliver Christmas in Chichester, providing the City centre with Christmas festivities and the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event. Every year we offer a business the unique opportunity to be the headline sponsor of this event which… Read more...


30/3/17: In My View by David Coulthard Chichester Cathedral

A Spring Vision It finally feels like Spring might be arriving. The daffodils are coming out around the Cathedral Close, and in the Cathedral we are marking the solemn period of Lent. We look forward to the coming of Easter Sunday and the great services of celebration, and after… Read more...


30/3/17: City Centre Business Rates

Will a rise in business rates affect Chichester's Business Improvement District? Many of our City centre businesses have incurred increased business rates. However, some business rates will have fallen depending on the re-evaluation of the type of space they occupy. Did… Read more...