Business Events & Forums

Fostering Growth and Collaboration
From insightful discussions to invaluable networking opportunities and training workshops, our events and forums are designed to help you and your business thrive in Croydon.

About Croydon BID Events & Forums:

Croydon BID champions and unites our vibrant business community through a series of events and forums. Designed to inform, influence, and shape the future direction of our business community, these gatherings offer invaluable insights and opportunities for collaboration.

Let’s come together to forge connections, share ideas, and drive positive change in Croydon—making it an even better place to live, work, and visit.

Ready to join us? Contact our team today to attend our upcoming events and forums.

BID Connect

Whether you're a business owner, an employee, or simply interested in what's brewing in Croydon, we'd love to have you join us for BID Connect, our quarterly informal, no agenda, no frills catch-up complete with refreshments and pastries. Croydon BID levy members are invited to get to know the Croydon BID team and our partners at Croydon Metropolitan Police, all while soaking up the latest town centre updates and insights.

BID Hospitality & Leisure Forum

The BID Hospitality & Leisure Forum welcomes businesses from across the early and night-time economy in Croydon town centre. Together, we’ll explore ways to support you and your business with valuable insights, knowledge and updates through speakers and collective discussions. Regular updates from our partners at Croydon Metropolitan Police and Licensing will accompany discussions on improving marketing and promotion and the latest town centre regeneration activities.

BID Conflict Management & Safety Workshop

No matter your sector, we believe safety is a fundamental right. Prepare yourself and your staff to handle challenging situations with confidence. From dealing with difficult customers in retail to facing aggressive individuals, our free training sessions, hosted by Good Sense Training, provide essential skills and strategies. Don't miss this opportunity to empower yourself and ensure a safer work environment for all.

Police Visibility

BID Intelligence Forum

Held every third Thursday on the month from 10:00am to 11:00am, this forum supports the retail sector and is part of the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP). Meet with representatives from the Croydon Metropolitan Police Service, Croydon Council, and other crime reduction partners to exchange insights, share information, and address pressing issues. Gain valuable updates on ongoing initiatives and projects dedicated to combatting crime. From details on prolific offenders to crime prevention advice, this forum equips you with vital intelligence for safeguarding your business. Join us to make a difference.

BID Betting Watch Forum

We are here to support our licensed gambling establishments across Croydon town centre. Held quarterly as part of the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CBCP), this forum is your opportunity to collaborate with fellow operators. Join us to share intelligence, address prolific offenders, and discuss key issues affecting your business. Meet with the Croydon Metropolitan Police Service Licensing team and unite with fellow operators to collectively reduce crime and safeguard your staff and business.