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BID Member Benefits

Go! Southampton is committed to ensuring that all levy payers benefit from the work undertaken by the BID team.  Full details of our plans for the first year can be found in the Year 1 Business Plan.

As deals are negotiated and initiatives begun, more Member Benefit details will be published on this page and information sent to levy payers.  Here are some of the ways in which you can start to benefit already:

Exclusive Discount on England Vs Wales Game Tickets

England Vs Wales

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Group 1 Qualifier

St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

Friday, 6 April (KO 7pm)

Undefeated in qualifying so far, The Lionesses face near neighbours and group rivals Wales in their 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign at St Mary’s Stadium.

See the likes of Steph Houghton, Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor as The Lionesses look to build on their good start, aiming to secure automatic qualification to the Finals in France in 2019.

Save 25% on Adult tickets (just £7.50 with all child tickets £1) by using the promo code SOTNBID when you purchase tickets here.

Free Promotional Opportunity at Southampton Marathon

On the 22nd of April 2018, The ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10K will be returning for its 4th year, bigger and better than ever and Go! Southampton is supporting the event. Approximately 10,000 runners and 30,000 spectators are expected to attend the event and GO Southampton in partnership with Rees Leisure would love to drive this footfall to your business. 

Each year they offer medal discounts to all our finishers and this year its your turn to get involved and take advantage of this opportunity.

Here are the benefits:
• Great exposure through our social media and Go! Southampton medal discounts page on the ABP website!
• Your logo on the Go! Southampton medal discounts leaflet given to every runner in their goody bag once they finish the race! 
• Thousands of extra potential customers drawn to your business! 
For more information call 02380 237657 or email events@reesleisure.co.uk so that they can get you set up and begin advertising your business. 

Apprenticeship Information Event with Free 2-course Lunch, Friday 9th February, 12:00-14:30

Whether you’re a retailer, a cafĂ©, a hair salon or a law firm, apprenticeships can offer your business a wealth of opportunities and benefits. To help our levy payers understand more, GO! Southampton has teamed up with City College to put on a free lunch time workshop.  For more details and to reserve your place please click here.



Social Media Promotion

Some members will already have had a visit from Matt who is collecting content to promote BID businesses on social media channels.  Even if you have a large following on your own social media pages, this promotion will get out to new audiences and is free for levy payers, so give it a go.  The information collected will eventually also be organised into an online directory.  

Find out more by downloading the flyer (SocialiStreet) below.

If you haven’t had a visit from Matt yet and would like to submit details of your business or a particular event or promotion, please email content@gosouthampton.co.uk


Group Procurement Scheme to Save BID Members Money

We want Southampton to be a place where town centre businesses come, stay and prosper. In order to achieve this we are introducing a Joint Procurement Scheme which uses collective buying power.  With ever increasing costs and squeezed margins we understand businesses find themselves under increasing pressure.

This is why we have set up a partnership with Meercat Associates to create the Go Southampton BID Joint Procurement Scheme which aims to deliver financial benefits directly to you. This scheme is paid for and managed by Go Southampton BID, free to BID members, and can save you time and money. Meercat Associates are specialists in sourcing and managing contracts for individual businesses and has a track record of partnership working with BIDs across the country. Meercat Associates manage the whole process on your behalf, including finding the most appropriate service, securing the best deal and managing all your contracts and future renewals, ensuring you are always on the best rates.


  • Savings on a range of your core business costs
  • Meercat Associates manage the process from start to finish saving you time
  • Meercat Associates take no commission so all the savings found are yours
  • Take the stress out of sourcing the best deals
  • Friendly service with no call centres and no unsolicited calls  

All at no additional cost to BID members. The scheme will launch soon and you will receive direct contact from Meercat about it. In the meantime, please have a read through the brochure.


Go! Southampton will send out a regular eNewsletter (which initially, will also be available in print), letting levy payers know what work is underway and what has been achieved.  The eNews will also contain useful information from other organisations such as the City Council, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Hampshire Constabulary, as well as details of special offers and competitions. 

A small number of ad-hoc emails will also be sent out when information is received by the BID team which is deemed to be of potential interest to members. 

Join our mailing list by clicking here.


More member benefits will follow soon.  Please keep checking back and join our mailing list to keep up to date.