Milton Keynes

5 Years | 5 Million | 5 Themes

Safe, Sparkling, Mobile, Intelligent, Amazing

Milton Keynes Business Improvement District

MyMiltonKeynes is a business-funded partnership that gives businesses within the Central Milton Keynes area the power to get together, decide what improvements they want to make in their city centre and how they will be managed. Your funding has directly resulted in the incredible initiatives you see below.

We believe that anyone visiting or working within Central Milton Keynes should feel safe and reassured irrespective of the time of day and be able to move around the city with full confidence. Since the BID was formed, we have worked with partners and businesses across the city to create initiatives to tackle any anti-social or criminal behaviour. We are also extremely proud of our Ambassador programme who are instrumental in helping us deliver our Safe City pledge.

  • Free employee shuttle bus service launched, with more than 60,000 MyBus passenger journeys, enabling faster and more efficient movement around the city centre.
  • The introduction of the MyBus service received national attention and was shortlisted for a National Transport award in 2019.
  • The MyMiltonKeynes App was the first ever transport BID App to aid connectivity around the city centre and has been downloaded by over 8,500 CMK employees.
  • MyRewards, part of the MyMiltonKeynes App, provides retail, leisure and hospitality in CMK a platform to promote their offers and for BID employees’ to benefit from exclusive discounts, with over 120 rewards and 10,000 redemptions.
  • MyMiltonKeynes has commissioned a number of research projects to better understand the changing behaviours and expectations of consumers, employees and sector representatives.
  • The BID has played an integral role in helping MK Council better understand the needs of businesses, to shape their policies around future education and employment requirements.

The BIDs events schedule has always been an exciting addition to the city’s activities.  In 2022 we hosted the summer festival which sold out in 30 minutes and offered many family fun day events. The Christmas Light switch on was the largest ever. We also sponsored the MK Pride festival, IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, MK Business Achievement Awards, Charities such as Willen Hospice, MK SNAP and the MK SME awards.