Let us inspire your city...

European BID of the year, Aberdeen Inspired is Aberdeen City Centre’s Business Improvement District that represents over 700 city centre businesses within the city centre.

Funded by both levy payers and voluntary contributions, Aberdeen Inspired works hard to help improve and effect positive change in our city centre.


Did you know?

Aberdeen is the first city in Scotland to be crowned Best European BID (Business Improvement District) 2017 by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Berlin.

Aberdeen Inspired’s leading role in delivering the successful Nuart Aberdeen Festival in April played a significant part in the judge’s decision to declare the organisation as the winner of the 2017 award.

As well as lobbying on behalf of its levy payers and supporting festivals and projects in the city, the success of other Aberdeen Inspired projects such as the first Aberdeen Comedy Festival, Summer of Art, and the Aberdeen Christmas Village also helped the organisation to stand out against other finalists, including Amsterdam and Hamburg.

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Inspired vision...

The vision of Aberdeen Inspired is to make Aberdeen City Centre one of the most vibrant, attractive, prosperous and liveable city centre’s in Scotland. Our role is to stimulate the economy, improve on the existing attractiveness, and to market the city centre as a destination of choice.

Our vision is executed through five main themes detailed below:

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Get ready to shine this summer with Aberdeen’s first Hair and Beauty Week!


A leading city centre business organisation will spearhead a new festival this summer to highlight Aberdeen’s favourite hair salons, barbers, spa’s and cosmetic retailers.

Aberdeen Hair and Beauty Week will take place from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8 and will offer a wide range of exclusive discounts, promotions and competitions across the city in time for summer.

Organised by Aberdeen Inspired, the week-long event will enhance the city centre offering and support businesses at a predominantly quiet time of year.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “Aberdeen boasts some of the most original salons, beauty counters, barbers and cosmetic retailers.

We are spoiled for choice and we want to inspire our hair and beauty retailers to get involved and to be as imaginative as possible with their offers.

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