Member Services & Benefits

If your organisation is based in the Linen Quarter, please take advantage of the services (including key contacts) and benefits outlined below: 

To get the most out of your membership of the Linen Quarter BID, and to stay in the know about news and events across the district, subscribe to our newsletter. 

Key LQ BID Contacts

Managing Director, Chris McCracken :

Contracts & Finance Manager, Charlotte Irvine:

Communications & Events Manager, Stevie Maginn:

Regeneration Manager, Christiaan Karelse:

Business Engagement Manager, Sara Elliott:

Healthy & Sustainable Manager, Lawrence Tingson:


Clean Team

LQ Clean Team work in the area four days per week, providing enhanced litter picking, street washing and graffiti removal.  If you have any requests speak to Charlotte: 

Street Beat

The team is co-funded by the BID and consists of trained PSNI officers dedicated to the Linen Quarter. If you wish to report an issue, contact PC Sarah Craig on 07825 634384 or via In Chris’ absence, please contact Christiaan:

Pest Control

To facilitate a cleaner, healthier area, LQ BID have launched a limited outdoor pest control service. If you have an queries please email Charlotte:

Waste Management

RiverRidge has been appointed as LQ BID’s preferred supplier for waste solutions. RiverRidge is a recycler with a clear vision for zero waste. Their bespoke service and flexible collection times ensure that businesses can either tailor a system that suits their needs, is cost-effective and minimises waste. To arrange an appointment, please contact Charlotte:


Annual General Meeting

Held each year between April – June, the AGM provides a detailed update on the work of the BID over the last 12 months, followed by networking drinks. For an invite please join our e-newsletter here. 

Business Seminars

Throughout the year LQ BID will host seminars or conferences on innovation, the circular economy, sustainability and technology. We will launch a series of subsidised business courses, including BS8555 environmental accreditation and Institute of Leadership and Management. Need more info? Contact 

Board of Directors

LQ BID is run by local organisations on behalf of the whole district. If you would like to find out more about the Board, including applications to join, please contact Chris:

Events & Communications

Does your business have an event happening, or is there something you wish to publicise to neighbouring businesses in LQ? Stevie can help promote your content through our company newsletter, website and social media platforms. Email:


LQ BID helps represent the area on behalf of our members. If you would like to discuss government policy, service provision, consultations or initiatives, please contact Chris:


The Linen Quarter regeneration vision aims to transform the Linen Quarter into a sustainable and healthy urban District. For enquiries around regeneration initiatives, or to raise any local requests, please contact Christiaan:

Social Events & Leisure Activities

LQ BID host a range of events throughout the year to make the district a more vibrant place to work. Networking drinks, outdoor yoga and inter-company tournaments are just some of the events we have hosted recently and all are free for LQ Members and their employees.  The best way to stay up to date with opportunities is to subscribe to our newsletter here.