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: 

You can also stay up to date with news and events in the Linen Quarter by subscribing to our newsletter. Please email to be added to distribution group.

Managing Director, Chris McCracken :

Contracts & Finance Manager, Charlotte Irvine:

Communications & Events Manager, Leeza Dixon:

Project Officer, Christiaan Karelse:

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 Chris Wallace on 07585979301 or via In Chris’ absence, please contact Christiaan:

Pest Control

To facilitate a cleaner, healthier area, LQ BID aims to launch a limited outdoor pest control service (from May 2021). If you have an queries please email Charlotte:

Street Ambassadors

The Summer Street Ambassadors are here to support local organisations and promote the District (June-Sept). Any requests for their services, please contact

Waste Management

In 2020, RiverRidge was 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 by contacting Leeza :

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:

Community Safety Forum

The quarterly Community Safety Forum helps local organisations discuss crime and anti-social behaviour directly with the police.  If you have community safety concerns or want to attend the forum please contact Christiaan:

Events & Communications

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

Hospitality Group

The quarterly Hospitality & Events Group is open to any café, bar, restaurant and hotel to help shape events and discuss collective marketing. Please contact Leeza to attend:


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:

Friday Skive

Networking drinks on the last Friday of the month from 4pm. Check the LQ Website for venue details (please note this is currently postponed). For any other info email: