Aberdeen Inspired BID represents over 800 levy payers. As well as lobbying on behalf of these businesses 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 and Nuart Aberdeen Street Art Festival also helped the organisation to be the first city in Scotland to win Best European BID 2017 by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Berlin. The BIDs civic pride programme sees it work with businesses, volunteer groups and young people to encourage and support a responsibility for city centre cleanliness, and a pro-active approach to planting and maintaining a healthy, green environment.
Aberdeen Inspired won the 2017 'VisitScotland Award for Tourism' for 'Nuart Aberdeen':
Pioneered by Aberdeen Inspired, funded jointly with Aberdeen City Council, the world famous Nuart Street Art Festival took part in its first ever full scale collaboration and first foray as a complete festival outside Norway, to become “Nuart Aberdeen”. Thanks to the long persistence of staff at the BID, this collaboration arrived in the city for Easter 2017 to change the face of local culture and, with a three-year deal signed, guarantees many more large and small scale pieces of art, from major artists, to come.