BID steering group finalised
The appointment of Tim Lamb as the chairperson of Weston Business Improvement District (Bid) was announced last week, after being voted in by members of the newly formed Bid Steering Group.
Tim will be supported in this role by Paul Batts who has accepted the position of Vice Chair.
Mr Lamb, is the McDonalds franchisee owner-operator for the Weston, Worle and Portishead restaurants since (2008), having worked in senior management positions in the McDonalds organisation since (1983).
Mr Batts is the owner of Outdoors & Active in Meadow Street and is keen to represent the interests of the independent businesses.
Mr Lamb said: “Having seen first hand the commercial advantage that Bid’s have brought to business communities in other towns, I feel excited and honoured to have been nominated by fellow members to take up this new position.
“Weston Bid is an excellent opportunity for the business community to work together for the common good and to pool resources to help attract more people to the town.
He added “Over the next few months the Bid team will be working hard to deliver the projects as detailed in the business plan, which include key pieces of activity such as the provision of a warden team.”
The town centre Bid area has now been split into six sectors and each will be represented by a local figurehead. Alongside Tim and Paul, Mark Canniford will represent Grove Village, Michelle Michael Marine Parade and Nick Cooke will be responsible for the Sovereign Shopping Centre.
The Bid Steering Group will be responsible for ensuring that the Business Plan is delivered, for liaising with, and representing the views of the levy payers.