The BID Foundation Council

The BID Foundation is led by active BIDs through a representative Council. The Council meets regularly to set the direction for the Foundation, to consider the changing environment in which BIDs operate, to identify opportunities for BIDs, to develop new membership services, to review policy implications for BIDs and the places they serve, and to take forward a positive agenda for the industry.

The current Council was constituted in January 2019 and members will serve until the end of Janauary 2020. Elections for future Councils will be held each Autumn and be open to The BID Foundation members. The Chair and Vice-Chair are posts elected by the Council.

Chair of The BID Foundation Council - Bill Addy

Co Vice-Chair of The BID Foundation Council - Andrew Cooper

Since 2015, Andrew has been the Chief Executive of Leeds BID, the largest BID in the UK outside of London raising £2.4 million of investment in the city centre each year. Andrew started work at Boots Head Office but has extensive place management experience, having previously been CEO of Bath BID for 4 years, City Centre Manager in Bath and Town Centre Manager in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Read more about Andrew, his work in Leeds, and where he thinks both Leeds BID and BIDs in general are heading.

Co Vice-Chair of The BID Foundation Council - Stefan Gurney

Stefan has been Executive Director of Norwich BID since it was established in 2012. It secured a seond 5 year term in 2017 bringing £5 million of investment to the city centre. He was previously City Centre Manager in Norwich from 2007. Norwich BID's achievements have been recognised in several recent national awards. Read more about Stefan and Norwich BID

Council members (in alphabetical order of the BIDs represented)

Aberdeen Inspired - Adrian Watson

Read more about Adrian and Aberdeen Inspired

Better Bankside - Nicole Gordon

Bristol City Centre - Keith Rundle             

Brixton/Stratford - Gianluca Rizzo

Read more about Gianluca and both the BIDs he manages

Cathedral Quarter (Derby) - Ashley Lewis            

Chelmsford - Mike Wray

Colmore Business District - Michele Wilby

Read more about Millie and Colmore BID

Coleraine - Jamie Hamill

Read more about Jamie and Coleraine BID

For Cardiff - Adrian Field

Read more about Adrian and FOR Cardiff 

Great Yarmouth - Jonathan Newman

Read more about Jonathan and Great Yarmouth BID

Heart of Manchester - Vaughan Allen

InExeter - Ann Hunter

BID Leamington - Steph Kerr

Read more about Stephanie and her BID, BID Leamington

Manor Royal - Steve Sawyer

Read more about Steve and Manor Royal BID

New West End Company - Jace Tyrrell

Swansea - Russell Greenslade

Read more about Russell and Swansea BID

Team London Bridge - Nadia Broccardo

We Are Waterloo - Natalie Raben

Read more about Natalie and WeAreWaterloo BID

Weymouth - Claudia Moore

The BID Foundation Council is supported by an Executive Director Catherine Mitton who joined in May 2018, having previously been Executive Director of Winchester BID.

Additional support is provided by Professor Cathy Parker and Simon Quin, Co-Chairs of the Institute and Dr Julie Grail, a Senior Fellow of the Institute who has unrivalled knowledge of BIDs in the UK.