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    Area 1 - Paris Street & Sidwell Street

    Position available

  • Area 2 - Princesshay & Upper High Street East

    Area 2 - Princesshay & Upper High Street East

    Wayne Pearce, Princesshay

    I am committed to the long term success of Exeter City Centre as a location of business. I have 25 years of retail and commercial management experience. During my time in the city I have developed excellent working relationships with the City and Devon County Councils and other key stake holders in the city. I am willing and able to work as part of a team.

    As a BID Board Member I would be well able to represent the views of my area. I know the levy payers well , and the expectations they have of the BID which they will fund. I am prepared to devote the time required to be an effective Board member.

    I have extensive experience of recruiting and managing teams, which was valuable in recruiting the BID CEO and setting and monitoring the performance targets by which they and the BID will be judged.

  • Area 3 - High Street North/ West & Castle Street

    Area 3 - High Street North/ West & Castle Street

    Lucie Simic, Exeter Dental Centre

    Awaiting text.

  • Area 4 - Cathedral Green, Yard, Close & High Street

    Area 4 - Cathedral Green, Yard, Close & High Street

    Daisy Otton, Morgan & Pope

    As a member of the legal sector I am hoping to bring a new dimension to this already thriving board.

    Living and working within the city centre I am passionate about the growth of Exeter and delighted to be part of something so instrumental in helping the business district flourish.

    I am thrilled to be representing such a focal part of the city centre and hope that it can be a source of real inspiration to myself and the rest of the board as we come up with a wealth of new ideas and plans to benefit each and every part of the city centre

  • Area 5 - Guildhall & Lower High Street

    Area 5 - Guildhall & Lower High Street

    Ray Frame, Wilkos

    I am a highly motivated retail manager with over two decades of experience. I have supported, and championed the BID campaign from the launch. I am already contributing where possible to the success of the Guildhall shopping centre. I see their success as a major part of my success. I have experienced the majority of the large towns and cities in the South West and across the country and have first-hand experience of what works. I am committed to the long term success of Exeter and the BID and hope to be able to steer the city forward.

  • Area 6  - North Street, South Street, Mary Arches and Guinea Street area

    Area 6 - North Street, South Street, Mary Arches and Guinea Street area

    Anthony Thomas, DanSci Dance Studio

    I am delighted to have been able to return to Exeter to bring up my young family in the city that I was born and raised and as such I am passionate about the future of this beautiful City. I have over 10 years’ experience of running businesses in Exeter and the challenges faced by independent business owners, my strengths include resolving problems and concerns to the benefit of all parties.

    My goal is to ensure all businesses in my area feel supported and that they are able to approach me with any issues or ideas they may have.

    My belief is that the Exeter Bid as a collective can achieve so much more, ensuring that this City’s businesses are not only successful but feel that they would have an opportunity to have a voice as to the future of Exeter.

  • Area 7 - Fore Street

    Area 7 - Fore Street

    Mattie Richardson, Bunyip

    I have been running an independent business in Exeter for almost 13 years as well as having a young family in the city. During that time I have experienced firsthand the slowing of the investment and vision in Exeter City Centre that has hindered its regeneration as a vibrant place to shop, eat and play.

    I want to change that, with independent business as Fore Street as the real point of difference in Exeter City Centre.

    I have worked towards this aim in every way I can, as the Chair of Fore Street Collective, as part of the Exeter Trails team by being on the City Dressing team for the Rugby World Cup and by being on the BID Steering Group.

    I hope to continue this commitment to Exeter City Centre by being on the BID board.

  • Area 8 - Gandy Street, Harlequins & Queen Street

    Area 8 - Gandy Street, Harlequins & Queen Street

    Philippa Rutherford, Mantis

    I have owned a business in Gandy Street since 2000. I am passionate about ensuring the wonderful people and businesses in and around the Gandy Street area continue to thrive and add their unique character to Exeter. I organised the Christmas shopping promotional evening, "Gandy Street's Countdown to Christmas" in November 2015, which was a great success.

    I want to put this part of the City Centre on the map and I believe the Exeter BID provides a great opportunity for us to promote and improve the City Centre.

  • Devon County Council

    Devon County Council

    Cllr Andrew Leadbetter

    I have been elected as a County Councillor for the electoral division of St Loyes & Topsham. I intend to serve the interests of all residents, regardless of political persuasion.

    I am, however, a member of the Conservative Party and take an active interest in a number of national and local campaigns.

  • Exeter Chamber of Commerce

    Exeter Chamber of Commerce

    Andrew McNeilly, Guildhall Centre Manager

    I have over 15 years of retail experience gained at various management levels, across a broad range of retail environments, frequently in a number of flagship stores.

    Following on from that I now have 17 years of experience in Property Management; currently managing Guildhall Shopping & Dining and the new destination dining offer in the City, Queen St. Dining and a number of other properties, on behalf of Aviva.

    Within Cushman and Wakefield LLP I have a reputation as a role model and ambassador for CSR initiatives and the Leadership and Management of teams, producing a number of sustainability case studies relating to the operation of large, public space, multi occupied properties and currently holding Gold Status in Investors in People and World-host Business accreditation for Guildhall Shopping & Dining.

    I am particularly passionate about Exeter as a city and takes a very pro-active role in promoting both business within the city and promoting the city within the region, fully utilising my board and chairing roles within Exeter Chamber, Exeter Business Against Crime (EBAC) Partnership, Exeter BID and Revo (the recently re-branded BCSC -British Council of Shopping Centres) amongst others.

  • Exeter City Council

    Exeter City Council

    Cllr Rosie Denham

    I’m an Exeter city councillor for Whipton Barton ward and lead member for economy and culture. I’m also co-owner of SignUp BSL, an Exeter-based British Sign Language training provider.

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    David Goodchild, Cavern

    I have worked as a licensee in the city centre for 25 years, founding and running the Cavern, which provides a platform for touring brands from around the world. I have also worked with organisations such as RAMM, ECC ( I helped design and structure Animated Exeter), Exeter Arts Council and Spacex, I have recently completed a Masters at the University of Exeter and have been accepted onto a PhD programme there.

    I think I have a board understanding of what the private independent and public sectors in Exeter need.

  • Hospitality/Tourism/Culture


    Patrick Cunningham, Exeter Phoenix

    I will represent culture and the night-time economy. I have a deep knowledge of the City Centre and also live in it.

    I want to see a really vibrant, attractive city centre, increasingly city centres are becoming more important for their non-retail offer and Exeter’s is no exception.

    We have an opportunity to make Exeter City Centre a real beacon for the South West.

  • Transport


    Helen Scholes, Stagecoach South West

    Helen is the Marketing Manager for Stagecoach South West and was the BID Representative for Area 1 until Stagecoach relocated from the BID area to new premises in Matford Park Road.

    Helen continues her long-term commitment to the BID as our advisor on transport issues, and advises on marketing campaigns.

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