Cat Turness starts her role as Executive Director

Cat assumed her role at Manchester Metropolitan University as Executive Director of the Institute and The BID Foundation last week and has hit the ground running. All members of The BID Foundation (TBF) and The Institute of Place Management (IPM) will have received an official welcome e-mail from Cat.

Cat is looking to develop both the IPM and TBF stating:

“I am thrilled to be working with IPM and The BID Foundation colleagues to review and grow the products and services they both provide, to ensure we continue to meet member’s needs. The BID Foundation is For BIDs, and by BIDs – but is supported by the IPM. We are committed to supporting the specialist needs of the BID industry whilst also ensuring the wider place management sector is well served by a professional body.” 

Cat has been meeting with all the team members of IPM and TBF to understand everything that is currently happening within both organisations.

IPM Chair Professor Cathy Parker welcomed Cat and her input, “It is great to have Cat on board, already in her first week she has suggested a number of changes which can help develop and improve the offerings of both organisations”

IPM Director Simon Quin added “Cat has unrivalled knowledge in the BID industry and place management sector, I speak for the whole team when I say we are looking to working alongside her to grow IPM and TBF”

Cat is keen to get to know and develop relationship with members, “We are hosting a number of events in the coming months, where I look forward to detailing the strategy and plan going forward for both organisations. It will be also be a great opportunity to meet current members and have positive discussions about what we can do to help serve the needs of place professionals”.

We have a busy schedule of events starting from next week, where we will be joining forces with ATCM to respond to the High Street 2030 Parliamentary Inquiry in London on 12th June. Make sure you check out our events page for all the details of our up-and-coming events.