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The BID Foundation is led by active BIDs through a representative Council which meets regularly to set the direction for the Foundation.


Together, the Council considers the changing environment in which BIDs operate, identifying opportunities and reviewing policy implications for BIDs and the places they serve. This enables TBF and its Members 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 July 2020. Elections for future Councils will be held and be open to The BID Foundation members. The Chair and Vice-Chair are also posts elected by the Council.


Bill Addy

Chair of The BID Foundation Council

Bill is Chief Executive of the Liverpool BID Company, City Central, which covers the retail heart of its city centre, and the Commercial District, which embodies the business heart of Liverpool. Together they represent more than 1,500 businesses employing more than 80,000 people across 100 acres of the city centre. Bill plays a central role in developing strategic links with major stakeholders in the city.

Andrew Cooper

Co Vice-Chair of The BID Foundation Council

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.

Stefan Gurney

Co Vice-Chair of The BID Foundation Council

Stefan has been Executive Director of Norwich BID since it was established in 2012. It secured a second 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

Better BanksideNicole Gordon

Bristol City CentreKeith Rundle 

Brixton BID / Stratford Original - Gianluca Rizzo

Cathedral Quarter (Derby)Ashley Lewis

Chelmsford - Mike Wray

Colmore Business DistrictMichele Wilby

Coleraine BID - Jamie Hamill

For CardiffAdrian Field

Great YarmouthJonathan Newman

Manchester BID - Vaughan Allen

InExeterAnn Hunter

BID LeamingtonSteph Kerr

Manor RoyalSteve Sawyer

New West End CompanyJace Tyrrell

SwanseaRussell Greenslade

Team London BridgeNadia Broccardo

We Are WaterlooNatalie Raben

WeymouthClaudia 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 of Place Management and Dr Julie Grail, a Senior Fellow of the Institute who has unrivaled knowledge of BIDs in the UK.

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