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Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), the not for profit organisation that delivers a range of initiatives to support its membership of businesses and organisations in the retail, leisure, office and education sectors within a defined BID area in Nottingham city centre has announced the appointment of Stephen Jackson as Chair of Nottingham BID Board of Directors, with immediate effect.

Stephen joined the BID Board in 2016 and has been acting Chair of the Board for the last two years, leading the Board through the last challenging 18 months of COVID-19 and playing a key part in the success of Nottingham BID’s new five year term, which was gained in 2020. He has a strong background in finance and was Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Nottingham Trent University. Stephen is a Non-Executive Director with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT and with DHU Healthcare. He is also on the board of Marketing Nottingham and a Governor at Portland College and Nottingham High School.

The board has ten members who represent a broad range of businesses across the city centre. Megan Powell Vreeswijk, Head of Enterprise at Nottingham Trent University, is taking on the role of Vice Chair with Samantha Gordon, Chief Financial Officer at Bistro Pierre being appointed as Treasurer of the Board.

Focussing on creating a vibrant, exciting, well connected and successful business community, and an attractive, clean, green, safe, destination for everyone to enjoy, Nottingham BID has also invested in the city’s operations to support levy payers further by appointing a City Centre Operations Manager.

Taking on the role is Mosh Choudhury, a long-standing employee of Nottingham BID, who will be responsible for all aspects of city centre management within Nottingham BID.  Including crime reduction projects and supporting city centre stakeholders with street scene management. 

Increasing the leadership further to support the long-term strategic priorities of city partners, Amy Coulson, who has held the position of Project Executive at Nottingham BID for the last four years, will be moving into the new role of Sponsorships, Events and Projects Manager.

Amy will be responsible for a number of city-wide initiatives aimed at strategically driving economic growth across the city. The key objective being to influence businesses growth and to help build a rich, vibrant culturally focused city centre.

Alex Flint, Chief Executive Officer of Nottingham BID, said: “We are delighted to announce the high calibre appointments of Nottingham BID’s Board of Directors.”

“Each board member brings with them a wealth of professional experience, as well as uniquely personal insights into the local business community and its needs.

“Strengthening our leadership team in this manner will future proof Nottingham BID and secure our role as an influential organisation within Nottingham city centre's development strategy.  The changes also highlight Nottingham BID’s ambition to support all our partners and city centre stakeholders in establishing Nottingham as the UK’s lifestyle city of choice.”

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