Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board meets quarterly to oversee and monitor the strategic direction and financial management of the BID. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the BID operates as part of a wider community and in the public interest.

The current members are

  • Donald Millar, Immediate Media
  • James Woollam, Hayes Parsons
  • Mark Sheridan, Sanderson Weatherall
  • Helen McGee, O2 Academy
  • Alex Gregory, The Berkeley
  • Mark Payne, The Bristol Hotel
  • Jenny Hutchinson, The Bristol Hippodrome
  • Josh Harrison, Wilko
  • Jacqui Goldstone, Stanford’s
  • Lynn Robinson, University of Bristol (Chair)
  • Anna Farthing, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Runacres, Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • Councillor Kye Dudd, Bristol City Council

Co-opted members

  • James Durie, Business West
  • Jo Hawkins,  Developing the Redcliffe & Temple BID

Day-to-day delivery of the BID is delegated to the Operations Director who submits a report to the board at each of their meetings. Representation on this board is available to all levy payers and is in proportion to each business sector’s BID levy contributions.

The Advisory Board’s full role is to:

  • Represent the interests of all BID levy payers
  • Advise and guide the BID team on projects and issues
  • Advocate for levy payers on strategic issues
  • Challenge the BID team and others where appropriate
  • Provide expert advice and guidance
  • Establish best practice and bring new ideas to the group meetings
  • Positively support the BID manager and team and encourage success
  • Identify and help shape solutions to the issues the BID area faces
  • Advise on improvements to BID projects where appropriate
  • Agree and monitor performance measures for the BID

The Bristol City Centre BID operates under the overall governance of the Destination Bristol structure. Destination Bristol is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee – company number 03715280.