Keith has been leading the BID since August 2015, taking it right through its development phase to a successful ballot in July 2017. Keith now heads up the team to ensure improvements promised in the BID prospectus are delivered, whilst identifying the new and changing needs of businesses as they emerge. He joined the BID following 30 years with the police service in Nottinghamshire and Avon and Somerset.
Senior Project Manager
Vicky joined us in spring 2018, leading on projects that focus on enhancing the welcome and feel of the city and reducing street-based anti-social behaviour. Vicky manages the Bristol Light Festival, TAP for Bristol and our enhanced cleansing service. She brings substantial events and promotion experience to the team, having spent six years as Head of Events at Visit Bath.
Business Liaison Manager
Paula joined us in Spring 2019 to help office-based levy payers engage with BID activities. Paula provides relevant updates on anything that affects the smooth running of the city centre, brings businesses together and manages a series of forums to solve common problems. With over 15 years of key account management experience, Paula is well versed in relationship management and collaborative solutions.
Fran joined Bristol City Centre BID in January 2020 and manages a variety of Projects, from the Christmas festive lighting to night time safety and greening. She brings a variety of project and event experience from working in both the Public and Private sector.
Having spent the past 20 years working in the live events industry in a variety of roles including Safety, Project and Operations Management, Hannah has joined the BID on a short term contract to help with overseeing the Christmas Lights installation and supporting on other projects and initiatives such as Greening and Graffiti removal.
Natalie joined the team in June 2020 as our Streetwise Officer and is the main point of contact for tackling drug use, begging, and other forms of anti-social behaviour. She brings vast experience to the team after working in the housing and homelessness industry for the last 10 years. Her most recent role was with Caring in Bristol where she worked on the Nightstop Project to help young people secure safe and stable accommodation.
Bristol City Centre BID Police Officer
PC Gareth Ayers joined the City Centre Neighbourhood Team in June 2020 as the dedicated Bristol City Centre BID officer. Gareth’s role is to complement the existing team and to strive towards improved outcomes for the BID levy payers in crime and anti-social behaviour. With 11 years of experience as a Neighbourhood Beat Manager in South Bristol, Gareth brings experience and effective liaison to the benefit of all stakeholders.