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30 November 2016c0sk8dBid

Coastal BID AGM 2016


On Thursday 17th November, the Bournemouth Coastal BID AGM took place at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel. This was an  opportunity for individuals from Coastal BID levy paying businesses to get further involved in future projects by putting themselves forward as Directors of the BID. The Coastal BID Board is accountable for:

– Upholding and promoting the BID vision and objectives
– Delivering the agreed programmes efficiently and effectively
– Seeking to engender the mutual and active support of businesses and partners

The Coastal BID Members as of November 2016 are:

Board Members Business Title Representing
Paul Clarke, Chairman Hallmark Hotel General Manager West Cliff
Peter Ruscoe, Vice-Chair New River Retail (Sovereign Centre) Manager Boscombe
Andreas Booth  Specsavers Franchisee Boscombe
Andy Lennox  Koh Thai Tapas Owner Boscombe
Andy Woodland FJB Hotels Chair BAHA
Clive Mace  The Grove Tavern Owner Southbourne
Cllr Lawrence Williams  Bournemouth Council Councillor Bournemouth Council
David Bailey  Miramar Hotel  General Manager East Cliff
David Lock RockReef/PierZip (Openwide)  Group Financial Manager Attractions
Des Simmons  Bournecoast Managing Director Southbourne
Fiona McArthur (Observer) Steele Raymond  Chair Southbourne on the Sea Business Association (SosBA)
John Marsh Oceana Hotels Webmaster  East Cliff
Jon Weaver (Observer) BournemouthTourism Head of Marketing Bournemouth Council
Lia Martin A-one Insurance Group Director Westbourne Business Association (WBA)
Mark Smith  Bournemouth Tourism Director of Tourism Bournemouth Council
Pat Coyne BH Live BH Live Venues Manager Others
Samantha Richardson (Observer)  National Coastal Tourism Academy Chair Education / Others
Sara Uzell Whitehall & Arlington Hotels Chair BTMG
Toby Marden  Bournemouth Development Company Director Voluntary contributors

We’d like to welcome David Lock, Openwide International, as the newly elected Board Director, representing Pier Approach on the Board. Paul Clarke, Chairman, thanked at the meeting those who served as Board members and retired over the last year; Kate Shaw from KTPR and Steve Taylor, Fab Frocks in Westbourne and highlighted the longstanding involvement from Ian Goode, Openwide International, who retired at this AGM from the board.

At this year’s AGM the latest video production covering the activities of the Coastal BID during the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 was launched.. This is available to view here:

Paul Clarke, Chairman of the Coastal BID presented the Annual Report and Accounts for 2014/15, as well as taking the opportunity to outline some of the new activities to be undertaken during 2016/17, including ongoing preparation for the CBID Renewal ballot. You will find the PDF version of the audited accounts here:

The audiences welcomed Councillor  Jane Kelly, Bournemouth Council Cabinet Portfolio Regeneration & Public Health, who informed about progress with the Local Plans Scheme and highlighted the opportunity for businesses to engage with the Neighbourhood Plans, as one is emerging in Boscombe now.

Peter Lamb, Savills, presented proposals for the Winter Garden Development in Bournemouth and answered questions together with the responsible landscapers and architects from the meeting’s attendees.

The Chairman closed the evening by thanking to all those who attended the meeting and to all businesses for their ongoing support to and engagement to benefit from the Bournemouth Coastal BID.