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5 January 2016c0sk8dBid

The Coastal BID has just announced the appointment of Stefan Krause as its new Manager.

With the retirement of the current BID Manager, Alun Williams, later this year, Stefan will be joining the BID on 5 May to ensure that there is a comprehensive handover period. Stefan joins the Coastal BID with a vast range of experience having just taken the Plymouth BID through a successful renewal ballot which saw a 70% vote in favour of extending the BID for a third, five year term, announced last week.
Paul Clarke, Chairman of the Coastal BID said, “The interview panel was very impressed by Stefan’s experience in both Business Improvement Districts and Town Centre Management. He led a successful campaign for the first Scottish BID in Inverness and has just helped businesses in Plymouth to take their BID into a third term. With the Coastal BID looking to renew here in 2016/17, we felt he was the ideal candidate.”
Stefan Krause added, “I will be sad to leave Plymouth. I was brought in on a fixed term contract and feel that I have brought this to a very successful conclusion. I was really taken with Bournemouth when I came for my interview. The town felt vibrant and the Board seemed to have a real grasp of what BIDs are all about. I am looking forward to moving to Bournemouth to take up this new role.”
Before being brought in as BID Manager in Plymouth, Stefan was Town Centre Manager in Skegness where he helped set up the East Lincolnshire Destination Management Organisation and attracted a number of externally match funded projects. In Inverness he led a successful campaign which saw the city become the first Scottish BID. Stefan moved to the UK from German in 2006 after a series of managerial roles in the service sector including retail, hotels and events, as well as town centre management.