Liverpool BID Company has unveiled new members of its Retail & Leisure BID Board, representing a mixture of independent and major businesses operating across Liverpool city centre. With Liverpool’s recovery post-pandemic firmly on the agenda for 2022, the new Board brings together new appointees from a variety of different sectors including culture, food and retail.

The new Board members include;

  • Sandra Byrne at LUSH
  • Carl Burns from Stonegate
  • Joanna Rowlands at Bluecoat
  • Gary Owens at Metro Bank
  • Matt Bigland at GPO

They join existing Board Members;

  • Jennina O’Neill from Metquarter, Chair
  • Ian Silverberg of Silverberg Opticians, Deputy Chair
  • Sara Carlisle from Boots
  • Mark Da Vanzo from Everyman & Playhouse Theatres
  • Matthew Knight at Holiday Inn
  • Joanne Hornblower at HSBC
  • Louise Benson from M&S
  • Vicki Allison from Radio City
  • Neil Ashcroft from St Johns Shopping Centre

Jennina O’Neill, Chair of the Retail & Leisure BID Board says,

“With our focus firmly on high street recovery in 2022 we are delighted to have this strengthened team that represents all the vital interests that make up Liverpool’s vibrant city centre. Liverpool city centre’s mixed economy makes it a destination for people looking to shop, enjoy art, or spend time in hospitality venues. By working together and understanding what the industry needs we can help be a champion for the city centre, helping to shepherd its recovery and get it back on its feet”.

Bill Addy is CEO of Liverpool BID Company,

“We will begin the work to renew the Retail & Leisure BID through ballot in 2023 and I am delighted we are bringing fresh perspectives into the Board to help steer the ship towards that. High Streets have been embattled over the past five years and it needs strong leadership and vision to rebuild and find renewed purpose over the next few months as we begin recovery”.

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