Meet the Board

Alex Rose


Alex is the Managing Director at Beards the Jewellers and is the sixth generation of the family to run the store. He was brought up in Cheltenham and studied at Cheltenham College.

    Philip Jordan

    Deputy Chair

    Philip is the Director of Under The Prom and Coco nightclubs.

    He studied at The University of Gloucestershire where he took a degree in Marketing.

    He has many years of experience working in the licensed trade and entertainment sector.

      Tim Atkins

      Board Member

      Tim is the Managing Director – Place & Economic Development at Cheltenham Borough Council and is responsible for the place making and economic development agenda.

      He has been involved in the development, regeneration and leisure industry throughout his career.

      He is an experienced professional yacht skipper, having completed sailing trips in the Mediterranean, North and South Atlantic oceans and round the Caribbean.

        Oliver Bishop

        Board Member

        Director of Elliot Oliver Sales and Lettings and representing the Professional Services sector.

        Having worked in Senior Management positions as well as launching two businesses from scratch over the last 5 years.

        Oliver aims to educate and encourage his sector to become more involved in the BID.

          Terri Brewster

          Board Member

          Terri has been involved with the BID from the beginning and currently chairs the BID Board.

          She has been the Operations Manager at The Brewery Quarter since January 2010.

          Her background is in the property management and construction field where she has been head of facilities and Human Resources.

            Richard Dare

            Board Member

            Richard joined the Board when the BID was set up in August 2016.

            He has been co-owner of James of Montpellier since 2015.

            He spent more than ten years in retail management and marketing roles, including Brand Management and specialist wine brokering.

              Caroline Edwards

              Board Member

              Caroline is the Manager of Boots.

                Steve Jordan

                Board Member

                Steve is Leader of Cheltenham Borough Council and Councillor for All Saints ward in Cheltenham.

                As a member of the Cheltenham Business Partnership, he was on the Shadow BID Board.

                He is a member of the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.

                  Andrew Kojima

                  Board Member

                  Andrew Kojima, Executive Head Chef and Owner of Koj.

                  (Koj Cheltenham) opened in March 2017 after spending 3 years appraising several towns and cities in SW England via short term pop up restaurants, including a 9 week pop up in late 2016 in our current site (formerly Café Regent on Regent Street).

                  Andrew is Director of 2 companies (the restaurant and private catering business) and prior to becoming a chef / restaurateur, he gained 10 years’ experience in finance and investment, though running his own business has been a lot tougher and a lot more rewarding!

                    Lucinda O’Gorman

                    Board Member

                      Andrea Richards

                      Board Member

                      Andrea is the Store Manager at White Stuff Cheltenham

                      She has 20 years experience in various markets/brands including New look, BHS, Boots and previous experience of working within a BID board and an interest in taking on projects to enhance towns.


                        Matt Rudman

                        Board Member

                          Kat Mabbott

                          Board Member

                          As part of one of the largest businesses in town, responsible for marketing, I think my presence on the board would be beneficial to the wider Cheltenham community.

                          Regent Arcade’s ongoing marketing strategy is to promote not only the centre but Cheltenham as a
                          whole to key demographics throughout Gloucestershire; a strategy that many local businesses would
                          benefit from.

                          Working with a mix of national and independent retailers, communicating daily on a wide range of
                          challenges faced by the retail industry, as well as having 10 years of retail experience I feel that
                          I have an exceptional perspective on consumer trends, behaviour and expectations.

                            Sophie Scarrott

                            Board Member

                            Sophie has been a Director of Keith Scarrott Shoes for the last 11 years.

                            She has a passion for design and individuality and has huge fashion experience in design and sales and marketing, having previously worked for large fashion brands.