Meet the Board

Scott Lahive

Scott is the Centre Manager at Regent Arcade.  He has more than 25 years of retail experience and has been managing shopping centres of different sizes accross the region for most of that time.

Scott was on the shadow BID board and formed part of the original BID board.  During the recent planning for the development of Regent Arcade, Scott took a short break from the board. He rejoined the BID board in March 2020.


    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.

    Alex is the current Chair of the BID Board.

      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.

          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.

            Martin Bundy

            Board Member

            Martin has been a John Lewis Partner for more than 19 years and is currently the Manager of the Cheltenham Store. Martin has held a variety of senior positions at a number of John Lewis shops around the country. As well as in-store roles, Martin has worked in JLP’s head office for over five years, carrying out project and business development roles.

              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.

                Helen Howe

                Board Member

                Company Director and owner of one of the top restaurants in the UK.

                Helen has been a resident and business owner of Lumiere for the last 10 years.

                She is passionate about independent businesses and wants to make Cheltenham a place that we cannot only be proud to live and work but a place that attracts businesses and customers from near and far.


                  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

                    Known as Koj, Andrew owns Koj Restaurant, which he opened on Regent Street in 2017.

                    Before becoming a chef, Koj gained 10 years’ experience in finance and investment.

                      Lucinda O’Gorman

                      Board Member

                      Lucinda’s background is in Retail Management and Retail Recruitment. She has worked for both national and international retailers developing their brand, working alongside local communities, and developing talent across the south west. She is the Store Manager at M & S on Cheltenham’s High Street.

                      She has lived and worked in Gloucestershire for more than 15 years.

                        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

                          Matt Rudman is the owner of Cheltenham Martial Arts, which has been on Winchcombe Street since April 2018.

                          Matt has a passion for helping people to build their confidence through personal development. In his experience, martial arts gives people the ability to accomplish goals they never thought they could.

                            Sophie Scarrott

                            Board Member

                            Sophie has been a Director of the family owned Keith Scarrott Shoes for the last 12 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.