The newly-formed Cheltenham BID is calling for business leaders in the BID zone to put themselves forward to be directors on the BID board.
The project to set up the BID was run by a Shadow Board made up largely of members of the Cheltenham Business Partnership (CBP), which has been funding the project to date. All are volunteers, led by Terri Brewster of The Brewery Quarter, who is Chair of Cheltenham Business Partnership. This team has been responsible for the pre-ballot consultation and getting Cheltenham up to and through the ballot.
However, once the BID starts operating it is vital that it makes its own decisions and that its procedures are transparent and open to the levy payers. The Business Plan set out the structure for a Board, which is representative of the mix of businesses in the BID area and any levy payer will have the opportunity to stand for election as a Director on this Board. The BID will benefit from having a wide range of skills and opinions, reflecting the varied businesses that make up the Cheltenham BID community.
If you think you have the time and skills to serve as a BID Board Director and are the local owner or senior manager of a levy paying business in the BID area, then why not complete the candidate form below? In a separate article, in the news section, we explain what it means to be a Board Director.
If we receive more applications than there are seats available in each category of Director, an election will be held to give you the opportunity to choose who represents you. Until this new Board is in place the Shadow Board will continue to operate, taking the necessary steps to establish the BID ready to start operating on 1st August.
To help us through this process we are working with an experienced BID manager, Georgia Smith of Town Crafting, on a part-time basis. If you have any questions, you can contact her at email@example.com and she will be able to answer your queries or put you in touch with the most appropriate person to assist you.
To apply for the role, please use the attached from, which can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org