Welcome Charlotte Wickins – our new BID Manager!

| January 2015

Chichester Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to welcome Charlotte Wickins to the Chichester BID management team.   As BID Manager, Charlotte is the key liaison between BID area businesses, public authorities, contractors, suppliers and the board of directors.

Having worked in both public and private sectors Charlotte brings a new perspective, holding a Master’s degree in Business from Portsmouth Business School plus experience in new business development, establishing start-ups and developing small businesses, Charlotte will put her knowledge of events and venue management, commercial property and management consulting to use within Chichester BID.

Charlotte will oversee the management of the BID, with responsibility for delivering the core streams of improvement identified for Chichester: Environment, Safety, Promotion and Organisation. She is looking forward to strengthening existing relationships, developing current project initiatives and identifying new opportunities for the City centre.

City Centre Partnership Chairman Andrew Finnamore explains: “It was this combination of strategic knowhow and robust experience that set Charlotte apart from other applicants. We believe she has the initiative and tenacity we need in this role and that she will be a strong member of the team. On behalf of the Board, I welcome Charlotte warmly and very much look forward to working with her.”

Having been self-employed Charlotte understands the commitment, frustration and sheer determination it takes to run a business.  Charlotte comments: “Getting people into the city centre is the challenge and the high street needs to be convenient as well as current. I believe collaboration between businesses is key to this, which is why the BID is such a positive move for Chichester.  Just being competitive isn’t enough!  Not only do you have to know what your customers want, you have to offer quality and excellence as the new norms.”

Charlotte will be based in the BID office in North Street, working part-time alongside Kim Long.  Her appointment allows Kim to now focus fully on orchestrating and managing the many City Centre events and projects.

 

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For more information, hi res images or to arrange an interview, please contact Louise Hopkins on 01243 214175 or at [email protected]

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