Prop­erty boss takes helm of re­tail body

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

PROP­ERTY di­rec­tor Richard Nor­grove has been ap­pointed chair­man of Birm­ing­ham’s Re­tail Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Dis­trict (BID).

Mr Nor­grove has been a di­rec­tor at city-based Hor­tons’ Es­tate since 2008 and on the board of Re­tail BID since 2009.

He re­places Grand Cen­tral’s gen­eral man­ager Jonathan Cheetham as chair­man who will re­main on the board as a co-optee to fo­cus on pub­lic realm and busi­ness crime im­prove­ments.

Re­tail BID has also ap­pointed four new board mem­bers – Sam Watts and Lisa Wil­liams, gen­eral man­agers of Sel­f­ridges and John Lewis re­spec­tively, Phil Innes from Loki Wine and Nick Love­land, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at Town Hall Sym­phony Hall.

Last year, the BID se­cured a vote re­newal to con­tinue serv­ing mem­bers un­til 2022.

Mr Nor­grove said: “I am pleased to be tak­ing over from the good work Jonathan has done as chair and I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the ex­ist­ing team dur­ing the third term of the BID to­gether with the mem­bers of the board. The work done has been ex­cel­lent in pro­mot­ing re­tail in the city and what it has to of­fer and I hope to be able to con­tinue that.

“It is an ex­cit­ing time for Birm­ing­ham with the amount of in­vest­ment and de­vel­op­ment and it is im­por­tant mo­men­tum is main­tained and the re­tail and leisure of­fer in the cen­tre sup­ports that.

“We are hop­ing to see some im­prove­ments in the city in ar­eas such as the pub­lic realm to en­sure the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence is max­imised as far as pos­si­ble.”

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