Exeter BID welcomes new board members

Exeter Business Improvement District (BID) has recently welcomed two new members further widening the expertise offered in this thirteen-strong leadership team. Lucie Simic and Anthony Thomas will attend their first board meeting this month and represent Area 3 (High Street North/West and Castle Street) and Area 6 (North Street, South Street, Mary Arches and Guinea Street) respectively.

Lucie Simic of The Exeter Dental Centre situated on Castle Street is the General Manager for the practice and brings a wealth of experience to the Board.

Of her recent appointment, Lucie said: “I love Exeter for its eclectic mix and I am delighted to take a position on the Board and look forward to working with my fellow members to continue to make Exeter a thriving city”

Anthony Thomas, Manager of Dance Sci Studio in Guinea Street has over 10 years’ experience of running independent businesses in Exeter. Anthony says: “My goal is to ensure all businesses in my area feel supported and that they are able to approach me with any issues or ideas they may have. Exeter BID as a collective can achieve so much, ensuring that this City’s businesses are not only successful but feel that they have a voice on the future of Exeter.”

Eight of the Board members champion their own specific geographical area of the BID and represent a total of 640 businesses. The remaining five Board members provide advice and guidance for specialisms that include Hospitality, Tourism, Culture and Transport and join a further three members who officially represent Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council.

The Exeter BID Board members are:

CHAIR: Wayne Pearce, Princesshay
Patrick Cunningham, Exeter Phoenix 
Cllr Rosie Denham, Exeter City Council
Ray Frame, Wilkos
David Goodchild, Cavern Club
Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council
Andrew McNeilly, Guildhall Shopping & Dining
Daisy Otton, Morgan & Pope
Mattie Richardson, Bunyip Beads and Buttons
Philippa Rutherford, Mantis
Helen Scholes, Stagecoach South West
Lucie Simic, Exeter Dental Centre
Anthony Thomas, Dance Sci Studio

Find out more about the Exeter BID Board members on www.exeterbid.co.uk/board/