Canterbury Bid

Annual Report 2021

Message form the Canterbury BID Chair

In September 2021, I was appointed Chair of Canterbury BID, taking up the baton from Clive Relf who led the BID Board through two ballots, in 2014 and 2019, growing the BID’s engagement and influence resulting in the Canterbury BID being recognised as one of the best in the country. I will build on that success and look forward to working with the BID team, my fellow Board Directors and the wonderful and inspiring business community in Canterbury over the course of the next three years.

Canterbury BID exists to support businesses and to help create a positive trading environment where business can flourish. Our role as a BID is to help ensure our city is a wonderful place to do business, and to live, visit and study.  It must continue to be a safe, fun and inspiring city for everyone.  We cannot do this alone.  We will continue to collaborate with a wide range of partners, including the business community, our local authorities, Kent Police and other statutory organisations, resident groups, universities and many more. It is vital that we continue to represent our members locally, regionally and nationally. 

I have always been proud to be a BID Board Director. Canterbury is my adopted city. I love it and this role is an absolute privilege to hold for the next three years. I was Chair of the Marketing and Events Group for the BID during the challenges of the pandemic when I saw everyone rise to the occasion to help Canterbury through some incredibly challenging times. The recovery is ongoing, but I look forward to a safe and successful future.

Clare Millett
Chair of Canterbury BID
CEO of Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) Ltd and Westgate Hall 

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