Canterbury Bid

The Board

The management and governance of the BID is open and transparent and is accountable to the levy payers. Your BID is operated by a BID team led by a voluntary Board of Directors, representing the businesses who operate in the city, and including designated positions for our city’s large institutions and observers from residents’ groups and Kent Police. Each of them volunteer over 40 hours of their time each year to the BID.

The composition of the Board reflects the breakdown of the levy payers across the city. Working with Kent Police and leading on Purple Flag means that we have an effective crime reduction partnership in the city. Allowing residents groups to be observers ensures our commitment to including the voice of the wider community.

Canterbury BID Board meets regularly to ensure best practice and best value in all that we do. The Board takes responsibility for the strategic and financial management of the BID. Alongside the Board there are a variety of working groups and forums that feed into the Board.

Board minutes, operations reports and annual accounts are published on the BID website.


Blake McCaskillClaire Bogan
Position: DirectorPosition: Store Director
Business: Republic EventsBusiness: Fenwick
Board Sector: Hospitality and Night Time EconomyBoard Sector: National Retail
Clare Millet (Chair)Dan Grimwood
Position: Chief ExecutivePosition: Owner
Business: Westgate Hall Community TrustBusiness: The Refectory Kitchen
Board Sector: HospitalityBoard Sector: Hospitality
David LewisDavid Lilford
Position: DirectorPosition: Owner
Business: Café des Amis / Café du SoleilBusiness: Lilford Gallery & Lilford Framing
Board Sector: Hospitality and Night Time EconomyBoard Sector: Independent Retail
Jon MillsKarl Elliott
Position: OwnerPosition: Managing Partner
Business: The FoundryBusiness: Clague Architects
Board Sector: Hospitality and Night Time EconomyBoard Sector: Business / Professional Services
Lee MayPaul Turner (Vice Chair)
Position: Partner, Commercial PropertyPosition: Head of Finance
Business: BrachersBusiness: The Marlowe
Board Sector: Business / Professional ServicesBoard Sector: Hospitality and Night Time Economy
Rachel Sanders
Position: Franchisee
Business: BoConcept
Board Sector: Independent Retail


Revd Andrew DoddBill Hicks
Position: Canon TreasurerPosition: Deputy Director, Place
Business: Canterbury CathedralBusinesses: Canterbury City Council
Board Sector: TourismBoard Sector: Local Authority
Marco KeirMark Stuart
Position: Chief Marketing OfficerPosition: Centre Manager
Business: Canterbury Christ Church UniversityBusiness: Whitefriars
Board Sector: EducationBoard Sector: Shopping Centre
Simone Davies
Position: Director of Marketing, Outreach, Recruitment and Admissions
Business: University of Kent
Board Sector: Education


Hilary BrianDavid Kemsley
Position: TrusteePosition: ACRA Chair
Business: The Canterbury SocietyBusiness: The Alliance of Canterbury Residents Groups
Board Sector: ResidentsBoard Sector: Residents
Daniel Carter
Position: Chief Inspector
Business: Kent Police
Board Sector: Kent Police

To contact a BID Board member please send your request to: