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.


Alexandra GordonBlake McCaskill
Position: PartnerPosition: Director
Business: BrachersBusiness: Republic Events
Board Sector: Business ServicesBoard Sector: Hospitality and Night Time Economy
Clare MilletClive Relf
Position: Chief ExecutivePosition: Tax Partner
Business: The Westgate HallBusiness: Kreston Reeves
Board Sector: HospitalityBoard Sector: Business / Professional Services
Dan GrimwoodDavid Lewis
Position: OwnerPosition: Director
Business: The Refectory KitchenBusiness: Café des Amis / Café du Soleil
Board Sector: HospitalityBoard Sector: Hospitality and Night Time Economy
David LilfordJoanna Richardson
Position: OwnerPosition: Head of Marketing, Brands and Communications
Business: Lilford Gallery & Lilford FramingBusiness: Shepherd Neame
Board Sector: Independent RetailBoard Sector: Hospitality and Night Time Economy
Jon MillsKarl Elliott
Position: OwnerPosition: Managing Partner
Business: The FoundryBusiness: Clague Architects
Board Sector: Hospitality and Night Time EconomyBoard Sector: Business / Professional Services
Mark PeggPaul Turner
Position: Head of BusinessPosition: Head of Finance
Business: Loake ShoemakersBusiness: The Marlowe
Board Sector: Independent RetailBoard Sector: Hospitality and Night Time Economy
Rachel SandersSarah Wren
Position: FranchiseePosition: Owner
Business: BoConceptBusiness: Oscar and Bentleys
Board Sector: Independent RetailBoard Sector: Hospitality and Night Time Economy
Simon Youden
Position: Store Director
Business: Fenwick
Board Sector: National Retail


Suzi WakehamDavid Wilkinson
Position: Director of Community ServicesPosition: Head of External Engagement
Business: Canterbury City CouncilBusiness: Canterbury Cathedral
Board Sector: Local AuthorityBoard Sector: Tourism
Marco KeirMark Stuart
Position: Director of Marketing & CommunicationsPosition: Centre Manager
Business: Canterbury Christ Church UniversityBusiness: Whitefriars
Board Sector: EducationBoard Sector: Shopping Centre
Philip Pothen
Position: Director of Engagement
Business: University of Kent
 Board Sector: Education


Beverley PatonDavid Kemsley
Position: Committee MemberPosition: ACRA Chair
Business: Canterbury SocietyBusiness: The Alliance of Canterbury Residents Groups
Board Sector: ResidentsBoard Sector: Residents
Mark Hedges
Position: Chief Inspector
Business: Kent Police
Board Sector: Kent Police

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