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.


Clive Relf
(Board Chair)
Clare Millett
(Marketing & Events Sub-Committee Chair)
Position: Tax PartnerPosition: Chief Executive
Business: Kreston ReevesBusiness: The Westgate Hall
Board Sector: Business ServicesBoard Sector: General
Jonathan Fitter-Harding
(Strategic Development
Sub-Committee Chair)
Paul Turner
(Finance Sub-Committee Chair)
Position: Director of Client RelationsPosition: Head of Finance
Business: Dodgems & FlossBusiness: The Marlowe Theatre
Board Sector: GeneralBoard Sector: General
Dan GrimwoodDavid Lilford
Position: OwnerPosition: Owner
Business: The Refectory KitchenBusiness: Lilford Gallery & Lilford Framing
Board Sector: HospitalityBoard Sector: Independent Retail
David RedgateBlake McCaskill
Position: Commercial Property PartnerPosition: Director
Business: Girlings SolicitorsBusiness: Republic Events
Board Sector: GeneralBoard Sector: Night Time Economy
Karl ElliottPaula Gillespie
Position: Managing PartnerPosition: General Manager
Business: Clague ArchitectsBusiness: The Marlowe Theatre
Board Sector: GeneralBoard Sector: General


Caroline HicksMark Stuart
Position: Head of Business & RegenerationPosition: Centre Manager
Organisation: Canterbury City CouncilBusiness: Whitefriars
Board Sector: Local AuthorityBoard Sector: Shopping Centre
Marco Keir 
Position: Director of Marketing & Communications 
Organisation: Canterbury Christ Church UniversityOrganisation: Kent County Council
Board Sector: Education Board Sector: Local Authority

Organisation: Canterbury Cathedral
Board Sector: Tourism


Richard ScaseIan Blackmore
Position: Committee MemberPosition: Owner
Company: Canterbury SocietyCompany: Jolly Sailor
Events, Bars and Festivals
Board Sector: ResidentsBoard Sector: Night Time Economy
David KemsleyMark Hedges
Position: ACRA ChairPosition: Chief Inspector
Company: The Alliance of Canterbury Residents GroupsCompany: Kent Police
Board Sector: ResidentsBoard Sector: Police

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