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Redditch Business Improvement District has announced the appointment of its new BID Board members.

Primarily made up of prominent figures from the Redditch business community, the board is tasked with raising the profile of the town and its businesses by improving the local trading environment. Working closely alongside newly appointed BID manager, Muj Rahman, each board member will be expected to draw on their own business experience, as well as their knowledge of the local area, in order to develop and support the BID’s business plan. Through their collective efforts, the board aims to spearhead a campaign which will promote Redditch’s local economy and highlight the town itself as a prime business destination.

Ken Williams, general manager of Redditch’s Kingfisher Shopping Centre has been appointed the Board’s Chair, with Councillor Matt Dormer, leader of Redditch Borough Council, also being elected to join the board’s membership. Other appointments include Kirstie Boyden, owner of the costume, party and balloon shop, Midlands Fancy Dress; Rob Holdcroft, owner of three, Redditch-based McDonald’s outlets; local retail business owner, Ros Sidaway; independent business coach and Pilates Instructor, Leigh Walton, and Hadleigh Burns, a partner at a firm of local accountants.

BID manager, Muj Rahman, said of the appointments: “We are delighted to announce the appointments of Redditch BID’s new board members. As an organisation we are committed to spotlighting the town’s diversity and potential, and it is wonderful to be able to work with individuals who each come from slightly different walks of life. Each new board member brings with them a wealth of professional experience as well as uniquely personal insights into the local business community and its needs. This will ensure that the Redditch BID campaign has as comprehensive an outlook as possible and will allow us to offer vital support to the many different businesses found in Redditch.

“In order to help showcase the work that we as a board are doing, I am also delighted to announce the official launch of the brand-new Redditch BID website. We hope to use this site as a way to document the BID’s progress, the events that are on in the local area, as well as to provide some form of connection with the local residents. It should be a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to keep up to date with our work- or really anyone interested in getting to know about everything that Redditch has to offer. All of us on the board are incredibly excited about this next step and we want to keep the local community involved and engaged with all of the brilliant work that we have got coming up.”

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