The Saffron Walden BID Steering Group
Waitrose Branch Manager,
SW BID SG Chair
Jim Brewin - Waitrose Branch Manager,
SW BID SG Chair
'I support a BD for Saffron Walden because I want to see our unique market town thrive. I believe a BID would provide one voice that will drive an agenda for local businesses and the community to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.'
Co-owner Hill Street
Chocolates, SW BID SG Vice Chair
Greg Smith - Co-owner Hill Street Chocolates, SW BID SG Vice Chairclose
'Like the others, I believe in the potential for Saffron Walden. We have a healthy mix of businesses and many talented people involved in managing them. A BID could be the catalyst for further growth and prosperity of the town.'
Lucy Clarke - Branch Manager
'A BID would encourage more customers to Saffron Walden resulting in greater profitability for local businesses, job security and satisfaction for owners and their employees and more control over how our town is managed and developed in the future.'
Head of Private Clients,
Samantha Todd - Head of Private Clients, Saffron Insuranceclose
'I joined the steering group, to learn more about how the BID would benefit the business community. Already, many businesses are keen to work together so that we as a collective can make our town a hive of opportunities for everyone who chooses to visit, work and live in Saffron Walden.'
Katherine Bowyer - Branch Manager, St Elizabeth’sclose
'I think a BID could really promote Saffron Walden as a ‘destination town’ for people looking for a great day out with our mix of interesting shops and businesses, and our history and culture as a market town since 1141.'
Richard Booth - Solicitor, Adams Harrisonclose
'A BID could really help boost the town with some focused investment in activity to increase footfall. I am pleased to be involved in the BID process and to be able to learn more of the positive impact it can have on the community. What’s good for the town is good for business.'
Cllr Julie Redfern
Cllr Julie Redfern - Owner, Beauty Boxclose
'I believe in the BID for Saffron Walden because it creates a great opportunity for businesses to work together – sharing knowledge, ideas and resources enabling us to achieve so much more than working on our own.'