A Board for Business
The Love Wimbledon Board is made up of representatives of the Wimbledon Town Centre business community each bringing their own expertise whilst also representing our BID businesses with regards to sector, size and location within the town.
The Board meets quarterly to oversee the activity of the Executive Team. They provide strategic direction and approve and monitor the annual budget and delivery plan to improve Wimbledon for business. Board Directors are voted in for a four year term and are representatives of the local business community. We therefore ensure we have business leaders from different locations, sectors and sizes of organisations along with ex-officio positions for Merton Council and the Metropolitan Police.
All Board members are asked to declare any pecuniary or personal interests at each meeting and a detailed register of Board Directors personal interests is updated annually.
Love Wimbledon BID was one of the first BIDs to be accredited by The BID Foundation as having met the Industry Standards for transparency and good governance.
If you are a levy paying business and interested in joining the Love Wimbledon BID Board, or would like to see copies of the minutes, please contact Craig Hurring for further information.
The Current Board Members Are:
- Paul Harvey, Chair & Secretary – Morr & Co Solicitors
- Roy Bromley – Antoinette Hotel
- Gareth Rees – Gem & Co. Financial Services Ltd
- Mick Dore – The Alexandra
- Angela Attah – CIPD
- Wendy Pridmore- Wimbledon Guild
- Gregory Hamilton- Elys
- Diana Sterck (Ifill) – Merton Chamber of Commerce
- Alex Tosetti (co-opted) – Cities Reloaded
- James McGinlay (co-opted) – London Borough of Merton
- Sergeant Ian Salmond (Co-Opted) – Metropolitan Police
- Shashika Ranaweera – South Western Railway
- Lynsey Coleman – Romulus
- Jodie Rae – Coty
Love Wimbledon has a written Operating Procedures document that is reviewed bi-annually and approved by the Board of Directors. This sets out the operating principles of the organisation including details of the procurement policy and financial delegation.
The number one priority for Love Wimbledon BID regarding procurement is to directly invest back into the levy payers, wherever possible, so that a direct return on their investment is received.
CEO authorisation based on value for money, price, ability to deliver within timescales, local business, experience, reputation, recommendation, warranty, guarantee.
Commission or advertise the work from a range of suppliers with a minimum of two written quotes. Approval of tender documentation by the Board is required and a full report on the decision provided to the Directors.
It is very encouraging that Wimbledon has bucked the national trend in a number of areas; reduced levels of crime, high shop occupancy rates, the place of choice for new businesses and a vibrant day and night time economy. The Board provides a significant sounding board and practical support to the Love Wimbledon team, to ensure projects are delivered on behalf of our businesses, ones that make a difference and add value to the town.