Rob Holder – Manager John Lewis, Tamworth
Midlands born and bred Rob has worked his entire 27-year career with John Lewis in a variety of roles across the UK. He first became involved in BIDs whilst in Aberdeen, where he was a director then vice chair of Aberdeen Inspired.
Rob said: “The aim of the BID will be to determine how we develop Tamworth as a destination of choice and to get lots of great things happening under the same umbrella. On a personal level I I’m interested in the collective success of Tamworth because I can see how it benefits all.
“I’d urge businesses to lend their support to the BID proposals: this is your town, your business, your future, your voice – make sure you have your say.”
Samantha Panton. Partner, Roasters, Tamworth
Samantha’s family has had a business in Tamworth town centre since 198 and in 2010 Roasters also became the only independent business on a retail park anywhere in the UK. Samantha has a vested interest in both locations and is keen to represent small businesses across the two sites.
“For me, a BID is about bringing the town centre and retail parks together and linking them as one, rather than being two separate entities. A BID would give us the unique opportunity to be able to market and promote the area as one,” Samantha said.
Andrew Mair – Handelsbanken
Jeff Wigley – Ankerside Shopping Centre
Stacey Penney – Vinyl & Kuda Nightclub
Ian Ritchie – Ritchie and Ritchie Architects
Peter Robinson – Prizm Solutions
Julie Pound – Prizm Solutions
Revd Alan Gordon – St Editha’s Church
Cllr Steve Claymore – Tamworth Borough Council
Linda Ram – Professional Copy Creation
Alistair Timmis – Arriva Travel
Su Barlow – Midlands Fertility Clinic
Charlotte Oliver – Jenkins Property Development
Robert Cockle – Baldwins Accountants
Caroline Cash – Fishers Dewes Solicitors
Brian Kenny – SubCulture Clothing