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Meet the Board & Management Group

Meet the Board

The Board provides strategic oversight of the BID responsible for finance and governance. It can be made up of between three and nine people, of which BID members must make up at least half. The Board meets quarterly.

Our Board members are:

Trevor Williams, Thales UK (BID Member Director and Chair)
Keith Pordum, Bon Appetit (BID Member Director and Vice Chair)
Markus Wood, Avensys (BID Member Director)
Zoe Wright, B&CE (BID Member Director)
Tony Maynard, CGG (BID Member Director)
Paul Searle, P&H Motorcycles (BID Member Director)
Cllr Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council (Local Authority Director)
Michael Deacon-Jackson, FTD Johns (Voluntary Director)
Jeremy Taylor, Gatwick Diamond Business (Voluntary Director)

The Board is supported by:

Steve Sawyer (MRBD, Executive Director)
Sam Murray (MRBD, Executive Assistant)
Duncan Barratt, West Sussex County Council (Advisor to the Board)
Jo Rogers, Prowse & Co, (Advisor to the Board)

Meet the Management Group

The Management Group Board is responsible for operational matters and over sight of project delivery. It is predominantly made up of Manor Royal business representatives but is supported by individuals from partner organisations like Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council who can advance the aims of the BID. Membership of the Management Group can be fluid and meetings usually take place six times per year.

Our Management Group members are:

Trevor Williams, Thales UK (Chair)
Clem Smith, Crawley Borough Council
Mark Curtis, Spilt Image
Jeremy Day, Doosan
Michael Deacon-Jackson, FTD Johns
Oliver Ellingham, Lok'nStore
Eddie Finch, Auditel
Sarah Godfrey, Virgin Atlantic
Rachel Thomas, B&CE
Tony Maynard, CGG
Mel Mehmet, easit
Marie Ovenden, West Sussex County Council
William Perks, Peter Perks Limited
Keith Pordum, Bon Appetit
Chris Primett, Welland Medical
Jo Rogers, Prowse & Co
Steve Sawyer, MRBD Limited
Sam Murray, MRBD Limited
Paul Searle, P&H Motorcycles
Cllr Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council
Jeremy Taylor, Gatwick Diamond Business
Markus Wood, Avensys
Micheal Low, Cruiseway
John Hancock, Eezehaul
Stephanie George, Basepoint Business Centre

Meet the Working Groups

Working groups are established on a project by project basis. They can be task and finish groups or longer standing groups as necessary. The have delegated responsibility from the Board for specific tasks. Membership is fluid and the groups can vary in size and meet as necessary.

Want to be part of it?

Involvement of Manor Royal businesses is vital and actively encouraged. If you are interested in being involved in the management or operation of the Manor Royal BID, please get in touch.


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