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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)
Cllr Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council (Local Authority Director)
Markus Wood, Avensys (BID Member Director)
Paul Searle, P&H Motorcycles (BID Member Director)
Tony Maynard, CGG (BID Member Director)
Zoe Wright, B&CE (BID Member Director)
Paul Roe, Kreston Reeves (BID Member Director)
Michael Deacon-Jackson, FTD Johns (Voluntary Director)

The Board is supported by:

Steve Sawyer (MRBD, Executive Director)
tbc, West Sussex County Council (Advisor to the Board)
Clem Smith, Crawley Borough Council (Advisor to the Board)
Julie Kapsalis, Coast to Capital LEP / Chichester College Group (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:

Anne Tickner, Thales
Chris Primett, Welland Medical
Clem Smith, Crawley Borough Council
Cllr Peter Smith, Crawley Borough Council
Eddie Finch, Auditel
Jack Bedell-Pearce, 4D Data Centres
Jeremy Day, Doosan
Jeremy Taylor, The Company Connector
Joanne Rogers, Prowse & Co
Lee Hill, Virgin Atlantic
Karen Robins, L3 Commercial Aviation
Keith Pordum, Bon Appetit
Marie Ovenden, West Sussex County Council
Mark Curtis, Spilt Image
Markus Wood, Avensys
Martha Burnige, The Gatwick School
Mel Mehmet, easit
Michael Deacon-Jackson, FTD Johns
Micheal Low, Cruiseway
Mike Harris, Harwoods Group
Nicola Blake, Creative Funding Solutions
Oliver Ellingham, Lok'nStore
Paul Roe, Kreston Reeves
Paul Searle, P&H Motorcycles
Rachel Thomas, B&CE
Steve Sawyer, MRBD Limited
Stuart Walsh, Elekta
Tony Maynard, CGG
Trevor Williams, Thales UK (Chair)
William Perks, Peter Perks Limited
Zoe Wright, B&CE

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.

How decisions are made

The key documents for which the Board is responsible, including how the Manor Royal BID operates are publicly available in the BID Business Plan section. The Business Plan sets out what the BID will deliver, the Operating Agreement sets out the rules for calculating and collecting the BID Levy and the Terms of Reference summarises how decisions are made.

Manor Royal Membership - Be part of it

Involvement of Manor Royal businesses is vital and actively encouraged. Membership of the Manor Royal BID Company (MRBD Limited) is FREE to all Manor Royal BID levy payers. Only members of the BID Company can vote at AGMs and matters of strategic importance.

Find out how to become a Manor Royal BID member
BID Director nomination guide and form

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