New directors for Bury St Edmunds town centre business group

Penny Brice ' Rudlings and Wakelam, Colin Roberts- arc Manager, Mike Simmonite- Gastrono 'me, and Gary Ridgeon ' Manager of Marks and Spencer
Penny Brice ' Rudlings and Wakelam, Colin Roberts- arc Manager, Mike Simmonite- Gastrono 'me, and Gary Ridgeon ' Manager of Marks and Spencer
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The group that represents the interests of town centre businesses in Bury St Edmunds has welcomed four new faces to its board of directors.

Penny Brice, a partner at Rudlings and Wakelam, Gary Ridgeon, manager of Marks and Spencer, arc manager Colin Roberts, and Mike Simmonite of Gastrono–me have all joined the Bid4Bury board.

At the same time David Marjoram, who runs The One Bull, Beerhouse and the Brewshed in Bury, and Darren Squire, manager of Muffin Break on the arc, have stepped down as Bid4Bury directors.

Chairman Andrew Speed said “I am delighted that the Board has been enhanced with the four new Directors which has led to a better balanced and more representative board.

“With Colin and Gary joining us we will have representation from larger national brands but Mike and Penny bring with them an independent business perspective to balance the Board.”

Bid chief executive Mark Cordell said: ”It is always good to have fresh ideas about what the BID can do to assist our businesses and I am delighted to welcome the new Directors to the Board.

“It is also important that our members are aware of who the directors are and for them to feel confident about approaching them on any issue.

“I would also like to join the chairman in formally thanking David Marjoram and Darren Squire for all their efforts during their tenure as directors.”

The board now has 15 directors – aside from the new four they are: CEO Mark Cordell.

Chairman Andrew Speed of St Edmundsbury Financial Services in Whiting Street.

Finance director Keith Senior, of Jacobs Allen, Abbeygate Street.

David Camps of Camps, The Traverse.

Mark Daly, of Greene and Greene, Guildhall Street.

Cllr Robert Everitt, of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Mike Garling of LP Woolhall Street.

Andrea Mayley, head of economic development at the borough council.

Giselle Roadley-Battin of Palmers, Abbeygate Street and St Andrews Street South.

Nigel George of George & Co Solicitors.

Lionel Thurlow of Bury Chamber of Commerce.

For more visit www.ourburystedmunds.com