New manager insists Lichfield Business Improvement District can bring “real change”

The new manager of the Lichfield Business Improvement District (BID) insists the initiative can “deliver real change” to the city.

Morag Pringle will take up her post on November 30 after previous experience as managing director of British Business Parks, which managed the Cannock Chase BID.

Morag Pringle with members of the Lichfield BID

Morag Pringle with members of the Lichfield BID

She will be responsible for ensuring many of the projects laid out in the Lichfield BID are delivered over the next five years.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on the role of Lichfield BID manager and helping to deliver the plan, which is set to make such a difference to the city.

“For me, the BID business plan is just the start of things, and with the help and support of businesses and partners across the city, I strongly believe we can use our collective voice as a magnet for better promotion, more funding and projects that will deliver real change to the city, and more footfall to city businesses.”

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2 Comments

  1. Darryl

    26th November, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Any detail?

  2. Toast of Lichfield

    26th November, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Given that they haven’t posted minutes from any of their 2015 meetings, most of us are in the dark as to what the BID actually has planned, and how our levy is to be spent going forward.
    There were some silly ideas floating around like an ice rink on the Market Square at Christmas in the future – ousting the weekly market to clog up the streets and entrances to the shops they represent. Additionally it seems they’ll be taking over the Christmas decorations responsibility from the council, among other hand-offs from LDC/LCC. I’m sure there will be no deduction in business rates to reflect this cost saving, but instead an extra tax paid directly to the BID. It’s a stealth business tax, and no surprise that the council was pushing the BID so heavily before the vote.