Friday 22 January 2016

Nottingham Trent University director joins board of Nottingham BID

Stephen Jackson is appointed to board of Nottingham BID
Stephen Jackson is appointed to board of Nottingham BID

Stephen Jackson – Nottingham Trent University’s Commercial Development Director – is one of seven new directors to join the board of the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID).

The organisation’s aim is to put Nottingham firmly on the map as a regional and national city of choice for shopping, leisure, work and study. It is the BID’s second five-year term, which runs from 2016 to 2020.

Stephen joins fellow board members from the city’s retail, leisure, publishing and transport sectors. He said “One of the aims of our ‘Creating the University of the Future’ five-year strategy is to enrich society, which we achieve through playing a leading role in the social, cultural, economic and environmental development of the city and region.  

“The Nottingham BID is a strong and influential voice for businesses in the city and I am pleased to represent the university on the board. It is imperative that we do all we can to sustain the vitality of the local economy in order to increase the number and range of employment opportunities for our graduates.”

Chairman of the Nottingham BID, Jeff Allen, added “I am delighted to welcome the new directors to the board, who bring a wealth of new talent and experience.  We have a great team at board level that reflects the changed composition of our membership.

“We will be delivering a programme of services and initiatives including working with businesses to establish a strong and viable late night trading economy; developing a calendar of signature events for which Nottingham will become known nationally and engaging with the student population and those who work in the city centre to encourage them to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.”

Notes to editors:

The Nottingham BID now has over 850 members – businesses and organisations in the retail, leisure, office and education sectors within a defined area of the city centre which has also expanded for the second term to include more of the city.  Through the mandatory levy paid by members the BID has £5m to invest in the city over the next five years.

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