Helen Will Persuade You To Love Wimbledon

Meet the new Business Improvement District manager

Wimbledon resident Helen Clark Bell has been named as the Love Wimbledon Business Improvement District (BID) manager.

Helen (left) said she was delighted to be given the opportunity to become the BID manager for Love Wimbledon having been a local resident for over 17 years and worked in Wimbledon for 9 years.

She said: "I am thrilled. This is the start of a terrific opportunity to invest in the town centre. Wimbledon has an international reputation for two weeks of the year; I look forward to building upon that for the benefit of businesses and residents alike."

Love Wimbledon Chairman Paul Windsor said: "I am confident that she will make a big impact in Wimbledon over the next five years and prove to be a first class manager for the projects and initiatives that the Love Wimbledon board wishes to implement."

The Love Wimbledon Business Improvement District (BID) ballot results were announced last month and Wimbledon businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour of implementing the new business-led, business-funded body for Wimbledon town centre.

The positive result means that the Love Wimbledon BID will start operating on April 1. Priorities for the BID include:
• Improving the appearance and environment of Wimbledon town centre by addressing concerns with waste and litter, providing regular outdoor events and performances and additional planting and lighting.
• Ensuring the businesses, attractions and facilites of Wimbledon town centre are promoted and represented through a comprehensive online directory and website, coordinated lobbying as a strong collective voice for businesses in the area and a focus on transport and congestion.
• Providing a range of services to businesses such as free business recycling, savings through joint procurement of common supplies, 'One Stop Shop' assistance with matters relating to the trading environment and support for the evening economy.

March 26, 2012