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Being a business lawyer running the company commercial department at Wannops, I am naturally interested in the commercial welfare of the City. Having worked as a solicitor and attorney in London, Bristol, Kansas City (Missouri) over 25 years, I can certainly view projects and initiatives undertaken by the Chichester BID with a fairly original perspective. The next decade of the life in this City is likely to involve accelerated change and I look forward to being part of that and expect the BID to be at the forefront of managing the City’s future prosperity.
I have been in business for the past 25 years, from being a Recruitment Manager to owning my own Recruitment Agency here in Chichester. The past 4 years have given me an in-depth knowledge of the eclectic mix of Chichester’s diverse population, thus enabling me to have a greater understanding of the city’s future needs.
My interest in Chichester BID is quite simple. My business has been successful within Chichester and the surrounding environs and I would like to help others to be a success and at the same time further improve the City I love. I believe I can bring strategic thinking, organisational and profile raising skills to the Board of Chichester City Centre Partnership and I look forward to being a part of the team.
Sebastian wanted to join Chichester BID to help support the economic development of the city as a tourist, retail, business and leisure destination. Sebastian thinks that BIDs around the country will play a big part in creating vibrant city centres which people want to visit. Sebastian thinks Chichester needs a BID to ensure that the city can compete with other destinations like Winchester and Guildford.
In the summer of 2016, I founded local artisan collective Draper’s Yard in The Hornet, where 18 micro businesses are given a low cost, low-risk opportunity to start their own ventures within a creative and supportive environment.
I have been interested in joining the Chichester BID to help both give a voice to, and encourage support of the independent businesses within our area. The vitality and contribution brought by independent retailers, designers & creatives is critical to character, energy and individuality of a City.