Positively Putney BID wants to hear from its members and anyone else who is interested in the organisation or Putney town centre.
Nicola Grant – Executive Director, Positively Putney BID
Nicola Grant, born and bred in Wandsworth, has always enjoyed spending time in Putney. She has worked in regenerating town centres for the last fifteen years and is a fellow of the Institute of Place Management. Nicola led the BID development during 2016 and was appointed as the Executive Director for the Putney BID Company. Nicola is responsible for ensuring the BID objectives are delivered.
Pamela-Anne Cryer – Positively Putney Operations Manager
Pamela studies Business Management and Economics at a local University in London and has come to know Putney well since moving from Kent. Pamela is responsible for assisting in operations, the brand and the destination of the BID business plan.
Rob Alexander- Revolution
With over 14 years experience in the hospitality sector and a degree in Retail Marketing from Manchester University, Rob is a welcome addition to the Positively Putney Board. Rob takes a very active role in the community and is not afraid to voice the concerns of colleagues and businesses from his sector and beyond. He also sits on the Marketing Committee and regularly contributes with new initiatives, to increase footfall to the area and drive revenue for the businesses in Putney. Rob has lived in South London for over 8 years and can often be seen spending time in Putney.
Cllr Rory O’Broin- Wandsworth Council
Cllr O'Broin attends board meetings on behalf on Wandsworth Council as a representative.
Donall Murphy – Russell Cooke
Donald is a partner in the conveyancing team at Russell Cooke, which is situated close to Putney railway station. Russell Cooke moved to Putney after the second world war in 1958 and has been an important presence in the High Street ever since.
Toby Lewin-Lloyd – Assael Architects
Toby Lewin-Lloyd has worked as an architect for Assael Architects since 2014. Winners of the Wandsworth Business Awards (Best SME) in 2016, Assael Architecture is located on Upper Richmond Road. Toby is passionate about good design and has felt privileged to work on many Putney-based projects. He is interested in the local environment and how to make places better for the people who live, work and visit the area. Toby is the chair of the BID board and overseas all BID developments.
Magda Harrison – Artisan
Magda Harrison founded the award-winning independent coffee shop – Artisan – in 2011. Artisan now employs over 45 staff members across four shops in west and southwest London and Magda has learnt how important the local community is in helping to support small businesses. Magda is in a unique position as she hears the everyday experiences of local businesses in her interaction with owners as they buy their morning coffee.
Ellie Evans – Volterra
Ellie is a partner at Volterra Partners, an economic consultancy based on Putney High Street. Volterra analyse the economic impact of transport and development projects. Ellie has led several recent projects which have looked at the economic importance of BID areas.
Gary Crook – Robert Dyas
Gary, manager for Robert Dyas on Putney High Street, has sat on the Partnership Board for five years and acted as Chairperson for the BID development.
Anne Partridge – Putney Exchange Shopping Centre Manager
Anne is the manager for the Putney Exchange shopping centre and has sat on the Putney Partnership Board for fifteen years. She helped get the positive ballot vote by actively encouraging the shopping centre tenants to vote for it. Anne’s position in the Putney Exchange gives her first-hand insight into the ways in which businesses, shoppers and visitors interact every day.
Kate Giles – Crewroom
Former elite rower, Kate Giles, is the founder behind Crewroom clothing. Crewroom creates high performance sportswear for the rowing and outdoor market and, as the creative brain behind the company, Kate has developed a successful retail brand. Kate has strong links with the rowing community, including The Boat Race, and can offer a unique perspective on what is important to Putney.
Veronika Wilson – Putney Arts Theatre
Veronika is part of the Putney Arts Theatre. The Theatre works closely with Putney families and young people as part of the local arts community. Veronika’s personal background has been within the arts and third sector areas. She is part of the steering committee for Wandsworth Arts Fringe, the borough wide annual fringe festival, and has an interest in the ways in which artistic intervention can help animate everyday space.
Judith Chegwidden – Putney Society
Judith is chair of Putney Society and has been a member for 30 years. From its inception in 1959, it has been proactive in protecting the built environment in Putney and, more recently, has been concerned with maintaining a balance between local employment and commercial space whilst adding to the housing stock. Recently, Putney Society launched a discount scheme for society members, encouraging them to shop with local businesses.
Local police officers work closely with the BID team to ensure Putney town centre remains safe.