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 and is in her last year of studies 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.
The Welcome People BID Ambassadors
Our BID Rangers are here to ensure Putney is a great place for businesses, residents and visitors. Be sure to say hello if you spot them patrolling around Putney, they will always be happy to help.
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. 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 she 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 with her interaction with owners as they get their morning coffee.
Tim Sparrow – Be At One
Tim is the regional manager of Be At One, with both a bar and head office based in Putney. As a hospitality worker of more than 15 years international experience, Tim represents the interests of the night time economy on the board. Tim is invested in the affairs of Putney High Street, upon which he trades, and his commercial position and experience makes him valuable to the BID board.
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 a first-hand insight into the ways in which businesses, shoppers and visitors coincide every day.
Councillor Kim Caddy – Wandsworth Councillor and Cabinet Member for Business, Employment and Skills
Cllr Caddy makes sure the BID and Council work closely together. As well as being the lead member for businesses, Kim is a Chartered Accountant and has ten years’ experience in practice and industry. Kim is keen to work as part of the board implementing the BID's ambitious business plan.
Kate Giles – Crewroom
Ex-rower, Kate, is the founder behind Crewroom clothing. Crewroom creates unique sportswear for athletes which is durable through all kinds of rough weather. Kate is the creative brain behind the company, and has developed Crewroom into the national name it is today. Kate has strong links with the rowing community, and the University 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 to maintain a balance between local employment and commercial space whilst adding to the housing stock. Recently, Putney Society has launched a discount scheme for society members, encouraging them to shop with local businesses.
The local Police Officers works closely with the BID team to ensure Putney continues to be a safe town centre.