Nicola Grant, Positively Putney

Of course, we couldn’t do a People of Putney series without interviewing our wonderful Executive Director for the BID, Nicola! She tells us how she came to run the BID and her favourite things about Putney.

Hi, I am Nicola Grant, Executive Director of Positively Putney Business Improvement District. I have a long connection with Putney. I grew up in Wandsworth, went to primary school in Roehampton and shopped in Putney as a child. I remember buying stickers from a shop on Putney High Street and school shoes from what is now Pitter Potter on Upper Richmond Road.    

I worked for Wandsworth Council for 14 years in the Economic Development Office before moving to run Positively Putney BID in 2017. I always thought Putney was the best part of the Borough. I love my job and am passionate about improving the vitality and vibrancy of Putney town centre. Unsurprisingly, I struggle to recommend anywhere else to shop or socialise other than in Putney.   

What do you love most about Putney?

I love that Putney has such a loyal community. Everyone is always friendly and people are proud to live and work here. I love walking along the river bank as it has a holiday vibe. During lockdown, I have really missed being in Putney and talking face to face to our wonderful business owners and managers.   

Describe Putney in 3 words.

  • Friendly
  • Vibrant
  • River

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