Meet the team
The HWBIDCo team is dedicated to promoting the best that Wycombe – and its many businesses – has to offer.
Melanie is the CEO of High Wycombe BID. She is responsible for delivering the HWBIDCo business plan and oversees the day-to-day operational management of HWBIDCo.
Safe & Secure Coordinator
Jamie is our safe & secure Coordinator. He heads up the Security Partnership – which includes both the Shopwatch and Pubwatch schemes. He is responsible for our safety awareness campaigns, business support and training, and also oversees our Cardboard Collection Scheme.
Pippa Simpson, Rachael Webb and Alice Maisey
Events and Marketting Team
Pippa, Rachael and Alice make up the Events and Marketting team. They organise and plan our events, oversea all digital marketing and social media. Alongside keeping up business relations and supporting the day-to-day delivery of the HWBIDCo Business Plan.
Business Engagement Coordinator
Previously one of our directors, Gemma has recently joined our team as a buisness engagement officer. Helping oversea the day-to-day running of the HWBIDCo comunicating directly with the buisness’s, building up relations and overseaing HWBIDCo buinsess’s related initiatives.
Meet the directors
Director – Safety Champness
Luke is a director for Safety at the High Wycombe office, providing an all-around service to a range of clients from landed estates to international commercial groups.
Wycombe Arts Centre
It is with great sadness that we annouce the passing of Ruth Gunstone in the summer of 2023. She was a loved director for the HWBIDCo, representing The Arts Centre and Desborough Road for many years. She will be greatly missed by all.
Lesley Clarke, OBE
Bucks County Council
Lesley has been a member of the HWBIDCo board since its inception. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in May 2013.
Eden Shopping Centre
Andrew represents Eden Shopping Centre.
Wycombe District Council
In addition to his role as councillor, Tony is Chairman of High Wycombe Town Twinning Association and acts as a Trustee for Wycombe Community Arts Centre.
Buckinghamshire New University
Ian is the Commercial Director for Buckinghamshire New University, representing the university, its staff and students.
Matt is the general manager of O’Neills pub. He works alongside the BID manager to implement campaigns for HWBIDCo’s nighttime economy.
The Massage Company
Mark is the owner of The Massage Company in High Wycombe. Mark is an ex-Army officer with a huge amount of experience in management and leadership gained in a number of sectors. He is passionate about helping the town to thrive and is excited to have been accepted to be part of the HWBIDCo board.
Owner – Lunch & Robertos
Robert is a highly experienced Retail Director, who has successfully led large groups of multi-channel stores across London and the South East. He is also the owner of two popular High Wycombe eateries – Lunch and Robertos.
Theatre Director – Wycombe Swan
Fiona is an experienced Theatre, Events and Hospitality Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the live entertainment industry.
Ceri Jane Hackling
Founder and Managing Director of Cerub PR
Ceri-Jane is an experienced award-winning public relations professional. She has experience in working across a number of industries – both at Cerub PR and in previous roles.
Partner at Blaser Mills Law
Hiren is a Partner at Blaser Mills Law, working closely with the CEO and Management Board to deliver on the firm’s business objectives, typically involving strategy, growth, client relationships and high-level recruitment. Hiren also oversees both the firm’s commercial unit and BDM function.
Looking to help improve the High Wycombe Buisness District ensuring we can be the best we can…
We are currently looking to add some Directors to our team. Download our application form below.