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Meet the team

Meet the team

The HWBIDCo team is dedicated to promoting the best that Wycombe – and its many businesses – has to offer.

Siobhan Carney

Siobhan Carney

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Siobhan leads the marketing and communications strategy of HWBIDCo.
In addition to promoting High Wycombe town centre, she is responsible for all BID social media activity and helps keep you informed about what’s happening in your town.

Jamie Clattenburg

Jamie Clattenburg

Business Engagement Coordinator

Jamie is our Business Engagement 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 and the installation of our seasonal hanging baskets and seasonal planters.

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

Chief Executive

​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.

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Phil Elliot

Phil Elliot

Operations Manager

Phil is Operations Manager at The Chilterns Shopping Centre and has worked within the Shopping Centre industry for 29 years.

He has a passion for High Wycombe and wants to make it change for the better.

Ruth Gunstone

Ruth Gunstone

Wycombe Arts Centre

Ruth previously worked as Director of Student Experience for Buckinghamshire New University. She now represents Wycombe Arts Centre on the HWBIDCo board.

Lesley Clarke, OBE

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.

Andrew Norton

Andrew Norton

Eden Shopping Centre

Andrew is a HWBIDCo board member representing Eden Shopping Centre.

Tony Green

Tony Green

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.

Simon McDowell

Simon McDowell

Buckinghamshire New University

Simon is the Communications and Marketing Manager at Bucks Students’ Union. He has over 10 years’ experience in marketing to a large membership organisation – utilising a range of different channels and engaging with various other stakeholders.

Ian Harper

Ian Harper

Buckinghamshire New University

Ian is the Commercial Director for Buckinghamshire New University, representing the university, its staff and students.

Matt Young

Matt Young

O'Neill's

Matt is the general manager of O’Neills pub. He works alongside the BID manager to implement campaigns for HWBIDCo’s nighttime economy.

Mark Coldham

Mark Coldham

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.

Andy Christiansen

Andy Christiansen

Optimum Finance

Andy is the regional sales director for Optimum Finance.
Mark Adkins

Mark Adkins

The Antelope

Mark is the landlord of The Antelope pub – High Wycombe’s oldest public house.