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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.

Meet the directors

Gemma Shinh

Gemma Shinh

Director – M Glynn Builders

Gemma is a Director of M Glynn Builders and a Director and Co-Founder of The Bespoke Homes Company.

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 represents 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'Neills

 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.

Chris West

Chris West

Store Manager – Sainsburys High Wycombe

Chris is the Store Manager at Sainsburys High Wycombe and has been since January 2020. Chris is passionate to make a difference to the local area and is keen to ensure one of the largest retailers in the area plays their part and gives High Wycombe Bid Company a voice within the local retail industry. 

Fiona Martin

Fiona Martin

Theatre Director – Wycombe Swan

Fiona is an experienced Theatre, Events and Hospitality Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the live entertainment industry.

Mark Adkins

Mark Adkins

Landlord – The Antelope Pub

Mark is the current landlord of The Antelope Pub.

Roger Bolton

Roger Bolton

Owner – The Works

Roger is the owner of The Works. 

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

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.