Our CEO becomes Chair of Canterbury BID

Our Chief Executive is the new Chair of Canterbury BID. We’re so delighted and proud that Clare Millett has been elected to this important role within our business community. She says

I’m honoured and excited to have been appointed Chair. It is a privilege to be taking on this post from Clive Relph who is so passionate about Canterbury and what we have to offer as a city. I will continue in that vein and in that way.

We are so lucky to have on our Board an inspiring, kind, knowledgeable and passionate group of business owners and leaders, with Cantebury’s interests first and foremost. So many of whom represent hospitality businesses, which is vital in this time of recovery.

Our role is to represent all the businesses in the Business Improvement District area and we take our positions very seriously. We are here to support our inspiring and hard working Chief Executive Lisa Carlson and the BID team in delivering our Business plan for the next 3 years and beyond. It’s an exciting time

Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, business-led, not-for-profit initiative voted for by the businesses of Canterbury in July 2014 and again in July 2019 for another five-year term. Nationally, there are over 320 BIDs in the UK, including three in Kent (Canterbury was the first), investing over £130 million every year, giving business an independent voice and investing in business-led initiatives. to ensure continued investment in Canterbury City Centre. The BID’s mission is to help make Canterbury a vibrant, exciting, well connected and successful business community, and an attractive, clean, green, safe, enjoyable destination for everyone.



Photo – Left to right: Clare Millett, Lisa Carlson, Clive Relph