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City Centre BID

Find out more about the City Centre BID


Keith Rundle Profile

City Centre BID Development Manager – Keith Rundle

Keith oversees the City Centre Business Improvement District (BID). Project which is engaging businesses in identifying and then funding those improvements to deliver clear benefits.

He is working with over 900 businesses and organisations across Bristol’s city centre.

These businesses range across all sectors and sizes from education through healthcare, visitor, entertainment and retail economies to professional services, public sector and creative industries.

This ambitious project will gather the views and needs of businesses and then craft those into a Business Plan. The Business Plan will have clear projects and initiatives to deliver services and initiatives over and above those provided by the council and the police.

The BID will create a safer, more welcoming, better promoted and connected city that helps businesses to thrive and maintains Bristol’s position amongst the most highly rated of all UK cities.

How long have you been with Destination Bristol and what do you do?

Almost 2 years – most of that was developing the City Centre Business Improvement District proposal which was voted for by businesses in July 2017 – 72.6% voted in favour which is great for the city centre.

The start date of the BID is 1st November 2017, between now and then I will be getting project plans in place; building the  governance structure, recruiting the delivery team, finalising budgets and a myriad of other tasks to be ready for a flying start in November.    

Do you have a typical day? (tell us a bit more about what happens in your role)

A typical day involve a varied mix of planning for projects; identifying, contacting and meeting key individuals; researching best practice and keeping in touch with the levy payers of the BID   

What’s your top tip for working with the City Centre BID?

Can I have three tips? 

Keep smiling, remember that this is critical in contributing to the success of the city centre, and love the city centre and its varied people and organisations!

What’s your favourite joke?

A horse walks into a bar and the landlord says, “Why the long face?”

Tell us three things you like?

Cycling

Red wine (any wine really!)

Smiling

What is your favourite Bristol activity?

Exploring and eating in the many great food and drink places

Email: keith.rundle@destinationbristol.co.uk
Phone: 0117 946 2215 


Pauline Gendre Profile

City Centre BID Development Assistant - Pauline Gendre

How long have you been with Destination Bristol and what do you do?

Almost 3 years ago I joined Destination Bristol working at the Bristol Tourist Information Centre. During this time, I was promoting the city and fell in love with Bristol. In November 2015 I was appointed as the new BID Assistant working with Keith to develop the Business Improvement District project for the city centre of Bristol.

Following the successful "YES" vote on 6th July 2017, we are now planning the agreed BID projects to be delivered. £1.25 million will fund each year during 5 years those agreed projects to improve significantly the City Centre BID area. It’s a really great news for the city, exciting times ahead!

Do you have a typical day? (tell us a bit more about what happens in your role)

Most of my time is currently spent on planning projects to deliver those improvements voted in our BID prospectus. I meet people and discuss how the BID can benefit their businesses, I also manage our social media, taking pictures to tweet, post on Facebook and Instagram any useful info updates and news.

What’s your top tip for working with the City Centre BID?

Be curious and love working with people in our great city.

What’s your favourite joke?

What’s the difference between a “hippo” and a “zippo”?

One is really heavy, and the other one is a little lighter.

Tell us three things you like?

Live music: the music scene in Bristol is awesome.

Arts: art galleries, photography, street art, fashion, that’s why I live in this city!

Food & drinks: I rarely eat at home with such fantastic choice around…

What is your favourite Bristol activity?

Filming and taking pictures across the city.

Email: pauline.gendre@destinationbristol.co.uk
Phone: 0117 946 2220

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