New job role at Shrewsbury BID

A new role has been created at Shrewsbury BID focused on providing direct support to town businesses during the second term of its work.

Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) represents and works for more than 500 members, promoting Shrewsbury, representing business and delivering innovative projects to support and enhance the town centre.

Its first five-year term was a big success and the group received overwhelming support to continue for another five years, with its second term officially starting in April.

The second term will see a further £2 million invested in promoting Shrewsbury, continuing to back local business and delivering innovative projects to further benefit the town. The BID is now taking on a business support coordinator who will work closely with members and partners to help achieve its objectives.

Seb Slater, executive director of Shrewsbury BID, said: “The Business Support Coordinator is a brand new role, very much focused on directly working with businesses and partner organisations with the goal of producing the best environment for our town centre businesses to flourish.

“Responsibilities will include developing strong working relationships with our members and partners, developing the Shrewsbury Ambassadors project with the aim of enhancing the Shrewsbury experience for visitors, be our main representative within Team Shrewsbury and coordinate the town’s Purple Flag activities.

“The role will also require a close working relationship with our members and partners to operate the Shrewsbury Watch Safety Partnership, including Pubwatch, Shopwatch, Radio Link and DISC system.

“We are looking for someone who has experience of working with a variety of organisations and stakeholders and has a knowledge of safety issues.

“They will also need to have strong presentation, negotiating and networking skills, be very organised and able to manage a number of ongoing projects.”

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