A GROUP aiming to make Warrington town centre grow has elected a new board.

And organisers say the mix of representatives from ‘all walks of life’ will make Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) a success.

Its aim it increase the number of people visiting Warrington town centre.

At the elections held in Pyramid last month, Dawn Smyth, store manager of Primark in Golden Square, and Emma Hutchinson, head of Culture Warrington, will be chair and vice chair.

Other board members come from organisations such as Warrington Wolves, Warrington Market, the police, Golden Square, and The Auction Rooms Bar.

Jane Hough, the Warrington BID programmes manager, believes the organisation now has a diverse, knowledgeable and proactive board which is perfectly placed to help drive the town forward.

“Looking at the new BID executive board for Warrington every base is covered when it comes to locations, sectors and interests,” she said.

“From the traditional high street and shopping centres to culture and sport, there are representatives from all walks of life which is a massive plus.

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“Everyone has the best interests of Warrington at heart and I’m looking forward to seeing the town centre grow and develop over the first five years of the BID with these people at the helm.”

The board will now work together to achieve the aims and objectives set out in the BID’s five-year business plan.

This includes marketing Warrington town centre as a destination to the more than 100,000 residents who live within a 10-mile radius of Warrington, increasing footfall through the promotion of a single brand for the town and the creation of a new business-led agenda to provide a voice for all businesses across the town centre.

The BID is funded by town centre firms who all pay a levy. Each of these got to vote in who should take up roles on the new board.

n For more about the organisation and its ambitions visit warringtonbid.co.uk.