Emma Carey and Mark Blankstone among new faces on BID board

Liverpool Commercial District BID oversees the city’s commercial district and a number of local business people are joining its board

Emma Carey
MSB managing partner Emma Carey is to join the Commercial District BID operating board


A number of new faces will join Liverpool BID Company’s Commercial District BID operating board.

They will include Matthew Ashton, director and chartered architect, MgMaStudio; Mark Blankstone, owner, Blankstone Opticians; Emma Carey, managing partner, MSB Solicitors; Teleri Davies, head of events, Downtown in Business; Andrew Kingsley, director, Kingsley Recruitment; James Kirk, managing director, Kaleidoscope; Phil Malthouse, board member, Brock Carmichael architects; Ian McCarthy, director, Liverpool Vision; and Andy Webster, consultant, MHA Moore and Smalley.

Sue Darwell, area property manager at Bruntwood, also joins the board, replacing Colin Forshaw, Bruntwood regional director.

They join the current board members led by chair, Julie Johnson, partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, and newly-appointed deputy chair, Sean Keyes, from Sutcliffe, and a dedicated BID team led by Liverpool BID Company chief executive, Bill Addy.

Commercial District BID incorporates the area in and around Castle Street, Old Hall Street and St Paul’s Square, and is the commercial core of the city, home to many of our professional and financial services sectors, and a key contributor to the city region economy.

Mr Addy said: “Our new board members share in our vision and ambition to improve the city centre for all – making it a cleaner, safer and thriving environment which is attractive to investors, developers, established commercial businesses and which encourages the creation and growth of new businesses.

“Their appointment to the board is a reflection of business commitment to the BID, and their level of expertise fills me with great confidence as we step into 2019. I would like to personally welcome them into the BID family.

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