Poole Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to announce the appointment of a New Director. Joanne Bateman Owner of Quayside Emporium on Poole Quay was voted onto the board at January’s board meeting.
Joanne is excited about joining the Board of the Poole Business Improvement District saying “This is an exciting time and being part of this new BID is a challenge I welcome being part of and I am hoping that I can enhance the opportunities for all the businesses within the area.”
Jo went on to say “I will be able to present an alternative voice to the improvement of an area I grew up in. I have raised my family here and it has been my home all my life. I worked as a supermarket manager for twenty years close to the area previously, plus working in social services. Now I am even more passionate about Poole, having owned my own business here for the last 18 months. My business, Quayside Emporium, is a family run business, which welcomes people from the whole community, also allowing dogs and having great disabled access. We have up to 100 traders from the local community, all trading under one roof. This allows me to speak with many people from the area, giving me a good idea of what the community wants and the changes needed.”
BID Chair Jonathan Sibbett commented “We are so pleased to welcome another strong voice to the Board and look forward to working with Jo on this a great time to be part of the future of Poole. The BID is a fantastic opportunity to improve Poole and for businesses to work together. I think it is vital that we remember how lucky we are to be in Poole, we have many assets such as the beautiful Poole Harbour, fantastic tourism group and a great community. Working as a collective will bring the vibrancy back to Poole.”
The BID has already started on some major projects from their ambitious business plan and BID Manager Carlie Palmer commented “Jo is a great addition to the BID board. We are already working on Christmas 2017 and major projects such as BID area WIFI and Cost savings for our levy payers. Watch this space as we have loads of projects we are soon to launch.”