Jacqui Rock has a wealth of knowledge about the high street, and with a background in project management, marketing, collaboration and as an investment bank manager with JPMorgan, Jacqui’s immediate priority is work with the levy payers to understand their needs and deliver on them.
Wendy brings over 30 years of experience within the tourism, leisure and sports industry. Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge on developing and promoting destinations. With over 10 years working for the Los Angeles Tourist Board, and as part of a small team was instrumental in increasing brand awareness and portfolio of visitors to LA.
Georgina Bartlett is co-founder and Managing Director of leading international specialist maritime communications agency, Saltwater Stone. Founded in 1991, the company provides global PR, marketing, media buying and social media services to International maritime brands.
With a background in creating and driving PR strategy Georgina is a disciplined organiser.
‘As well as running a business in the Poole BID area, I have lived in Poole for over 30 years and am passionate about the town and its opportunities. I am keen to ensure that the 2021-2026 Business Plan is delivered for the benefit of the BID levy payers.’
Sara St George is Deputy CEO at Lighthouse, one of the UK’s largest regional art centres. Lighthouse is a charity, and it brings in over £12m economic benefit to Poole each year.
With a background in strategy, governance, marketing, fundraising, inner city regeneration, culture and tourism, Sara is ideally placed to support the delivery of the Business Plan.
“I have lived in Poole for over 20 years, and I am delighted to be able to play a part in driving forward the BID ambitions on behalf of levy payers."
Councillor Steve Baron - Lead Member Poole Rejuvenation & Regeneration Chairman of Poole Heritage Action Zone
Ward Councillor for Parkstone.
“I was born in Poole and passionate about the town. Having run businesses most of my life locally, I understand the pressures and challenges faced by the business community.
I am delighted to be involved with the BID, making Poole an even better place”.
Councillor Philip Broadhead - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Development, Growth & Regeneration Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.
Nikki Honer, Head of Marketing and Communications at more bus. I have worked in the bus industry for over 30 years and fully understand that our services are an essential service and lifeline to so many people in the region, connecting them with work, health, education, and leisure.
More bus actively supports the role of the high street and the community around us. We are central to the Poole BID area.
I would love to see Poole thrive in the future and am keen to work with the other BID directors to do our best for BID levy payers.
Kris is the founder and CEO of Brewhouse and Kitchen, the UK's largest Brewpub operators with 23 venues nationally . Kris is an experienced sector investor, but also has with an extensive background a Director level for Greene King plc. Kris is also a non-executive director of the Cobbs Farm Shop & Dining Group. Brewhouse and Kitchen has twice won the pub sectors "Best Employer" in the last 4 years and in 2022 was voted the UK's best "Pub Brand."
“I am passionate about Hospitality and Retail, these sectors have had incredible challenges over the last 3 years and are now evolving quickly in a challenging market. I have lived and worked in the area for 17 years, and believe Poole BID has a genuine opportunity to improve the business landscape for levy payers, can leverage the attraction of Poole, it's history and setting, by pulling together with local business, council and other bodies to "raise the tide and lift all boats”.