Newquay BID names new chair

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Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) has announced Jane Hawkey as its new chair.

Hawkey, who has been a BID director since the organisation’s inception and is also the director of Fistral Leisure, assumes the role from Veryan Armstrong, who stepped down in April.

Meanwhile, local businessman and former mayor Andy Hannan has joined the BID board, following the resignation of Councillor John Fitter in June.

BID Manager Eve Wooldridge said: “Veryan has been a key driver and a continual supporter of the Newquay BID from its conception in 2010 and has had an undeniable positive impact on the shaping of the direction of the Newquay BID and its key projects.

“The board would all like to take this opportunity to thank Veryan for her support and wish her all the best for the future. We’re confident that Jane will continue this good work over year two of the BID project and are delighted to welcome Andy Hannan to the team.”

Newquay BID now has 11 board members and will continue with these until May 2013 when all members will be up for re-election.

The BID board continues to meet on a six weekly basis, and the minutes and operational updates will soon be posted on www.newquaybid.co.uk, set to go live in August.