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MEET THE BID TEAM

Melissa Hughes - Chief Executive Officer

Melissa joined the BID team in June 2020 after spending most of her career in strategic Marketing, HR and Operations roles within the property industry. She also has experience in Retail, Hospitality and Education. Her expertise is in identifying business needs and leading the way in business transformation across both B2B and B2C sectors.

Melissa is the designated point of contact for B2B, professional services and office-based businesses in the BID area.

Fun Fact: Melissa has moved home 19 times in her life so far and is a big fan of organising kitchen cupboards!

Alison Drummond - Operations Manager

Alison joined the BID team in March 2020 after 10 years as Events Manager for Oxford City Council. Alison is an expert in events management and operations, including security management, health and safety, legislation, and best practice. She is a dedicated and tenacious member of the team and a brilliant relationship-builder, who will do everything in her power to support businesses and make things happen for them.

Alison is the designated point of contact for leisure and hospitality businesses in the BID area.

Fun Fact: Alison once worked as a TV presenter in Bolivia!

Kirsty Lemberger - Business & Marketing Support Officer

The newest team member to join the BID, Kirsty brings a wealth of marketing and account management experience after working for a leading marketing agency in the North East. Working across both B2B and B2C accounts, Kirsty had a large client portfolio, including popular London restaurant chains, hotels, and one of the ‘Big-Four’ B2B companies.

Kirsty is the designated point of contact for healthcare, education, hair and beauty and club membership businesses in the BID area.

Fun Fact: Kirsty was primarily brought up in Cyprus and has also lived in Spain and Gibraltar!

Shaun Limpus - Senior Town Ranger

A Newbury local since birth, Shaun has worked within security and supply chain management since the start of his career. As the longest serving member of the BID team, Shaun joined the BID from Parkway after working as part of their security team for some years. If you haven’t already, you will no doubt see Shaun and his friendly face around town carrying out his daily concierge and business support duties or removing chewing gum from the streets!

Shaun is the designated point of contact for retail businesses in the BID area.

Fun Fact: Shaun is an avid Speedway enthusiast and is a qualified Motorsports Marshall!

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