Swansea BID

About

Since our inception in 2006, as the first BID in Wales and one of the first in the UK, we have been leading the way to help make new things happen in Swansea city centre. Our ambition has always been to drive the BID area forward with powerful and productive partnerships, to transform the area and provide inspirational leadership. We instigate new ideas and amplify existing initiatives through informed and innovative investment.

Who we are

Swansea BID is one of the most exciting initiatives developed by the city centre’s business community. Its establishment in 2006 and its successful ballots in 2011, 2016 and 2021 reflected a shared ambition to create and grow, and a drive to put Swansea city centre on the map. Swansea BID is at the forefront of implementing key ideas, initiatives and investment to make the BID area a better place to shop, visit, study, stay and do business.

We are proud to have been the first BID in Wales to become British BIDs accredited in 2011 and have worked hard to maintain it ever since, to maintain our positioning in the top 20% of BIDs in the UK. We are also very proud to been awarded compliance with The BID Foundation Industry Standards and were the first BID in Wales to hold this, alongside British BIDs accreditation. These national accolades and accreditations provide reassurance that we are a well-run organisation that businesses should have confidence in.

Meet

The team

Russell Greenslade

Chief Executive

Andrew ' Duggie' Douglas

Head of Operations

Brendan Bottomley

Evening & Night Time Economy Coordinator

Steve Gallagher

Business Crime Reduction Manager*
*External consultant

The Rangers

We contribute towards the ranger scheme in partnership with our local authority.

Adrian McGrath

City Centre Ranger

Damian Edgell

Senior City Centre Ranger

Ryan Williams

City Centre Ranger

Emma Duggan

City Centre Ranger

Mike Cross

City Centre Ranger

Daniel Watkins

City Centre Ranger

Street Team

Rhys Jonah

Cleansing Opperative

Current Board Members

Peter Lynn, Chair

Peter Lynn & Partners Solicitors

Lisa Hartley, Vice Chair

Quadrant Shopping Centre Manager

Matthew Clements, Company Secretary

Clements Jones Accountants

Andrew Downie

Netbop Technologies

Professor Ian Walsh

University of Wales Trinity St David

Bruno Nunes

Creative Hospitality Group

Christopher Barnes

Mr Dapper

Richard Jones

Moda

Cllr Rob Stewart

Leader of Swansea Council

Andrew Parry-Jones

Coastal Housing Group

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies

Cabinet Member of Swansea Council

Lisa Mart

Ambassador Theatre Group / Swansea Arena

Ian Morgan

Morganstone & Kartay Holdings

Police & Crime Commissioner

Partnership Award

ATCM Awards

Best Marketing & Branding Scheme

ATCM Awards

Night Time Economy Management

ATCM Awards

Best Business Support

ATCM Awards

Partnership of the year

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