mel richardson consultancy

Service – Solutions – Results

Mel Richardson Consultancy provides project management and project development services to organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors and bespoke support for the successful development and delivery of Business Improvement District (BID) schemes.

We provide a professional, friendly and flexible service to ensure your projects are developed and delivered on time, within budget and most importantly with great results.

For a list of services and examples of what we can do for you, please click here.

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John Kneller, Chair of St Austell BID

‘St Austell BID was successfully renewed in December 2017, we worked with Mel throughout the process and she provided first class support with both technical advice and marketing knowledge. Mel also has a great network and relationships with key decision makers and influencers which added value to our local efforts. Totally professional, integrates into a team and delivers – can’t recommend highly enough.’

Good governance 2017

Proud to have had the opportunity to attend and present a workshop on Good Governance at the British BIDs National Conference 2017 at Cambridge in October.

See pictures from this year’s event:

Check out the 2017 Nationwide BID Survey:

Working with St Austell BID

Mel was pleased to work with Annette Miller on St Austell BID’s second term renewal.

Congratulations to Annette and the BID Board on a successful renewal result with 75% of businesses voting ‘yes’ to a second term.

To read the press release go to: and

For more information on St Austell BID and the second term business plan click on

Working with Kings Heath

Mel is pleased to be working with Martin Mullaney on Kings Heath’s 3rd term BID renewal ballot on 15th February 2018.  Visit for details.

Carole Edwards, Cassplus

‘We were connected to Mel as a result of receiving our first grant through Lottery. Mel provided consultancy support to review and build our business plan. She didn’t know much about our small charity prior to our initial meeting, but she very quickly ‘got’ us! She works with clarity and respect but I also felt that she had our very best interests at heart. She was enthusiastic and genuinely interested to work with us. I know I can go back to her for support or business advice in the future and very much value her cross sector expertise – more than that, though, she is a thoroughly nice person and lovely to work with! I would recommend her services without reservation.’

Alun Jones, Truro BID Manager

Mel has expertise with Business Improvement District initial set up, governance and compliance along with specialist knowledge of BID renewals.  She really does understand how to make the best progress when knitting together business and local authority partners. I would thoroughly recommend Mel to any BID area with absolute confidence that she will deliver 100% professionalism and commitment to any given project.’


Mel Martin, BID Camborne Manager

BID Camborne has no hesitation in recommending Mel Richardson Consultancy to any other BID looking for renewal support.  Mel understands the technical aspects of BIDs and renewal.  She also understands the challenges of a BID as she runs one herself.  Mel has the right personality and skills to undertake renewal work as she is tenacious, committed, friendly, organised and can work both on her own and as part of a team’

Mark Luxton, Regulatory Services Manager, Cornwall Council

‘Mel played a vital role in helping us to shape and implement Cornwall Council’s new Business Regulatory Support Service, whereby local businesses can access regulatory support and information from one place. She was driven, efficient, a competent team player and added value to the project’

Working with Totally Truro

Mel is delighted to have helped Truro BID win their 3rd term. Congratulations to Alun, Charla and Sian on an outstanding result. For more information go to

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