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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Falmouth BID

Mel is pleased to be working with Richard Wilcox and the Board of Falmouth BID on their third term renewal. Businesses in Falmouth will have the opportunity to give their views on a BID 3 in May 2018 ahead of a November/December 2018 ballot. For more information on Falmouth BID go to

St Ives BID

Mel is pleased to be working with Carl Lamb and the Board of St Ives BID on exploring the appetite of businesses in the town for a second term BID. Businesses in St Ives will have the opportunity to give their views on a BID 2 in September 2018 ahead of a March/April 2019 ballot. For more information on St Ives BID go to:

Martin Mullaney, Kings Heath BID town centre manager

‘Kings Heath BID used Mel Richardson Consultancy for its reballot in January 2018. With Mel’s guidance, we had our most successful result ever.

Mel worked above and beyond what the original contract requested. As well as guiding us through our reballot, she assisted us in reviewing our governance structures, which included her rewriting our Articles of Association. Even with the ballot over, Mel is still giving us guidance, with issues such as our Operating Agreement with the council.

I would strongly recommend using Mel Richardson Consultancy in any BID related matter.’


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


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 last year’s event:

Check out the 2018 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 delighted to have worked alongside Martin Mullaney as part of the team that secured Kings Heath’s third term BID renewal. Congratulations to Martin and the Board of Kings Heath BID on a great result and a strong mandate going forward into a third term.

For more information and to find out what Kings Heath BID will be delivering go to

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.’


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