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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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 is pleased to be working with Annette Miller on St Austell BID’s second term renewal.  The Business Plan will be issued in October 2017 with the ballot taking place throughout November 2017, closing on 7th December.  Visit

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

Supporting City of Lights

Mel is delighted to be a corporate sponsor of this year’s City of Lights 2016 lantern parade through Truro.

Says Mel: “City of Lights has always been a big part of our families’ Christmas in Truro.  So when the opportunity came up to sponsor the event, I jumped at the chance.  The fundraising team needs as much support as possible if we want this valuable community event to continue.  People think that it is all paid for by Council Tax, but that isn’t the case and if the community doesn’t contribute, then it will come to an end.”

If you want to give to the City of Lights, contact:

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