‘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’
‘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’
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: www.cityoflights.org.uk/
Consider getting your Business Improvement District accredited by British BIDs, the membership organisation for the industry. For more details read Mel Richardson’s September 2016 blog at http://www.britishbids.info/blog and go to http://www.britishbids.info/our-services/accreditation/
Cornwall Council have launched their Business Regulatory Support Service offering a single point of contact for businesses to access regulatory support across environmental health, trading standards, licensing and fire. Mel is delighted to have helped shape this new service. Go to www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk and find out what businesses are saying about this innovative new service.
‘I worked with Mel on the development of Cornwall’s first Business Improvement District in Truro.
With a concept so novel for the UK Mel worked extremely effectively in helping to guide the BID from inception to the final decisive ballot and beyond to a successful second term to ensure that the Truro BID became the nationally recognised success story that it is today.
Attention to detail, perseverance and diplomacy were essential qualities deployed to great effect in the City to bring the business community together with this successful and ongoing project.’