mel richardson consultancy

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:

Why it pays to have your BID accredited


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 and go to

Business Regulatory Support

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 and find out what businesses are saying about this innovative new service.

Working with BID Camborne

Mel is delighted to have helped BID Camborne with their renewal. Congratulations, Camborne on a successful vote at the close of ballot on 1st December 2016.  Good luck with your second term starting in April 2017. See for details.

Simon Hendra, Owner of Hendra Health Stores and Lemon Street Market, Truro

‘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.’


Chris Pomfret, former Chairman, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

‘Mel was a founder member of the new LEP team for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The role of the LEP was defined but not much more.  Mel was a key member of the team that got this project up and running. Given the nature of the LEP, a private sector run body needing to follow public sector rules, it was essential that we ensured we had the right processes and procedures and a robust governance model. Mel led all of this work impeccably.’

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