Gibbons takes on second BID role

Ged Gibbons, chief executive of Liverpool's retailer-led City Central BID, has extended his role to oversee the Commercial District BID, following the death of Paul Rice earlier his year.

David Guest, chairman of the Commercial District BID and director of Bruntwood, said: "It has been an extremely difficult time and the loss of Paul both professionally and personally hit the entire team hard. I am confident and pleased that Ged has accepted this interim role and have no doubt he will make a great contribution to our progress in the spirit that Paul would have intended and that our levy payers will want. "

The Commercial District BID is a designated area bounded by Leeds Street and the Strand around Old Hall Street and Castle Street. The area is home to around 700 businesses, which pay an annual levy to fund a range of activity designed to attract inward investment and maintain, develop and improve the area to make it a desirable place to work, live and do business.

Gibbons said: "It is a credit to Paul Rice, the Liverpool Commercial District Partnership and the team that so much has already been achieved and there is a great deal to build on to ensure we meet our objectives over the next four years. Paul created a lasting legacy for the area and I am delighted to be able to play a part in ensuring that the momentum is maintained and that his vision of making the Commercial District a truly world class business destination is realised."

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