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  1. A not-for-profit Company manages the BID. We are looking for volunteers to join the team. Any levy payer or voluntary contributor can stand to be elected onto the Board. All Board member positions are voluntary and do not receive payment.
  2. This Company is Limited by Guarantee, which means the members’ liability is limited to £1.00 each. The Directors have their regulatory liability covered by Directors & Officers insurance.
  3. This structure ensures that the Board of Directors is fully accountable to BID levy-payers and is controlled by BID levy-paying organisations. All the levy paying businesses are entitled to become the members of the company and all registered members are entitled to vote at the AGM and those meetings include the appointment of the Board of Directors.
  4. A suitable rotation policy has been developed. Additional members may be co-opted, as required.
  1. The Board is elected from the members to create a representative, business-led group to oversee the financial, managerial and operational activities of the BID.
  2. Subject to consultation with the businesses, the Board shall have the ability to vary service delivery and expenditure allocation according to changing demands of the levy payers or when substantial changes to economic circumstances impact on the BID area. However, any change to the BID boundary or to the levy rate would require an additional ‘alteration’ ballot.
  3. The Board meets at least six times per year and receive both management and financial reports at each meeting. They communicate regularly with  levy-payers on key issues, particularly including progress against the Business Plan.
  4. All BID levy-payers are entitled to attend meetings of the Board to raise any matter and the Board would also follow industry best-practice in the following areas:
    1. Being subject to independent, accredited, external audit, leading to the production and submission of an Annual Report, annual accounts and the submission of statutory financial and corporation tax returns
    2. Producing regular updates to BID levy-payers
    3. Allowing the rotation of Board representatives as required via elections



Who's Who



Operational Team BID 2

  • Helen Toft - Executive Support Assistant - helentoft@weymouthbid.co.uk
  • Kelly Davies - Office Support Assistant - kellydavies@weymouthbid.co.uk


Job Descriptions 

Chief Operating Officer Job Description

Executive Support Assistant Job Description

Weymouth BID Board

Weymouth BID Ltd is the Management Board set up to manage the BID Business plan and provide the strategic direction of the BID over its 5-year term.

BID Levy payers are entitled to join the Board as Voluntary Directors through an election process at the Annual General Meeting. Details of this process are written into the constitution.

The Board is supported by an Operational Team led by the BID Manager that administer and deliver the business plan based on the strategic direction of the board.

Most Recent Annual Report:


Weymouth BID Annual Business Report 2016-2017


AGM 2019 People Standing for Election

RIchard Lamb

Ian Ferguson

Tamsin Mutton-McKnight

Jonathan Oldroyd

Lynne Fisher

Roger Stockley




Richard Lamb - Chairman

Owner - Nothe Tavern 

Location: South Side of the Harbour

I am delighted to be involved in the Weymouth BID and as a relative newcomer to the town I recognise the need for Weymouth to have all year round appeal.

I believe this can only happen with the levy payers pulling together through the BID. This should encourage people to visit and revisit this amazing cultural and historic town. The history of the town is also its future.

I encourage BID payers and the wider town to become engaged so we can all enjoy and benefit from a vibrant town.

My pledge as a Board member, is to have full transparency and ensure all documents are open for public view.


Ian Ferguson - Vice Chair

Weyline Taxis

Location: Trinity Street

I have been in business since the early eighties primarily in the Private Hire/Taxi industry, I co-own and manage Weyline Taxis and Bee Cars. I have lived in Weymouth for the past 8 Years and believe passionately that Weymouth is a great place to work and live and will continue to be a great place if we all work together.

Tamsin Mutton McKnight  

Tamsin Mutton McKnight

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Location: Lodmoor

"I’m delighted to be part of the Weymouth BID board because I want to support developing the town to benefit the businesses operating there and the residents of the area."


Stephen Bassett


Location: Westham Road

I've lived in Weymouth for 25 years, I own the Londis stores on Abbotsbury Road, Westham Road and the Rock and Fudge Shop on the Esplanade. I also own three other Londis stores outside Weymouth, but Weymouth is my base and home.

I'm passionate about the BID as I believe it delivers mutual benefit for lots of businesses in Weymouth. I like the fact the BID isn't steered by local politics or national government policy. Its our money and can be spent in our town on our projects.



Dennis Spurr

Fantastic Sausage Factory

Location: St Mary Street

My Name is Dennis Spurr, I have lived here, in Weymouth for over 25 years and traded here for 20 years. I am originally from London and ran the largest independent butcher's in the country. I was regional controller for Safeways for 15 years. I just love Weymouth.



Chris Truscott


Location: St Mary Street

Following a successful career working for some of the world's best known brands in senior commercial and director roles, I decided to return and settle on the South Coast. I now own and operate McDonald's restaurants within Dorset and am located in Weymouth.

I passionately believe that Weymouth has a unique opportunity to capitalise on the natural assets that the area has to offer and that is our role as local businesses to play our part in extolling the virtues of the town. Through working in partnership with all local stakeholders, all businesses in the area can benefit by ensuring that Weymouth continues to be a vibrant and attractive destination for both locals and visitors to enjoy whilst supporting our local economy.


Jonathan Oldroyd

Gloucester House Bed and Breakfast

Location: The Esplanade

Jonathan is the owner of Gloucester House Bed and Breakfast, on The Esplanade.

Jonathan has a strong commercial background, in the Hotel and Events Industry, where he has worked for the past 28 years, in General and Regional Management roles, for a range of large National Hotel Chains, across the UK. During his career, Jonathan has always been a key stakeholder in the towns and cities he worked in, and always worked tirelessly to improve the business community and wider community at large.

Jonathan is passionate about the BID and its work to make Weymouth more successful and to ensure that it remains a safe, attractive and vibrant town. Local businesses working together will have a much bigger impact than any single business could ever achieve and by making Weymouth more successful, we will all help our own businesses to be more successful.


Lynne Fisher

St Johns Guesthouse

Location : Dorchester Road

Lynne lives in Weymouth with her husband Andy and daughter Chloe, owning and running St Johns Guest house since November 2017. Lynne has a strong background in the NHS as a nurse and midwife, in senior management positions, which she finds has prepared her well for the hospitality industry. Patients and guest often have very similar needs that the caring approach can provide.

She loves Weymouth, and still can't quite believe how lucky she is to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. It is for this reason that ishe is pleased to represent other similar businesses on the BID Board and do her part to ensure Weymouth both maintains its traditional seaside feel but also grows and develops further. It is vital that both the local community and visitors to Weymouth equally feel the benefits and successes that the BID approach can bring.

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Roger Stockley

Belles Bakery

Location : St Mary's Street

I am from Weymouth.

I was born in Portwey Hospital, went to St John's C of E Primary School and Weymouth Grammar School. My family have been baking in Weymouth since the 1960's and I have been baking since school.

I believe Weymouth, with its beach, harbour side and nature reserve which bring in over 1.2 million visitors a year, is in a very strong position moving forward, despite the current economic climate that has adversely affected retail on the high streets in towns right across the country.

My view is that Weymouth BID's role should be to 'preserve and improve' what  we already have in Weymouth and I strongly believe that role can only be fulfilled successfully by re-engaging and fully consulting with the levy payers. 



Ron Challiss

The Waterloo Public House

Location : Grange Road

Ron joined the BID Board in June 2019 and is keen to represent the businesses in his area of the town.



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