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Who's Who

Operational Team

  • Claudia Moore - Chief Operating Officer
  • Paul Mills - Operational Manager
  • Tom Dalkins - Communications Assistant
  • Emma Churchill - Projects and Events Management
  • Helen Toft - Admin Support

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.

Steve Newstead  

Steve Newstead - Chair

Location: Westham Road

"I have lived in Weymouth for 14 years and for the last 6 years I have been running the very successful William Henry, one of the two Wetherspoon pub and restaurants in the town. The other being the Swan run by my wife Kim.  I feel Weymouth is the’ Jewel of the South Coast’.  The BID could really ensure that Weymouth town achieves its full business potential."

Contact Steve at chair@weymouthbid.co.uk

Ian Ferguson  

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.

Simon Newport  

Simon Newport

First Group
Location: Weymouth Bus Depot

"I live with my family in Weymouth, and I would like Weymouth to have a vibrant and successful future for them to enjoy.  

The vast majority of my customers travel to Weymouth as their destination, and I want Weymouth to have a vibrant and successful future to encourage more people to travel to Weymouth as their destination."

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."

Julia Cohen  

Julia Cohen

Weymouth College
Location: Melcombe Avenue

Julia has 35 years commercial business management & retail experience with 25 of those uniquely linked to education. She has lived in Weymouth for 17 years and has worked at Weymouth College for 10.

As Head of External Partnerships at Weymouth College, Julia is the College link for business and commercial activity. The College is passionate about supporting local economic growth, working closely with business owners to develop the skills of their employees with Apprenticeships. Also to prepare our full time students to become their workforce of the future.

“Moving to Weymouth was the best move we ever made, what a beautiful part of the country! When I was asked to join the BID board, I didn’t hesitate. As an educationalist, I feel that The College is key to providing the training for young and adult learners in Weymouth. I’m happy to work with a team that believe in growing our vibrant and dynamic town”.

George Flood



George Flood

1652 Coffee Bar

Location: St Alban Street


Jennifer Owen  

Jennifer Owen

Marks and Spencer
Location: St Mary's Street

I am the Store Manager of Marks and Spencer Weymouth, having worked for the company for 9 years. I moved to the southwest from the northwest with the comany in 2015. I am delighted to be a Director for Weymouth BID and am looking forward to gaining experience and supporting the team.


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