Chippenham BID appoints new deputy chair

By Anita Jaynes on May 05, 2015

Ben Gregory, a director at Digiprint, has been appointed the Deputy Chair of the Chippenham Business Improvement District (BID). Mr Gregory will be working closely alongside Chair of the BID Melody Thompson, who is Director of 24-7 Staffing.

“I’m delighted to be offered the position of deputy-chair for the Chippenham BID and have been involved with obtaining a BID for Chippenham Town Centre since the beginning,” said Ben Gregory. “Having worked with the Bath BID and experienced the fantastic work and benefits to the local economy there, it was essential that Chippenham got similar investment for quality Town promotions and events.

“I feel Chippenham is on the verge of some very exciting developments and as we are the largest town in Wiltshire outside of Swindon, Chippenham is set for continued growth and investment. The BID will of course be dedicated to enhancing the current high street offer for residents and visitors and I am excited to be involved with the future projects.”

Speaking about the appointment, Carolyn Brownell, BID Manager said: “Ben’s appointment is important as Ben has considerable experience and represents the all-important independent retail sector. The Board is representative of the business community in Chippenham including national, local government and police. With the Board in place we can push on and start to ramp up delivery of the BID initiatives. I encourage all levy payers to engage with the BID. The success of the BID will be the success of Chippenham and its business community.”

Pictured above: Ben Gregory, Deputy Chair of Chippenham BID