Be a Part of the Blackburn BID

Your Blackburn BID Manager

Catherine Price

M: 07860 952352  T: 01254 265163



As a Blackburn BID member there are lots of ways you can take part in helping the town centre revive and thrive.

Executive Board Members

Each year the Executive Board approves a 12 month business plan based on the annual objectives set out by the five year plan in the BID business plan voted for by the potential BID levy payers in 2018.

The Executive Board meets for approximately 2 hours on a bi-monthly basis to discuss town centre issues and the delivery of the business plan.  The BID Manager reports in to this meeting where the members receive reports and proposals from the steering groups and progress updates and priority issues for lobbying.

Board Members may be asked to represent the BID at wider town centre meetings and events and be asked to make statements on behalf of the BID.

Meet our Blackburn BID Executive Board Members

Blackburn BID Executive Board Members are appointed at each AGM.  Your Executive Board Members for 2021 are:

Nicola Clayton,

Chair, Director of Business Development and External Engagement at Blackburn College




Loraine Jones,

Vice-Chair, General Manager of The Mall Blackburn





Cllr Phil Riley,

Executive Member for Growth and Development, Blackburn with Darwen Council



John McEwan

Store Manager of Primark




Charlotte Gardiner

Store Manager of Marks & Spencer



The Very Revd. Peter Howell-Jones,

Dean of Blackburn Cathedral




Paul Mason,

Chair of Blackburn Community CVS




Pele Mathauda,

owner of Pelle Menswear




Eileen Murphy,

Brand Manager at McDonalds




James Streets,

District Manager at TKMaxx



Duane Jeffers

Aspirations, Skills & Employability Service Manager at Blackburn Youth Zone



Rachel Baker




Elaine Jennings

Age UK BwD

Levy Payers

Levy Payers are businesses within the designated BID area with a rateable value of £10,000 and above.  Levy invoices are issued in January each year with a copy of the previous year’s annual report and details of the AGM.


  • Entitled to be nominated for the Executive BID Board
  • Regular news updates
  • Free listing on the Experience Blackburn App and free advertising
  • Free advice and support with promoting and marketing your business
  • Membership of the BBAC (Blackburn Business against Crime) & opportunity to obtain radio with link to town centre security and police.
  • BBAC training, updates and anti-social behaviour forums
  • Opportunities for free training courses
  • Invitation to town centre discussions, meetings, promotional events and previews

Be Part of It!

Are you a town centre trader within the BID area but not currently large enough to pay a levy?

To receive all the benefits above, why not become a Voluntary Levy Payer by making a minimum annual donation of £50? To apply please email or download the application form here

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