Some of those involved

    There are a number of businesses and organisations involved in considering a BID for Bradford and the BID Development Group are being supported by the following individuals.

    Ian Ward
    General Manager of The Broadway and Chair of the BID Development Group
    Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in the retail sector, beginning with leading high-street fashion and food brands, Marks & Spencer and Safeway. After managing Stafford Centre in East London since 2008, Ian became Centre Director at St John’s Shopping Centre, Liverpool in 2010. When the centre was sold to InfraRed Capital Partners, Ian oversaw St Johns’ multimillion pound redevelopment which saw footfall growing year-on-year through this period of huge transition. Ian’s time in Liverpool also saw him take up high profile roles elsewhere in the city, both as a non-executive director at St George’s Quarter and chairman of Liverpool City Central BID executive board. Through his role as part of the Board of Trustees for the charity, Ian also provided an advisory voice to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s Ronald McDonald House. In 2016, Ian crossed the Pennines to become General Manager of The Broadway Bradford. The hotly anticipated £260m development opened just months before his arrival, with Ian working to cement The Broadway’s position as the heart and soul of Bradford since his appointment. Recognising the centre’s key role in its community, once again, Ian has looked to assist developments across Bradford through other organisations. As the chair of the Bradford BID Development Group, and a member of Bradford Breakthrough, Ian has worked with many stakeholders to put forth ideas on how to build a sustainable and better future for the city. Ian is also a part of the Leadership Group Chamber of Commerce, and has been involved in community projects such as Project Search and One in a Million. He has also recently taken on an advisory role at a local school, utilising his years of experience to assist further developments all across the city.
    Dr Trevor Higgins
    Chief Executive of Bradford Breakthrough and Deputy Chair of the BID Development Group
    Trevor was born, bred and educated in Bradford. He worked for BT in various management roles for 45 years. Latterly he was the Regional Business Manager for BT and managed a team of 1200 engineers with a turnover of £30m and for the last ten years he was BT’s Regional Partnership Director. He left BT to become CEO of Bradford Breakthrough which is the large employers organisation lobbying for Bradford. He is also Chairman of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, Deputy Chair of Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, a Lay Member of The University of Bradford Council, Member of Bradford Chamber of Commerce Leadership Board and a Member of Bradford Producer City Place Board. Educated to Postgraduate level he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for services to businesses and communities across the region.
    Sandy Needham
    Chief Executive of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chair of the BID Development Group
    Sandy Needham is the Chief Executive of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, the leading business organisation for the Bradford, Leeds, York and North Yorkshire, offering lobbying and a large range of business services. The Chamber has created a fund to lend to companies, built managed offices and industrial units for growing businesses and created networks for specific sectors and areas of work e.g. manufacturing alliances. Earlier roles include working as a Company Secretary in a small company, Regional Manager with TV-am and Yorkshire Television, Regional Manager with NCH/Action for Children, Regional Director of Common Purpose and Chief Executive of Chamber Management Services Ltd and the Bradford Chamber. Sandy is a Trustee of the John Speak Foreign Languages Foundation and a non-executive director of Business Enterprise Finance Ltd, a community development finance institution lending to businesses. Other roles include being a member of the Bradford Producer City Board and the Prosperity Board and a Director of the Leeds Business Improvement District. Sandy also holds non-executive directorships with the British Chambers of Commerce, Yorkshire & Humber Chambers of Commerce and Bradford City of Film.
    Madelene Caine
    Office Manager of The Broadway and Secretary to the BID Development Group
    Starting out with a career in accounts, Madelene subsequently switched focus to office administration, secretarial and customer service roles and has worked within the FMCG, Recruitment and Healthcare industries. During 11 years with a successful Bradford based provider of specialist healthcare products and services, Madelene progressed up to senior management and was committed to the business until a spell of jury service convinced her she was ready for a change. In 2015, Madelene joined The Broadway as a founder member of the Management Team and in March 2017 was appointed as Bradford BID Secretary.
    Chris Gregory
    Director, Heartflood Place Management
    During his career, Chris has developed and led award-winning projects, including major town centre festivals, marketing campaigns and streetscene improvements. Chris has very strong links with the ATCM, having been an active member for over 15 years and having served as both regional secretary and chair. Chris also has strong links with other key industry bodies, being an active member of the Institute of Place Management and Revive & Thrive and is the Director of a successful and growing Place Management company.
    Martin Quantock
    Partner, Heartflood Place Management
    Martin’s career has included 17 years in retail, including roles in both branch & regional sales management with a major high street retail chain. He also draws upon 7 years of Public Sector management, having worked in both Licensing and Trading Standards departments and has a wealth of Place Management experience, having created and run the Cheltenham Business Partnership for a period of over 15 years. Amongst other key appointments, Martin has held the position of regional chair for the Association of Town & City Management and was elected as President of both the Gloucestershire & Cheltenham Chambers of Commerce.
    Chris Hollins
    Partner, Heartflood Place Management
    As well as an extensive retail career, followed by a founding role in the UK Place Management industry in the 1990’s, major projects which Chris has led on in the past 10 years include an Urban Regeneration Strategy for a wide area of Yorkshire, town centre transformation proposals for Stockton on Tees and the London Boroughs of Stratford & Bromley, and property acquisition advice to developers and the local authority in Stoke on Trent. Chris has also carried out advisory visits to clients in the USA, France, Italy, Japan and the Middle East and is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Place Management.

    BID Development Board

    Dawn Leak

    Bradford College

    Brian Cantor

    University of Bradford

    Michael Ryan

    Ginger Goose / City Vaults / Old Bank / Lord Clyde

    Gary Peacock

    Midland Hotel

    Dean Loughran

    National Media Museum

    Ajit Singh

    Kala Sangam

    Jane Dodd

    Napoleons Casino

    Ian Ward

    The Broadway

    Catherine Riley


    Catherine Furlong

    Forster Square Retail Park

    Dave Downes

    The Broadway

    Lynne Langan

    M & S

    Natasha Gunson


    Emma Doherty


    Matthew Hall


    Nick Quin

    Yorkshire Building Society 

    Alison Whalley

    Naylor Wintersgill

    Kamran Rashid

    30 Chapel St Ltd

    Sandy Needham

    Chamber of Commerce

    Dr Trevor Higgins

    Bradford Breakthrough

    Nick Chamberlain

    Gordons Solicitors

    Haigh Simpson

    Festival Publications / Assembly Bradford

    Diana Greenwood

    Visit Bradford

    David West

    Little Germany Action Group

    Mary Dowson

    Bradford Community Broadcasting

    Sonny Sharma

    Sharma Williamson

    Perry Austin-Clarke

    Yorkshire Media Partners

    Insp Beth Pagnillo

    West Yorkshire Police

    Jonny Noble

    Bradford Council

    Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw

    Bradford Council

    Adrian Deluca

    Mario’s Hairdressers

    Matt Lamont

    Foxduo Design

    Mark Cowgill

    Exa Networks

    Edin Rahic

    Bradford City FC

    Si Cunningham

    Bradford Civic Society