Maeve England of Mogers Drewett has been appointed as the new Chair of the Bath Business Improvement District (BID) board.
She replaces Nigel Huxley of Waitrose who is stepping down from the BID board to pursue a new position at Waitrose in Bristol.
Maeve England has worked in Bath for 12 years and is a Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution team at Mogers Drewett. She has extensive experience of litigation, adjudication and mediation at the firm.
“I have been active and supportive within the local business community since I arrived in Bath,” she explained “I’m a passionate supporter of the Bath BID, which is an incredibly important body for the city’s business community, with a committed board.
I’m relishing the opportunity of helping to take the Bath BID forward and building on Nigel Huxley’s fine work as Chair. I feel honoured to be invited to the Chair and I’m focussed on working with other board members, businesses and the BID team to ensure the BID continues to deliver.”
Outgoing Chair Nigel Huxley said “I’ll regret leaving Bath and the Bath BID, but I’m proud of what has been achieved. The BID is in safe hands with Louise Prynne as Chief Executive and Maeve England taking over my role as Chair. . I’m particularly proud that the BID has demonstrated its ability to embrace a wide range of businesses and work collaboratively to ensure that all stakeholders are getting the benefit.
“Maeve has great integrity, and her job as a disputes resolution lawyer means that; in terms of someone who can work collaboratively, she is well placed to continue our approach and oversee the BID.
Nothing significant will change with my departure as Maeve and I have been working together for the last six months, so the transition will be seamless and I will be keeping in touch when I leave in June.”