The Business Improvement District (PWP BID) of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership has appointed a new chief executive.
Jon Walton, who currently manages the Sovereign (Shopping) Center and assists with venue creation and regeneration in Weston-super-Mare, has taken on the role to help drive BID 2022-27 forward and develop the role of the PWP in the city.
One of his main tasks will be to develop links with the main players in the city.
This will include the BID’s involvement in city regeneration plans, such as Plymouth City Council’s Economic Plan, Plymouth Visitors Plan 2020-30 and the new Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.
Nick Buckland, Chairman of PWP, said: “BIDs have already had a huge impact in Plymouth and there is great potential to expand their role and make a significant difference to the future development of the city, and to help businesses to recovering from the impact of Covid- 19 pandemic.
“Jon recognizes the opportunities that the BIDs represent and I am delighted to have him join us. I look forward to working with him over the five exciting years ahead of us as we deliver on our new Waterfront BID business plan. “
Walton added: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Plymouth, taking the Waterfront BID to the next level, making a meaningful contribution to the city I have fallen in love with.
“I have benefited enormously from working in Southampton, Stirling and especially Weston-super-Mare, but have always regretted leaving Plymouth and look forward to meeting everyone involved in developing the Waterfront at the heart of the British town of Ocean.”