We are delighted to report that Julie Gingell, our Director of Marketing and Business Development, is expanding her work in the regional community as a director of the St Albans Business Improvement District (BID).
St Albans BID is a not for profit organisation that supports the trading environment in the local area, with funding generated by a levy that the local businesses pay to the BID. There are currently over 200 BIDs in the UK, generating over £65 million annually to improve local facilities and services. You can read more about BIDs on the gov.uk website.
Now in its 2nd year of its first five year term, the BID is already having a positive impact on our city through its five work streams: awareness about St Albans as a destination; leisure events to attract visitors; enhancing the appearance of the city; increasing the network of local business members; and day-to-day administration.
Alongside her career at SA Law, Julie has been a keen contributor to a range of local organisations that either help or promote the commercial interests of the region. She is currently a director and member of Wenta, a social enterprise providing support for local businesses, and is also a member of the St Albans professional services hub ‘City of Expertise’. Julie has also held the posts of Director and Chair of Watford Chamber of Commerce.
We wish Julie well in this additional post, which continues SA Law’s long tradition of taking a highly active role in the regional community.
Helen Burridge, Manager of St Albans BID comments: “Julie’s in-depth knowledge of the local business community will bring huge benefit to our organisation. She has a strong network of contacts, and a keen understanding of the opportunities, challenges and practicalities of doing business in our region. We’re delighted to have her on board.”
Julie comments: “I’m really looking forward to being more actively involved, and working closely with the BID team and the range of local businesses that it serves.”