Professional Development Day 11th April 2019

Following the success of last year’s Professional Development Day we are delighted to announce that the 2019 event will take place in Watford on Thursday 11th April at the Jury’s Inn, Watford. 

Developing places through partnerships 

Hosted alongside Watford BID, the day will provide an opportunity to learning more about place management by studying Watford as an exemplar of how a Local Authority, BID and a major real estate investment trust can come together to make things happen.

There will also be a session on effective methods in measuring the health of your town centre. Tesco will also be announcing their updated guidance on how they vote in BID ballots.

The informative day will also provide opportunities to discuss topical industry affairs, share ideas and much more.

To secure your place, please email or call 0845 112 0118


- Welcome - Peter Taylor, Mayor of Watford

- Setting the scene - Barroness Dorothy Thornhill 

- Watford BID as a destination - Maria Manion, Chief Executive, Watford BID

- The regeneration of Watford - Nick Fenwick, Deputy Managing Director, Watford Borough Council

- Property management and partnerships - Nicki Costello, Intu

- Measuring the health of your town centre - Emily Richards & Lee Walker, Savills Place Shaping & Marketing

- Tescos updated BID voting criteria -  BID,  Ian Hayes - Business Rates & BIDs Manager, Tesco

- Q&A session

- Lunch

- Study tour of the Watford BID area

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