Incoming BID Chairman Recognised in New Years Honours

Headline Date 07-01-2016

The newly appointed Chairman of the Victoria Business Improvement District has been awarded an MBE for his services to the business community.

Nigel Hughes, who has worked at Grosvenor for 30 years and is currently Estate Surveyor, was appointed as BID Chairman in December 2015. He was instrumental in the development of the BID as one of the founding partners and has served on the board as Vice-Chair since the BID was established in 2010.

At the BID Nigel has played a key role in leading the work to enhance the public spaces around Victoria, ensuring the multi-billion pound investment in the area is cohesive and makes Victoria an attractive destination for businesses and leisure visitors.

His tenure as Chairman is timely as 2016 is set to be a big year for Victoria. The BID will be unveiling several major projects across the area including an ambitious project around Terminus Place (the blighted gateway to the area immediately outside Victoria station).

Ruth Duston, Chief Executive of the Victoria Business Improvement District said:

“I have worked with Nigel for several years and he brings great wisdom, pragmatism, vision and experience to the Board. Nigel has been ahead of the pack in terms of understanding the importance of placemaking to businesses and works tirelessly to ensure the public ‘realm’ is cohesive with private developments and estates. He is a great asset to the Victoria BID and the businesses we represent.”

Nigel Hughes, Chairman of the Victoria Business Improvement District said:

“It is a great honour to be recognised for the work I do – it’s a job I love and although it’s a personal award, there is no better feeling than for the good work of Victoria BID to be rewarded in this humbling way. 

I am excited about my new role at the Victoria BID, leading our fantastic board and working with our executive team to deliver the priorities identified by businesses in the area. We have big ambitions at Victoria BID – 2016 will see the business community coalesce around shared goals focused on enhancing the public spaces we all want to enjoy and making Victoria a world class destination for businesses and leisure visitors.”

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