Who we are

The team develops programmes and services that aim to meet the proposed initiatives as outlined in the business plan.  Meet the people who plan, deliver and communicate work by the BID.    


The BID Team

From left to right, Chris Bush, Business Support Executive, Andrew Lowson, Executive Director and Carl Alsop, Operations Manager.

The office team oversee the development, delivery and promotion of the BID's projects, programmes and services.

Andrew Lowson

Executive Director

Andrew began his career undertaking commercial master planning and project management within the aviation and rail sectors.  He then moved into economic development for a government agency before becoming Managing Director of a York-based events company, where he helped double turnover and expanded operations in the UK.  Andrew brings experience of running a small business and understanding of working with multiple stakeholders on economic improvement programmes

Carl Alsop

Operations Manager

Having lived in York his whole life, Carl has spent the last 12 years in retail management running 5 different stores of various shapes and sizes. Carl uses this and his experience of running a local air cadet Sqn and a local sports club, to run the BIDs operations efficiently with a focus on customer service.

Chris Bush

Business Support Executive

Chris was involved in the set-up of 'Make It York', the city's first Destination Management Organisation (DMO), where he became an integral member of business support advice services for the city, assisting small and start-up businesses to realise their goals. Chris also worked as part of the team who proposed the establishment of a BID for York and led the campaign to a successful public vote in November 2015.

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