About The BID
The BID Team
Meet the team who oversee the development, delivery and promotion of the BID’s projects, programmes and services.
The BID Board
The York BID company is governed by a voluntary Board of directors and advisors who provide strong governance, strategic direction and ensure oversight and scrutiny of the delivery of the BID business plan. The Board is made up of influential representatives from the key business sectors, partner organisations and levy paying businesses in the city centre. The Board meets bi-monthly and copies of board minutes are available to levy-paying members on request.
Michael Hjort (Chair)
Owner of Walmgate Ale House
Managing Partner, Harrowells Solicitors
Director, York Minster Fund
General Manager, Middletons Hotel
Strategic Partner & Director, Grays Court
Store Manager, Boots
Associate Director, Browns Department Store
Managing Director, Make It York
Cllr. Pete Kilbane
Deputy Leader, City of York Council
Chief Executive, Officer York Explore Libraries
Owner of Galtres Lodge Hotel & Forest Restaurant
Owner of Orchid Vegan Restaurant
Residents Representative (Advisor)
Board positions are refreshed every two years as per the company articles of association. Applications for Board positions will be considered by acting Directors, based on their suitability for the roles available. An annual general meeting is typically held in June of each year, where any new elections will then be ratified by company members and levy paying businesses are invited to feedback on the company’s performance.
To apply to become a BID Director your company must register as a member of York BID. Please contact a member of the team to register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.