The York BID Board oversees the delivery of the BID initiatives set out in the BID business plan. As outlined in the Company Articles of Association, the Board is comprised of representatives from levy-paying business and representatives from the local authority and Make It York. The BID Executive Director, responsible for the delivery of the BID business plan, supports the Committee and works with the BID team to implement programmes and projects.
Chair - Hospitality Representative
Born and raised in York, Michael is a passionate advocate of the city and is a local high-profile chef and restaurateur who runs two firmly-established award-winning restaurants in the city. Michael is the owner of local hospitality businesses the Chopping Block and Walmgate Ale House, he also directs and manages the York Food and Drink Festival which focuses on the promotion of Yorkshire food and food education and remains passionate about sourcing local produce. He has served as Director for Visit York Board and as Chairman and Secretary of York Hospitality Association.