Jonny Birkett

Jonny Birkett is one of the UK’s leading place management specialists. After over a decade working as a town centre manager, BID director and chief executive, he now uses his expertise to help places create effective, pragmatic and innovative place management solutions. His work in Business Improvement Districts won him international recognition as the 2010…

Sarah Walters

As Managing Director of Made Public, Sarah drives a hard bargain, leads with the ferocity of a lion all whilst smiling sweetly; three attributes which more than likely led to her winning Havering Business Person of the Year in 2015. Sarah has an unrivalled knowledge in site regeneration, having paved the way for the creative rebirth…

Michelle Fitzgibbons

Sales and Marketing Manager for Land Management. Land Management own the Romford Shopping Hall which opened in 1933 and home to over 40 independent family owned shops. Over 25 years organising large scale events including Black Tie award ceremonies for the Public Sector, Eco Driving events, a fashion show for Princess Royal Trust for Carers…

Amy Stannard

Amy Stannard, Marks and Spencer, Romford Store Manager 16 years Retail experience. Worked for M+S for 2.5years as a Store Manager, previous Store Manager role was also Director for BID in previous Borough. Won Store Manager of the year for my region on my 1st year at M+S. Previously before M+S, 14years with the American Brand…

Sam Hamilton

Sam Hamilton, Member, Mullis & Peake LLP I am a Solicitor and Member at Mullis & Peake LLP.  The firm was established in Romford in 1902 and has maintained a presence in the town for over one hundred years. We enjoy a long-established reputation for reliable, high-quality legal services. I was born in Romford and…

Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor, Development & Finance Director, GBP Financial Solutions Since I was 12 years of age, selling is my life, beginning with working on the markets to collecting Littlewoods pools door to door if you are old enough to remember. When I left school, I completed a four-year apprenticeship in Engineering thinking this was my…

David Belbin

David Belbin is managing partner of Clemence Hoar Cummings Chartered Accountants which has traded in Romford for over 90 years providing professional advice to local businesses and their owners as well as individuals in the area. David trained with a national practice and then became a partner in a firm in Gidea Park which then…