Diane Mansell will take over from Sarah Gibson in September
Plymouth's waterfront BID has appointed its new chief executive.
Diane Mansell, who currently manages the Soho Road BID in Birmingham, has taken the position to help develop the role of PWP in Plymouth and is due to start in September.
One of Diane's main tasks will be to develop strategic links with major stakeholders in the city. This will include involving the BID in the city's regeneration plans, such as Plymouth City Council's economic recovery plan, Resurgam, Plymouth's new Visitor Plan for 2020-30 and the emerging National Marine Park, as well as beginning to plan for the renewal of the Waterfront BID in 2022.
Plymouth currently has two BIDs, Plymouth City Centre Company, which covers the retail heart of the city centre and PWP which covers four square miles of waterfront with its vibrant mix of hospitality, retail, leisure, office, accommodation and attractions.
Together they represent more than 1,300 businesses in Plymouth and help to promote and manage regeneration schemes, events and street trading generating millions of pounds of investment.
Diane's appointment follows the departure of Sarah Gibson, the previous Waterfront Manager and CEO.