Sue Petty

BID Chairman

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Sue Petty

BID Chairman

Sue is the Senior Partner at Your Move Petty Freeman with both MARLA and MNAEA qualifications she is the Chairman of Sidcup Partners Ltd and has lived and worked in the Sidcup area for over 20 years. Deputy Chairman of the PTA at Our Lady of the Rosary School Sidcup.

Prior to working here Sue worked in London at lloyds Bank for 16 years before leaving to start a family. Family life is very important to Sue “I’m blessed in having a wonderful family to support me.”

Sue enjoys spending time with family, holidays, reading and cooking.

Sue is committed in continuing to make Sidcup a safe and happy environment for her grandsons to grow up in.

“I will give my 100 percent commitment to all of the businesses in the bid area to enable them to achieve the best possible return on their business.”

Andrew Scanlan

Director

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Andrew Scanlan

Director

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Dominic Price

Merton Court School

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Dominic Price

Merton Court School

Dominic was educated at Kingswood House Preparatory School, Epsom and Bedales School, Hampshire. He also attended College Stanislas, Paris. Dominic graduated from King Alfred’s College, Winchester where he majored in modern foreign languages.

In 1988 he successfully completed his MBA in Human Resource Management/ Industrial Relations at City University Business School, London (now Cass Business School). Dominic has worked in education for over thirty years and has been a headmaster of Merton Court School, a 320 pupil Co-ed prep school in Sidcup for over twenty years and became proprietor in 2016.

The school has sponsored events regularly in Sidcup and has actively championed the Bid as a way of making Sidcup a better place to work and live.

Dominic has been a past Chairman of the South East London fundraising branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. He is Past President of Sidcup Round Table and a current member of Sidcup 41 Club. He served on the Mayor of Bexley’s Charity Fundraising Committee 2013/14 and has lived in Sidcup for 29 years.

Jane Sutherland

Director - Barclays

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Jane Sutherland

Director - Barclays

I joined Barclays Bank in October 1985 , after various banking roles I finally worked in Business Banking where I have worked for over 10 years , I have been in my current role for 4 years.

Although I am based at the Sidcup Branch I am out on the road most of the time seeing businesses at their place of work.

I look after a portfolio of around 120 customers who are mainly located in the Sidcup and Orpington area.

My aim is to build and maintain long term business relationships with both existing and new business customers by providing support and advise to them with regards to their banking needs.

This could range from explaining the various tools and products available to them to helping them access finance for their business.

I am keen to increase the profile of Sidcup Town centre and support the local businesses in the high street with various Barclays events that can give businesses advise and support on various topics to help their individual businesses thrive and grow

Being part of Sidcup Partners gives me an opportunity to do this and to also know first hand what is happening in the town and to see where I can support from a Bank prospective.

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Mel Kenyon

Director

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Mel Kenyon

Director

Mel is one of the Board members that have been involved with Sidcup BID from the outset. Mel wanted to unlock Sidcup’s potential and believed that a Business Improvement District would be the ideal tool to do this.

Mel is genuinely committed to Sidcup both professionally and personally. Living in the borough with her two children who go to school she also runs a successful co owned family business in Sidcup which she has been growing for the last three years.

Mel says “I am passionate about making Sidcup the place to be, I feel there is huge potential for the town. The aims of the Sidcup Partners Ltd which include events to increase the footfall in the high street, support to local businesses and creating a sense of community are ideas I fully endorse. I look forward to the next five years and am confident Sidcup will blossom.

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Bill Perera

McDonalds

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Bill Perera

McDonalds

Bill has worked for McDonalds for 35 years holding many senior positions including Franchisee Consultant and Head of Operations, opening restaurants in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India. Bill is the owner/franchisee of 5 McDonald’s restaurants across Bexley, Bromley and Sevenoaks, gaining Sidcup in 2004. He is proud to support all his local communities and is committed to contributing to each through a variety of economic, social and environmental initiatives. Originally from Sri Lanka, he still visits the country frequently and is a passionate supporter of the local orphanage. Bill is married with 3 children, and is a keen cricketer.

Chris Mattin

Vita Pets

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Chris Mattin

Vita Pets

Chris owns Vitapets, an independent pet shop on Sidcup High Street who specialise in premium pet accessories and food since 2013, in late 2013 opened a dog groomers on site. Vitapets is a member of the pet industry federation and strongly promotes animal welfare needs; diet, accommodation, wellness, sociability, behaviour.

“I have been a member of the BID from the beginning and firmly believe we can put Sidcup back on the map as a fun, friendly and family orientated high street. I fully support the aims and objectives of the BID and firmly believe we can make Sidcup go from strength to strength.”

Jess McCarthy

Tailors Chalk

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Jess McCarthy

Tailors Chalk

Jess Edwards is the Pub Manager of the Tailors Chalk, right in the centre of Sidcup High Street. Jess has been the PM since January 2016 and worked as a Duty Manager at other local Wetherspoon pubs for the past 15 years. The pub prides themselves on being at the heart of the community and a friendly place for everyone, including families. We hold monthly charity events at the pub, including a quiz night and darts night and have raised over £2,500 in the last 9 months for CLIC Sargent, a charity which helps young people with cancer. Several of my team are students at the local Arts and Performance colleges and we recently joined up with our sister pub in Welling, The New Cross Turnpike to put on a Night of Variety, raising over £1,000 for CLIC Sargent.

The pub is a welcome place from breakfast at 8am until last orders, and is often the first port of call for those staying in the local hotels. Jess and the team are proud of Sidcup and always love to tell visitors of all the wonderful things that make Sidcup unique.

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Mark Williams

Solicitor

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Mark Williams

Solicitor

Mark is the Senior Partner with Woolsey Morris & Kennedy having worked here since completing his training with the firm and qualifying as a solicitor in 1981.

For a number of years Mark has headed the firm’s Company and Commercial Law Department and has wide and extensive experience in a wide range of areas including commercial lease extensions, Landlord and Tenant and the acquisition and sale of companies and commercial properties.

He is past President of the former Bexley and Dartford Law Society and over the years has been closely involved with local and more far afield institutions and organisations.

Mark is passionate about delivering a highly professional service to his clients and prides himself on being personable and able to give clear practical advice.

He has a keen interest in the outdoors and enjoys diverse interests ranging from hill walking, dry stone walling and cycling. He also sings in a church choir in Central London.

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Nigel Hill

Sidcup Cycles

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Nigel Hill

Sidcup Cycles

Nigel is the Owner of Sidcup Cycle Centre, established in September 1994, Nigel was schooled at Hurstmere Secondary Modern .

Nigel is the fourth generation of cycle retailer in the Hill family, which started in the Old Kent Road at the turn of the century and moved to Eltham in the 1970’s.

Nigel could be described as an industry activist. He was on the Association of Cycle Traders board member for over ten years, and a board member of the European Retailers Two Wheeled Association for five years.

Sidcup Cycle Centre has played a prominent role in promoting cycling throughout the Borough of Bexley.   Nigel founded Team Sidcup Cycles, a local cycle group, and through the shop has encouraged locals to cycle together and fundraise for Charity. Another subject close to Nigel’s heart is encouraging children to cycle. Nigel said “I believe that every child should have access to a bicycle and learning to cycle is a life skill and rite of passage for a child”. In the 1990’s, Nigel worked with The London Borough of Bexley’s road safety unit, recycling bicycles, that were donated to local schools. Today Sidcup Cycle Centre is an established part of Sidcup’s vibrant retail offering, a friendly professional service to the community.

Steven Sirman

Sirman And Lee

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Steven Sirman

Sirman And Lee

Steve has a background in design with a degree from the university of the creative arts. After working for a design agency in the city for a number of years he decided to go it alone and never looked back.

Steve has been working in Sidcup from shared spaces for over 3 years offering design, print and web solutions. His team has grown and they are in the process of acquiring a shop front on the high street. This will give them a permanent base and open their doors to passing trade.

“I hope to bring my knowledge and skills to the BID board to help in anyway I can to ensure it’s a huge success.”

Jason Ingram

Met Police

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Met Police

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Lua Jessie Burrows

Director-Calm Collective

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Lua Jessie Burrows

Director-Calm Collective

After leaving university Lua partnered with her mother to open Calm Collective, a boutique family run Yoga studio in the heart of Sidcup with a focus on health, well-being and community. She has a passion for helping others as well as creating a thriving business that maintains an inclusive environment working towards achieving the highest state of health, happiness & well-being in the community.”

Gary

Hair Movement

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Hair Movement

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Advisors

Rod Lean

London Borough of Bexley

Rod Lean

London Borough of Bexley