14th January 2016 Luton resident Fergus McLardy is the new BID Project Manager of the Luton Business Improvement District (BID) – newly recruited by pfbb UK, the project management company which supports the Luton BID. The Luton BID has the responsibility to deliver projects in their business plan which create a vibrant town centre that attracts increased visitors and shoppers.
Fergus, who has over 18 years of experience working with and supporting businesses to grow and achieve their potential, is excited about the challenges ahead.
He took up his post as Luton BID Project Manager in the New Year and is based in the town centre’s BID office.
“I have spent the last 15 years commuting to London and supporting businesses across the world, but when I saw the pfbb UK’s BID vacancy in Luton I jumped at the chance,” said Fergus. “I am passionate about Luton. My children were born here, they are growing up here, we live here and I am excited about this role, an opportunity to help our town centre reach its potential, to support businesses to grow and thrive and to attract new as well as loyal shoppers and visitors.”
Fergus’ previous roles include working for international business development agency, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and the BE Group, an independent business services group.
“Working for with the pfbb UK team means I can use my business support skills in my home town and support Luton businesses to work together for the benefit of all,” added Fergus. “I love Luton’s multiculturalism, the wide range of things to do and see here and a community that simply won’t allow things to fail. Luton is one of the biggest gateways to this country, with multinational companies opening up across this area. This is an exciting place to live and work.”
Luton BID was officially launched last year following a successful vote by local businesses to make Luton town centre a designated Business Improvement District. This is a five year initiative that sees businesses in Luton invest and pool an annual levy to fund improvements throughout the town centre.
Luton BID’s objectives include ensuring the town centre is accessible and appealing, providing a safe and attractive environment for businesses and visitors, supporting and promoting business growth and developing and investing in a sense of community.
For more information on Luton BID and its various events and initiatives throughout the town centre, please visit the BID website www.lutontowncentre.org or contact Fergus by calling 01582 510657 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.