Newcastle BID welcomes new board member

Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to welcome a new member to its board.

Newcastle-under-Lyme BID

Nigel Davies (pictured) – owner of Boss and Sons gents’ hairdressers in Fogg Street – will be working with other board members and the BID management team to promote the town centre, develop a distinctive Newcastle experience, and foster growth, development and investment.

An attractive destination

Boss and Sons was founded by Nigel’s father in 1949, and Nigel has worked in the town for more than a quarter of a century. He said: “I’m passionate about Newcastle, so I’m delighted to join the Business Improvement District board and to play my part in continuing to make the town an attractive destination for visitors. The BID works with all businesses, and many partners, to develop a distinctive Newcastle experience, and I’m looking forward to supporting this important work.”

Eddie Leligdowicz, Newcastle BID chairman, said: “I’m so pleased to welcome Nigel to the BID board. He has a wealth of experience of running a business in Newcastle and a real commitment to the town. We have some important work to do to ensure we continue to develop and improve our town centre, and I’m delighted that Nigel will be playing his part in this as a BID board member.”

Other business owners in the BID area who are interested in joining the board should call BID manager Amy Williams on 01782 922712 or email

You can find out more about the BID’s work HERE


Developing the BID area

Newcastle town centre was recently awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for its ‘vibrant’ night-time offer and footfall has increased dramatically over the last couple of years, boosted by a growing town centre events programme delivered by the BID, including music festivals, circus celebrations, seasonal events and more. New events for 2019 include outdoor cinema screenings, street food nights and the first professional cycle race in the town centre. You can see our events calendar HERE

The BID has also delivered extra services for businesses in the area, including networking events, training sessions, BID Business Days and more. A Love NuL campaign, meanwhile, has attracted visitors to the town through a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition and put the spotlight on the town’s impressive line-up of independent shops and businesses.