Introducing Adam Worley
Business Development Manager
Epsom & Ewell’s new Business Development Manager is now in post. The Council has taken an innovative approach in using a Mary Portas grant, match funded from the owners of The Ashley Centre and with support from the Association of Town & City Management, to create this role. Adam will be championing Epsom as a prosperous location for business and investment, as well as a focal point for vibrant community activity.
Adam has worked in a variety of roles in the retail sector as well as in economic development, focussing on business support programmes and regeneration activities. He joins Epsom & Ewell from a Local Enterprise Partnership where he successfully worked to secure government retail pathfinder status.
Adam comments “I am really looking forward to providing support to businesses for the economic success of Epsom. It is vital that all areas of the local authority and the high street businesses work together, building upon the town’s heritage, in order for the Borough to grow and attract investment - I am really delighted to be a part of it. Over the coming weeks I will be speaking to businesses to discuss their needs and to find out how they can be best supported, working with departments within the Council to ensure the business community has a champion and a single point of contact.”
Councillor Neil Dallen, Chairman of the Council Strategy & Resources Committee said: “We are delighted that a person with Adam’s experience and enthusiasm has joined the team. We have gone to great lengths to recruit a high quality business development manager who not only has a proven track record, but also has the drive, desire and passion to succeed”.
David Beddows, General Manger of The Ashley Centre added: “Adam’s appointment is a sign of commitment by both the owners of The Ashley Centre and the Council to support and drive forward the town centre and together with Adam we can now explore new avenues for developing the area’s retail sector to ensure it can continue to attract both new independents and multinationals alike”.
Shanaaz Carroll, Deputy Chief Executive at the Association of Town & City Management, said: “ATCM worked with Adam in his previous position, which included developing a Town Centre toolkit enabling and empowering retailers, communities and local planners to help ensure town centres meet the changing demands of local residents and businesses. We look forward to working with Adam in his new role and to providing support to the town wherever we can”.
Adam’s activities will be directed by a steering group comprising representatives from diverse local businesses, the Council and Surrey Police.
Press release from Epsom & Ewell BC 20th Aug 2013
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