LEADING ECONOMIST ANDREW WEBB ANNOUNCED AS NEW CHAIR OF BELFAST CITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT
Leading independent economist Andrew Webb has been appointed as the new Chair of Belfast City Centre Management (BCCM). Andrew will replace Billy McGivern who has been Chair since 2007.
Geraldine Duggan, Acting Belfast City Centre Manager, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Andrew as the new Chair of BCCM. Andrew brings with him a wealth of economic knowledge and we look forward to the benefits his leadership and strategic direction will bring to BCCM and its members.
“Belfast City Centre is experiencing a strong economic recovery, which can be seen in the recent entrance of new retail brands, the development of a number of new hotels and the successful election by businesses of Business Improvement Districts.
“Andrew will be instrumental in helping to accelerate Belfast City Centre’s economic growth, enhancing further the vibrancy of the City Centre and delivering a centre of excellence in retail, business, arts and culture, and leisure and entertainment.”
Andrew Webb, said: “In light of Brexit and all the economic uncertainties it brings with it, now and the months ahead is a critical time for Belfast and I’m delighted to be taking on this important role. I’m looking forward to working with the team at BCCM and its members."
Belfast City Centre Management (BCCM) was established in 2000 as a company limited by guarantee. BCCM, which is a partnership between the public and private sectors, is funded by Belfast City Council and the Department for Communities and operates in partnership with Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the Belfast One Business Improvement District.
BCCM delivers and manages a range of innovative initiatives which enhance economic performance, the presentation of public space and perceptions of safety in Belfast City Centre.