Meet the Team

BID Manager

Matt Powell – Matt was appointed on an interim basis in January 2021. He had been running his own regeneration company since 2014 and prior to that was a town centre manager employed by Birmingham City Council. Matt has worked with and for BIDs across the country. As of 1st September 2021, Matt has become the full time Town Centre Manager for the BID

High Street Wardens

Simon Carr and Umar Hussain

Marketing and Business Support Assistant

Dylan Datta – Dylan joined the team in October 2023. He has experience in digital and print marketing and knows the High Street like the back of his hand, having lived in Kings Heath almost his entire life.

Board Members

Directors of Kings Heath Business Improvement District (Kings Heath BID) limited:

  • Ian Vesey – EP Legal (Chair)
  • Katy Bayliss – Root13
  • Joe Fearn – CircusMASH
  • Jonathan Jaffa – York Supplies
  • John Paul McCaughey – Schooners Bar
  • Philip Osman – Kings Heath CIC
  • Faith Pope – Enki
  • Brett Rehling – Fletcher’s Bar
  • Prasad Rodrigo – RES Accountants/Subway
  • Cllr Lisa Trickett – Birmingham City Council

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