Following a recent majority ‘YES’ vote at ballot, North Notts BID is looking to appoint non-executive directors to strengthen and expand its board and help deliver on its next five-year business plan.

Dynamic and committed business owners/managers from BID member companies are being urged to apply to join the BIDs private sector board that will support the chief executive and BID team ahead of commencing its second term in September.

George Buchanan, chair of North Notts BID, said: “We welcome board applications from a diverse selection of levy-paying businesses, covering all industry sectors across our four key towns: Retford, Worksop, Harworth and Tuxford.

“We are looking for BID members that are passionate about the area and are committed to the BID’s aims to secure, strengthen and showcase the region. The board is pivotal to providing a balanced representation of our levy payers, gauging the current sentiment and challenges felt by our business community.

“Board directors provide impartial input, enabling better strategic decision making by the executive team, which will act in the best interests of local businesses and align with the BID’s business plans.”

North Notts BID is entirely business-led and managed and is accountable to its private sector board. The board is responsible for overseeing the finances, governance, decision-making and delivery of projects as outlined in the business plan over the BID’s second five-year term.

The BID’s board consists of non-executive directors along with two observers – Rick Brand, chair of Retford Business Forum, and Philip Jackson, chair of Worksop Business Forum – who provide a holistic viewpoint from the perspective of the wider North Notts business community.

Sally Gillborn, chief executive of North Notts BID, said: “This is an exciting time to join the BID board as we prepare to build on the successes from the past five years when we delivered more than £3.7m of investment in North Notts through a comprehensive programme of services and events.

“The knowledge, experience and skills of our private sector board directors is crucial in helping us to develop new projects, but also to continue to improve on existing projects including the North Notts Business Crime Reduction Partnership, What Next in North Notts careers events and flagship events including North Notts Food Fest, Party in The Square and Dinosaur Discovery Day”

To view North Notts BID’s business plan visit

To register interest in joining the board, complete either form below  and return your application by 5pm on Friday 26th August 2022.

Non Exec Board Member Application Form 2022 (19 downloads)

Please complete and return this form to:
Sally Gillborn
Chief Executive
North Notts BID
West Retford Hall, Rectory Road
Retford, Notts., DN22 7AY

Or email to:
For further information or an informal chat please call: 01777 861601


Name of Company or Organisation
Business Address
Business Sectors (please tick any that apply):


As a member of the North Notts BID Board, you will be required to:

1) Attend bi-monthly BID Board meetings that will last approximately 2 hours per month.

2) Attend additional meetings/events as appropriate.

Please confirm that you are able to commit to the above:
If your application to join the BID Board is successful, you will be allocated tasks relating to the three key themes of the North Notts BID business plan. Please advise which area of work that you feel that your skills best fit. Please tick as appropriate:


I declare that the information I have given in support of my application is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and complete.

I understand that if it is subsequently discovered that any statement is false or misleading, or that I have withheld relevant information my application may be disqualified or, if I have already been appointed that appointment may be revoked.

I understand that if offered a place on the BID Board I am committed to attending Board meetings.

I further confirm that I am not disqualified from being a company director under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (e.g. criminal offences or bankruptcy).

I understand that to be a member of the North Notts BID Board I need to be a levy payer within the North Notts BID area (Bassetlaw District).

Should my circumstances change, or the business is no longer a levy payer within the North Notts BID area, then I will resign from my position on the BID board.