A hotelier is the latest Board Director for York Business Improvement District (BID), a non-profit, independent organisation that aims to strengthen the city’s economy, environment and reputation.
Rebecca Hill, the owner of Galtres Lodge and Forest Restaurant on Low Petergate, has joined the Board as its Independent Hospitality Representative, where she will put forth ideas for improving York’s hospitality scene and overall trading environment.
Made up of influential representatives from key business sectors, partner organisations and levy-paying businesses, York BID aims to identify and action improvements across the city centre. Already famous for its heritage, historic streets, big-name shopping brands, visitor attractions and independent shops, York BID’s support strives to attract even more visitors, families, professionals and investors to the city.
Rebecca said: “I am delighted to have joined York BID on its Board of Directors. I look forward to contributing as our wonderful city continues to recover and – hopefully – thrive in the wake of COVID-19, following an enormously challenging time for the hospitality industry and other business sectors.
“We’re at a crucial post-pandemic juncture and we need to ensure that York makes decisions that not only sustain us in the short term but also generate long term benefits. By adding my experience to the board, I will hopefully add a different perspective, helping York BID as we seek to achieve those aims.”
In addition to her new responsibilities with York BID, Rebecca will continue in her role as Chair of Indie York (the York Independent Business Association) and will remain on the executive committee of the Hospitality Association York (HAY).