Richard Culley

Richard Culley

Richard has 10 years of experience in place management. Richard’s responsibilities include the management of the BID’s Radio Security Scheme, the planting scheme, BID’s Clean Team and Christmas lighting. Richard is also Ilford’s Street Ambassador, providing assistance and face-to-face contact with businesses and the public.


Olivia Murray

Olivia Murray

Olivia is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Olivia's role includes developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies as well as improving awareness and engagement through social media platforms, managing events and keeping businesses up to date through regular face-to-face visits.


Cyril Bekoe

Cyril Bekoe

Cyril has been working with SMEs and large corporations since 2006 and has also been a director on a BID board. Cyril has extensive experience in customer relations, business engagement and project management. Cyril will oversee all the day to day activities of the BID, to ensure delivery on all KPIs outlined in the BIDs business plan.


Our small, dedicated team manage the day-to-day activities of the BID, and provide a useful point of contact for help and advice for businesses operating within the BID area.

The team is supported by the Committee made up of levy paying businesses who all have extensive knowledge of Ilford town centre as a place, along with a wealth of knowledge about the needs of businesses and the people that live and work in Ilford.

The BID's Directors are:


Sarah de Courcy Rolls, Ilford Exchange

Isaac Minto, Metro Bank

Carol Hobbs,  Adecco 

Aktar Hussain, Boots

Andy Long, Sainsburys

Shaun McKernan, Cineworld 

David Haswell, Citipark