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Who's Who

Operational Team BID 2

  • Claudia Moore - Chief Operating Officer


  • Helen Toft - Support Assistant


Job Descriptions 

Chief Operating Officer Job Description

Executive Support Assistant Job Description

Weymouth BID Board

Weymouth BID Ltd is the Management Board set up to manage the BID Business plan and provide the strategic direction of the BID over its 5-year term.

BID Levy payers are entitled to join the Board as Voluntary Directors through an election process at the Annual General Meeting. Details of this process are written into the constitution.

The Board is supported by an Operational Team led by the BID Manager that administer and deliver the business plan based on the strategic direction of the board.


Events - Julia Cohen, Dennis Spurr, Keith Treggiden

Engagement - Richard Lamb, Chris Truscott, Ian Ferguson

Police/Nightime Economy - Jonathan Oldroyd, Ian Ferguson, Keith Treggiden

Marketing - Tamsin Mutton-McKnight, Julia Cohen

Heritage - Dennis Spurr, John Sutton

Improve - Steve Bassett, Chris Truscott, Jonathan Oldroyd, John Sutton

Governance - Steve Bassett





Richard Lamb - Chairman

Owner - Nothe Tavern, Boot Inn and Kings Arms

Location: South Side of the Harbour

I am delighted to be involved in the Weymouth BID and as a relative newcomer to the town I recognise the need for Weymouth to have all year round appeal.

I believe this can only happen with the levy payers pulling together through the BID. This should encourage people to visit and revisit this amazing cultural and historic town. The history of the town is also its future.

I encourage BID payers and the wider town to become engaged so we can all enjoy and benefit from a vibrant town.

My pledge as a Board member, is to have full transparency and ensure all documents are open for public view.


Ian Ferguson - Vice Chair

Weyline Taxis

Location: Trinity Street

I have been in business since the early eighties primarily in the Private Hire/Taxi industry, I co-own and manage Weyline Taxis and Bee Cars. I have lived in Weymouth for the past 8 Years and believe passionately that Weymouth is a great place to work and live and will continue to be a great place if we all work together.

Tamsin Mutton McKnight  

Tamsin Mutton McKnight

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Location: Lodmoor

"I’m delighted to be part of the Weymouth BID board because I want to support developing the town to benefit the businesses operating there and the residents of the area."


Julia Cohen

Weymouth College

Location: Melcombe Avenue

Julia has 35 years commercial business management & retail experience with 25 of those uniquely linked to education. She has lived in Weymouth for 17 years and has worked at Weymouth College for 10.

As Head of External Partnerships at Weymouth College, Julia is the College link for business and commercial activity. The College is passionate about supporting local economic growth, working closely with business owners to develop the skills of their employees with Apprenticeships. Also to prepare our full time students to become their workforce of the future.

“Moving to Weymouth was the best move we ever made, what a beautiful part of the country! When I was asked to join the BID board, I didn’t hesitate. As an educationalist, I feel that The College is key to providing the training for young and adult learners in Weymouth. I’m happy to work with a team that believe in growing our vibrant and dynamic town”.


Stephen Bassett


Location: Westham Road

I've lived in Weymouth for 25 years, I own the Londis stores on Abbotsbury Road, Westham Road and the Rock and Fudge Shop on the Esplanade. I also own three other Londis stores outside Weymouth, but Weymouth is my base and home.

I'm passionate about the BID as I believe it delivers mutual benefit for lots of businesses in Weymouth. I like the fact the BID isn't steered by local politics or national government policy. Its our money and can be spent in our town on our projects.



Dennis Spurr

Fantastic Sausage Factory

Location: St Mary Street

My Name is Dennis Spurr, I have lived here, in Weymouth for over 25 years and traded here for 20 years. I am originally from London and ran the largest independent butcher's in the country. I was regional controller for Safeways for 15 years. I just love Weymouth.



Chris Truscott


Location: St Mary Street

Following a successful career working for some of the world's best known brands in senior commercial and director roles, I decided to return and settle on the South Coast. I now own and operate McDonald's restaurants within Dorset and am located in Weymouth.

I passionately believe that Weymouth has a unique opportunity to capitalise on the natural assets that the area has to offer and that is our role as local businesses to play our part in extolling the virtues of the town. Through working in partnership with all local stakeholders, all businesses in the area can benefit by ensuring that Weymouth continues to be a vibrant and attractive destination for both locals and visitors to enjoy whilst supporting our local economy.


Jonathan Oldroyd

Gloucester House Bed and Breakfast

Location: The Esplanade

Jonathan is the owner of Gloucester House Bed and Breakfast, on The Esplanade.

Jonathan has a strong commercial background, in the Hotel and Events Industry, where he has worked for the past 28 years, in General and Regional Management roles, for a range of large National Hotel Chains, across the UK. During his career, Jonathan has always been a key stakeholder in the towns and cities he worked in, and always worked tirelessly to improve the business community and wider community at large.

Jonathan is passionate about the BID and its work to make Weymouth more successful and to ensure that it remains a safe, attractive and vibrant town. Local businesses working together will have a much bigger impact than any single business could ever achieve and by making Weymouth more successful, we will all help our own businesses to be more successful.


Lord John M Sutton

Redcliff Guest House

Location: Brunswick Terrace

I have 35 years experience in the catering industry world-wide. I moved to Weymouth 4 years ago.

To be honest I voted 'No' to the BID's continuation, so if you can't beat them, join them.

My only agenda is to make a difference, straight forward. I am a straight talking independent business person never afraid to debate a point.


Lynne Fisher

St Johns Guesthouse

Location : Dorchester Road

Lynne lives in Weymouth with her husband Andy and daughter Chloe, owning and running St Johns Guest house since November 2017. Lynne has a strong background in the NHS as a nurse and midwife, in senior management positions, which she finds has prepared her well for the hospitality industry. Patients and guest often have very similar needs that the caring approach can provide.

She loves Weymouth, and still can't quite believe how lucky she is to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. It is for this reason that ishe is pleased to represent other similar businesses on the BID Board and do her part to ensure Weymouth both maintains its traditional seaside feel but also grows and develops further. It is vital that both the local community and visitors to Weymouth equally feel the benefits and successes that the BID approach can bring.


We have been informed by the owners of the Richmoor Hotel that Martin Weaver is no longer an employee and hence is no longer eligible to sit as their representative on the BID Board. 

Consequently Mr Weaver is no longer a Director of Weymouth BID Limited.

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