Southend BID Appoints New Director
Updated: Aug 26
Garry Lowen, the co-owner of the Gleneagles Guesthouse on Clifftown Parade, joins the board of directors for Southend Business Improvement District (BID) Ltd.
Southend BID have contributed a host of initiatives to the town since its inception in 2012 which have included a seven day a week Street Ranger service to ensure that visitors feel safe and to help reduce business crime, bunting to improve the appearance of the high street, a host of events to draw people to the town such as The Southend Festival and the Christmas Light Switch On event, a Keeping Together safety wristband scheme, and more.
Garry owns the Gleneagles Guesthouse in partnership with his wife Penny, and they have been keen member of Southend BID’s Friend of the BID scheme since 2013. The scheme is available to businesses that sit outside the zone but wish to benefit from some of the BID’s services.
Commenting on his recent appointment, Mr Lowen said “I am delighted to be joining the BID board at such an important period in the life of the community that the BID supports. I hope to bring my skills and experience to ensure we do all we can to revive the economy at this critical time.”
Garry’s experience made him an obvious choice when looking for a new board members, says Chair of Southend BID, Dennis Baldry: “We are thrilled that Garry has been able to join us as a director, he brings with him a great deal of local knowledge, experience and most importantly passion for the town’s success – all of which are needed at this time.”