A NEW adviser has been appointed to a group which promotes the regeneration of Bognor Regis.
David Myers has taken over the role with the Bognor Regis Regeneration Board from Richard McMann after he recently stepped down.
David has previously been on the board representing the major businesses in the town as the consultant to Bognor Regis Ltd.
He has lived in Bognor since 1981. He said: “I am looking forward to playing an important part in the continued regeneration of the town.
“I bring a business perspective to the role based on over 20 years of managing a range of UK and multinational companies.
“I am a firm advocate of the public private partnership approach which the board represents and which will continue to encourage the right environment for significant investment in Bognor.”
His first objectives are to support the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership’s strategic economic plan.
The plan identified Bognor as a prime candidate for enterprise zone status and attracting £30m potential investment for the town. The government’s decision about whether to grant the status is due by the end of the summer.
David will also manage an active communication programme for the board regarding regeneration initiatives and investments.
Gillian Brown, the board’s chairman, said: “The board wishes to thank Richard McMann for the excellent work he did over the past three years and is delighted to appoint David at an exciting time for the regeneration of Bognor.
“His previous involvement on the board, his local knowledge along with business experience will ensure continuity and a focused approach to meeting the board’s objectives.”
David, 63, will report to the board’s steering group’s partners of the University of Chichester, Butlin’s, Berkeley Homes, Arun District Council and Sime Derby.
The regeneration board was set up in 2007. It brings together leading representatives from the key public, private and community stakeholders around the town to provide a collective approach to secure economic benefits for the town and its residents.