ULVERSTON Business Improvement District (BID) has appointed its new chair.

Michelle Scrogham has been a director on the BID’s board from its inception and has experience working with local enterprise partnerships in the area.

Ulverston BID is in its second five year term and Ms Scrogham takes over from previous chair Jan Hancock.

“We’ve been able to fund some wonderful projects for the town and I’m proud to have been a part of that,” said Ms Scrogham.

“I’d like to thank all past board members for their hard work and for giving up their free time for the benefit of Ulverston and also congratulate Jan Hancock on steering us through the past three years as chair and helping to win the vote that secured another five years for Ulverston BID.”

“As a limited company that serves the whole town with all businesses large and small contributing an extra 1.25 per cent on top of their business rates.

“Each of those 500 businesses have different requirements to be successful so it’s often challenging to keep everyone on board for every project. It’s difficult to please everybody all of the time but the team work very hard to deliver projects that will benefit the town as a whole.”

The newly elected chair is keen to hear from businesses about their vision for Ulverston and what improvements and projects they would most like to see progressed.

Ms Scrogham added: “Working in partnership with businesses, other BID boards, Local Enterprise Partnerships and all levels of Government is the best way to secure agreement and match funding for ambitious projects that could bring more jobs, visitors and improvements to infrastructure, climate and the local economy.”