Who we are

Watford Town Centre BID is a non-profit organisation funded by businesses and organisations in Watford, including Atria Watford, Watford Borough Council, and all the fantastic retailers, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, bars and pubs that make up the Watford Town Centre area.

Our Watford Town Centre team put on events, share news & offers and provide services for our local businesses. You may also know us for our @WatfordTownCentre social media channels, or for the popular Watford Gift Card which is funded and managed by our organisation.

We manage this website to provide Watford residents, employees, and visitors with everything you need to know about the wonderful place that is Watford Town Centre!

Click here for more detailed information about us and what a Business Improvement District (BID) means.

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Our Team

Kara Mesiano
Kara Mesiano
BID Manager

Kara is responsible for the leadership and management of Watford Town Centre BID, working with the BID Board, the team, levy payers, partners and stakeholders to successfully deliver the business plan

mail kara@watfordtowncentre.com

mail 01923 919984

Glen Hempenstall
Glen Hempenstall
Marketing & Communications Manager

Glen manages the BID’s marketing and communications including the websites, social media networks, PR and promotional projects.

mail marketing@watfordtowncentre.com

mail 01923 919983

John Hattingh
John Hattingh
Watford Business Against Crime Officer

John manages our Watford Business Against Crime scheme – a paid for scheme that connects members with each other, town centre CCTV and local police, via a handheld radio.

mail john.hattingh@herts.pnn.police.uk

mail 07732 009438

Our Board


Kwame Tefe

General manager of The Moon Under Water

Vice Chair

Daniel Berko

Director of Aspect Property Group Ltd


Donna Lawrie

Head of Marketing,
Communications &
Fundraising, One YMCA

Mark Ryan

Local Business Manager,
Metro Bank

Donna Nolan

Chief Executive,
Watford Borough Council

Saffron Johnson

Operations Director,
Watford & West Herts
Chamber of Commerce

Simon Plumb

Centre Manager, Atria Watford

Carol Andrea

Co-owner, Hairconnections

Ben Martin

Associate Director of Planning, Infrastructure and Economy, Watford Borough Council


Peter Taylor

Elected Mayor of Watford

Cherie Norris

Economic Development Manager, Watford Borough Council

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