About Totally Truro
Enjoy Truro is one of the projects being brought to you by Totally Truro, the not-for-profit company that is delivering the city's Business Improvement District.
The Truro BID is delivering a range of additional services and initiatives all designed to raise the profile of the city, attract more visitors and encourage them to explore all its facilities.
The BID is funded primarily through a nominal levy equivalent to 1% of rateable value on all properties that are within the District and have a rateable value of over £12,500. Truro's BID became operational in October 2007 and over this five year lifespan generated £1.5 million of additional funding. There are now 428 businesses in Truro that are included in the scheme.
Totally Truro staff
Totally Truro employs a BID Manager and a Marketing & Communication Officer whose roles are to deliver the projects outlined in the business plan and represent the interests of Truro's business community.
Charla joined Totally Truro in November 2008 as Marketing & Communications Officer. Charla organises events throughout the year as well as promoting Truro through marketing materials and PR. You will also regularly see Charla out and about in Truro meeting businesses, taking photos for the website and delivering our great publications and guides as we produce them throughout the year. She is also a keen foodie so if you see her around Truro, I'm sure she'd love to stop and chat over coffee and cake!
Sam Parker joined as Communications Officer during the BID renewal process in January 2012 and now she will be organising events, as well lisasing with businesses on a continuous basis. No doubt, you will see Sam out and about in Truro, whilst she consults business owners and seeks their support for various BID initiatives. Sam previously owned her own independent cooking shop in Truro, which she ran for the past six years. Having worked in retail and managed a store in Truro, Sam is passionate about the city's success and understands first hand the challenges the business community faces on a daily basis.
Sian joined Totally Truro in January 2012 as Marketing & Communications Officer and now looks after the enjoytruro website; updating it regularly with all the news and events happening in and around Truro.
The Totally Truro office is based on Fairmantle Street, meaning staff are at the heart of the city centre and best placed to support BID members.
The Totally Truro Directors
The Board of Totally Truro currently consists of twelve non-Executive Directors, evenly spread across the city and each representing their specific business sector. The Board has overall responsibility for overseeing the delivery of the BID Business Plan.
Russell Holden (Vice Chairman), Coopted Director
David Clarke, The Original Art Shop
Simon Hendra, Lemon Street Market and Hendra Healthcare
Rob Nolan, Councillor for Cornwall Council
Keith Parsons, KML Financial Services Ltd
Nick Seaton-Burridge, Scott Burridge Commercial
Sid Weeks, Malletts Home Hardware
Allan Wallace, Truro Cathedral
Martin Cook, Marks & Spencer
Roger Gazzard, Town Clerk
Company Secretary: Keith Parsons, KML