A TRIO of well-known business faces have joined the board of Worcester BID ahead of ‘huge financial investment’ in the city in the months ahead.
Anja Potze, owner of Anja Fine Jewellery, Sam Pisani, manager of Cathedral Square and Richard Wheatly, the manager of Boleros have joined the business body’s executive team.
BID chief executive Phoebe Dawson revealed her delight at welcoming the trio and said their experience in the heart of Worcester would prove ‘invaluable’ in the months ahead.
“Anja, Sam and Richard are recognised in the city as successful leaders in their fields. They understand the challenges faced by Worcester businesses and will be able to provide practical support during their tenure,” she said.
“City centres are facing a challenging time, but Worcester continues to buck national trends and the next few years promise to be an exciting time with millions of pounds worth of investment already committed.”
Anja is a member of the Worcestershire Ambassadors, as well as a governor at Tudor Grange Academy.
“I moved to Worcester and have made it my home and I’ve always tried to give back to the city that so welcomed me and helped make my business to make it the success that it is today. I’m delighted to be able to support other businesses in this new role,” she said.
Worcester boy Sam Pisani has managed Cathedral Square since 2014. He spent his formative years at Christopher Whitehead School and has since had senior roles at retail management giant MJ Mapp and at Mitie Managed Services where he worked on the nPower in Worcester.
Richard Wheatley is the youngest member to join the board at the age of 29. He started his hospitality career in a professional kitchen aged 16, rising to become head chef at 21, before switching to a front of house role.
He was the head chef at Worcester’s Glass House before moving to Bolero.