31 Oct Dawn Jeakings steps down as Southend BID Chair
After nearly six years at the helm of one of south Essex’s most innovative and dynamic business organisations, Dawn Jeakings has announced that she is stepping down from her role as the Chair of Southend BID. The role will be continued by Dennis Baldry, the Centre Manager of the Victoria Shopping Centre.
“From day one, Dawn has brought her remarkable passion, tireless work and drive to promote and bring together the BID and her support for all things Southend,” says Mr Baldry.
“Since she announced her decision, there has been a plan in place to ensure a smooth handover between Chairs,” explains Dennis. “As part of that strategy, I’ve been working closely with Dawn since the new term of BID started and following this, I am fully prepped to take over. This is a really important role within the local business community and town itself, so I’m really keen to get on with the job. Of course, in the interim, it is business as usual.”
Dawn has a proven track record of serving the town centre. Prior to assuming the role of Southend BID Chair, she had been Chair of the former, Town Centre Partnership, a business organisation partnered with the Council.