BID Board

About The Board

The Love Oxted BID Board oversees the delivery of the BID initiatives set out in the BID business plan. The Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from a cross-section of levy-paying business and is supported by a part-time BID Manager and Marketing Manager. The Board is always keen to welcome new members.

The Board is also actively trying to encourage the formation of category specific working groups who would like to focus on their own business category in terms of marketing and promotional activity.


Adrian Pointer, Simply Sports

Adrian is the Managing Director of specialist sports retailer, Simply Sports, with four branches locally. He was instrumental in setting up the BID and has been a Board member since the BID was established. He brings a wealth of retail expertise from Oxted and other towns locally, but also as a member of Intersport, part of AIS, the largest independent non-food buying group in the UK and Ireland.

Anne-Marie Dickinson, Number 44

Anne-Marie founded Number 44 in 2012 with her daughter, Lora. Anne-Marie was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and instrumental in proposing the BID for Oxted. With experience in marketing and design as well as retail and leisure, Anne-Marie is passionate about the British high street.

Craig Custance, Robert Leech

Craig has many years of experience in residential sales having started his career in the busy markets of South West London. He has always endeavoured to provide exceptional customer service and build long-lasting relationships by maintaining regular and personal contact with his clients. Craig is married with two children, and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf and cooking.


Tracey Shrimpton, BID Manager

With 25 years’ experience in marketing and project management, Tracey set up her own marketing consultancy in 2014 supporting small and medium businesses ambitious for growth, championing the high street and local independent businesses. Tracey supports Love Oxted on a part time basis to support the BID to deliver key projects to benefit levy payers.

Sophie Martin, Marketing Manager

Sophie has as had a long career in Public Relations, latterly specialising in the support of small businesses with PR, marketing, copywriting and social media. She grew up in Oxted/Limpsfield and is involved with the local community in many ways, including publishing the website, as Clerk at Limpsfield Parish Council and also working at Oxted School. She has been engaged principally to oversee all marketing and events, website and social media for Love Oxted, while also managing day-to-day communications with the Board, businesses and consumers and the Attractive Town programme.

Andrew McKenzie, Accounts & Finance

Andrew [“Mac”] McKenzie is a Chartered Accountant & Chartered Tax Adviser. He is the managing partner of Smart Accounting & Tax Solutions LLP and also a Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. His father, Bernard McKenzie was the Treasurer of Oxted Chamber of Commerce for many years, and Mac is delighted to continue his father’s role in the Oxted Business Community with The Oxted Bid, for whom he does the annual accounts and VAT returns.