Meet the Team Behind Yeovil Vision's Regeneration Projects
Tim Carroll – Chair - Yeovil Vision Project Management Board
Tim is the Leader of the Council for South Somerset District Council. He also served as a County Councillor for Somerset County Council, holding several offices including responsibility for Planning, Transport and Waste from 1997 - 2005.
Tim serves on numerous joint and regional committees including membership of the South West Regional Assembly where he led the successful A303/A358 campaign. Tim is also a member of the Somerset Economic Partnership, Somerset Strategic Partnership and the Chairman of a number of local Charities and Trusts.
In his life before Local Government, Tim was involved in project management in the Cable and Communications sector through out the UK.
Kim Close - Lead Officer for Yeovil Vision
Kim Close, Area South Development Manager has been actively working on Yeovil Vision projects, such as the Foundry House Development. Kim is also Assistant Director for Communities for South Somerset District Council.
David Mills – Chair – Galaxy Group
David has been Centre Manager of the Quedam Centre, Yeovil for 13 years and has over 29 years experience in the Shopping Centre industry.
Aside from running the Quedam, David has been on the organising committee of the UK’s national Shopping Centre Management Conference for 9 years (co chairing the Conference twice) and is also a member of the national Purple Apple Shopping Centre Marketing Awards judging Panel.
David has a range of past marketing and media experience, including being on the Advisory Board of a regional Radio Station, being a Chairperson on an ITC viewers panel and being involved in the creation of the booklet “A Good Practice Guide – Shopping Centre Marketing and Promotions”
David has very strong involvement with the local community and is Chairman of the Yeovil Town Team (formerly the Town Centre Partnership), a member of the Yeovil Vision Board and is a past (and youngest ever) President of Yeovil Chamber of Trade.
Finally David is the Chairman of a Super League football club - Yeovil Town Ladies FC – who are one of the top 18 women’s teams in England. In just over a year David has helped guide the club to win three national FA Awards (for Respect and use of digital media) as well as making a successful bid to join the Women’s Super League – the FA WSL.
Tony Fife – Portfolio Holder for Yeovil Vision
Tony Fife is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated member of Yeovil Vision and takes pleasure in seeing Vision ideas become reality. He has been a member of South Somerset District Council for 25 years and has always taken a very keen interest in the redevelopment and regeneration of Yeovil Town Centre. He was delighted, therefore, to be asked to take over the portfolio for the Yeovil Vision from its conception some six years ago to the present time. Tony has been part of the consultations for the Urban Design Framework and the various development schemes associated with the Yeovil Vision.
Yeovil Vision Project Management Board
Governance of Yeovil Vision is undertaken by a Project Management Board (PMB), which comprises two representatives each of the Yeovil Vision funding partners: SSDC, SCC, and Yeovil Town Council, plus a SSDC representative (who does not vote) but represents SSDC as the managing and accountable body. Meetings are held bi-monthly and the PMB is Chaired by Tim Carroll, Leader, SSDC.
The Galaxy Group
The Galaxy Group has been instrumental in helping to develop the Vision and establishing the current portfolio of projects. It comprises representatives from the Public Sector, Local Business and other key organisations such as Yeovil College and Yeovil Hospital. More...