Meet the Team Behind Yeovil Vision's Regeneration Projects


Kim CloseKim 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 - Photo by Len Copeland/Western Gazette

David Mills

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.


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 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 they are chaired by Cllr Peter Gubbins.



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