Published: December 16, 2019 | Updated: December 17, 2019

New appointments at Eco and Wimborne BID

Ed Johnson, Manager of Eco Sustainable Solutions’ anaerobic digestion plant at Piddlehinton.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Two appointments have been announced at Eco Sustainable Solutions and also Wimborne BID.

Ed Johnson is the manager of Eco’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.

The highly-experienced former petro-chemical surveyor and production chemist believes the process is the future of green power.

The plant in Piddlehinton takes food waste and other perishables and converts them into gas and electricity.

Ed, who moved to the UK as part of the US air force, retrained as a scientist before entering the world of green energy.

He has also worked in many fields including hazardous and clinical waste treatment, waste transfer station operations, biogas production and power and heat production.

Wimborne Business Improvement District (BID) has welcomed back Tammy Sleet as its new BID Manager.

She left the BID in January this year to work with BIDs across the UK but has now returned to Wimborne.

Martin Pate, Chairman of Wimborne BID, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tammy back to the BID team.

“Over the past year we have been reviewing the progress of the BID in Wimborne and taking stock of where we are.

“In the next twelve months, we will see some exciting projects come to fruition, starting with a brilliant line-up of events at Christmas.”

Tammy said: “There is a local saying that ‘all roads lead to Wimborne’ and that is certainly true for me.

“I have spent the last year working with businesses across the country to develop BIDs and meeting some inspiring solutions providers and place professionals.

“I’m really looking forward to bringing everything I’ve learned back to Wimborne and creating some great experiences for customers and businesses.

“We have a wonderfully active Board of Directors and our priority will be to talk to as many levy-payers as possible about where the BID should go next.”

BIDs, or Business Improvement Districts, are not-for-profit, business-led organisations designed to improve the conditions to do business in a specific geographical area.

BIDs are funded by a levy on businesses, calculated as a percentage of the rateable value of their property.

Wimborne BID was established in 2011, achieving a second five-year term in 2016.