The Team

The Team is dedicated to making the Bay of Colwyn a better place for business.  The Directors are all volunteers, tasked with assisting the BID team to deliver on the business plan, promoting the area and boosting our potential.

Our Directors

Greg Narey

Gregory’s Jewellers

My extensive retail experience in the BID areas could make a valuable contribution to the BID Strategic Board. My businesses are Gregory’s Jewellers, Colwyn Jewellers, Pandora and I have commercial property interests. I have clear views on how business can be maintained and improved in the BID areas of Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea.

Syd Gaskin

Gaskins Carpets
Vice Chair

I’ve been in business in Mochdre for over 20 years. I consider myself to be an honest and trustworthy person. I enjoy being an active person in the Mochdre business community, and have also enjoyed being part of the Colwyn BID steering group, and since the ballot being on the Project board.

Jay Martin

Crest Co-operative

I am the Strategic Business Development Manager for Crest Co-operative. My role enables me to make a positive contribution to the community in which I work and play. I am passionate about all sectors of the community working together, as communities are stronger and more resilient to negative economic and social change.

Peter Blundell

CBI Insurance

I started CBI Insurance 26 years ago as a sole trader and have remained director since incorporating the company in 2003. I am keen to see the rebirth of the area which is long overdue. Colwyn Bay needs to attract more of its residents to shop here; to do that we need a wider variety of retailers to occupy empty shops outside of the Bay View Centre.

Cllr Louise Emery

Conwy Council

Cabinet Member for Economic Development for the Council, Louise also works in the commercial property industry and brings her knowledge and expertise of the private sector to grow the economy of Conwy.

Gareth Jones

Carbon Zero

Gareth Jones is a multi-award winning entrepreneur from North Wales and owns and operates the Carbon Zero Group of Companies. His businesses extend across the energy, education, home and leisure industries. He is a huge advocate of supporting the local community and has a passion for the local area and for wanting it to improve.