John Hirst

John Hirst
Chief Executive, Destination Bristol

John Hirst was a key player in the massive project to regenerate the Broadmead shopping area. Passionate about the retail area, John has ensured that every aspect of Broadmead has been reviewed, evaluated and improved. A hallmark of his approach has been brokering partnerships with retailers, property owners and the civic authorities. He has been a pioneer in designing transformative BIDs.

What our retailers say

“As manager of an independent retailer on the edge of the BID area, I really appreciate the work the BID team does to help promote all its businesses, especially events like the annual Easter trail that encourage shoppers to explore the whole area.”

Andy Hills, Antics