Interim CEO appointed to lead the Leeds BID

The board of BID4Leeds, the company behind the Leeds Business Improvement District (BID), are pleased to announce the appointment of their interim CEO, Keith Ramsay. Keith, who has a strong track record in the city over a number of years across the retail, business support and skills sectors, will lead on the setting up and initial development of the BID and its work streams across the three key themes of the Leeds Welcome, the Leeds Experience and the Leeds Business Voice.

Commenting on the appointment, John Bywater, chair of the Leeds BID board, said: “My colleagues and I are delighted that Keith has taken up the reins of setting up the company at the start of what looks like an exciting road for Leeds BID. Amongst the first of his tasks will be working with the Board and others in appointing the executive management team over the next few weeks and months.”

Keith said: “It is a great honour to be asked to work with the Leeds BID, its members; Board and Steering Group in developing the current draft Business Plan into reality. I am particularly looking forward to establishing the platform which will enable the BID to deliver real benefits for Leeds.”

Keith is based at the BID’s offices at Elizabeth House in Queen Street and is contactable via the office on 0113 2206360, mobile on 07989 851744 or via email at