Clients​ List

​Over the past year more than 30 clients have been supported, of which the majority are BIDs -
​Basingstoke BID; Bath BID; Bournemouth Coastal BID; Bournemouth Town Centre BID; Canterbury BID; Chippenham BID; Colmore BID; Coventry BID; Destination Bristol; Farringdon & Clerkenwell BID; Heart of Manchester BID; Inmidtown; Kingstonfirst BID; Leamington BID; Leeds BID; Liverpool City Central BID; Liverpool Commercial BID; Love Wimbledon BID; Manor Royal BID; Newcastle NE1 BID; Paddington BID; Reading BID; Salisbury BID; Shrewsbury BID; Stratforward BID; Team London Bridge.

Clients Comments

What past clients say about Julie... Also see www.juliegrail​.com
Leeds BID
Kingstonfirst BID
Coastal BID
"Julie was instrumental in establishing the Leeds Business Improvement DIstrict, the 200th BID in the UK and the third largest. Julie's professionalism and expertise are exemplary and it is these skills that enabled her to galvanise the business community in Leeds.  Julie's enthusiasm and knowledge of BIDs are highly regarded both across the UK and internationally."
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“Julie - your Board facilitation was an amazing experience and in many meetings you now get quoted. Your ears must be ringing all the time...'
“Julie has provided expert advice and support to the company on a range of areas which has been hugely beneficial for the team and our board. Her flexible and professional approach to working with us, coupled with fantastic energy and commitment, means she is both great to work with and great at delivering for us.”
 

​Andrew Cooper
Chief Executive

​Kirsten Henly
Chief Executive

​Stefan Krause
BID Manager

Team London Bridge
Inmidtown BID
Love Wimbledon BID
“Inmidtown has used Julie’s skills on a number of occasions over the past decade – including BID development; renewal and Board facilitation. Her attention to detail is second to none and her ability to think strategically and demonstrate true leadership is a real asset to the BID industry.”
​"Julie has worked with our board and provided extremely useful insight and analysis. Her ability to see things from a strategic view point was invaluable in helping us to set the priorities for the executive team."
 
 
​"Since 2006 Team London Bridge has relied regularly on Julie’s extensive BID knowledge, contacts and expertise.  Over the years she has provided excellent policy and governance advice as well as helping us manage our Board and member’s interests.  Without a doubt we will continue to call on her professional services."
 
 

Tass Mavrogordato
Chief Executive

​Nadia Broccardo
Chief Executive

​Paul Windsor
Chair

Manor Royal BID
Destination Bristol
Reading UK CIC
“Julie is one of the most engaging and knowledgeable speakers on the BID and place shaping agenda I have heard. She was excellent as chair of our BID conference and thoroughly well-received leaving our audience of levy payers and partners both more informed and enthused than before.”
"Julie is a consummate professional and has been of inestimable assistance as we have worked on developing a new Bristol City Centre BID. She combines an ability to apply great technical knowledge and experience with excellent communication skills and a passion for her subject that shines through to all who hear and meet her.

Julie has been instrumental in allowing us and the significant stakeholders in Bristol to shape and prepare a business plan that will help Bristol prosper in a challenging and rapidly changing future."   
“Reading BID is one of the longest established in the UK outside of London.  Throughout our existence we have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Julie over 10 years, relying on her amazing knowledge, judgment, experience, patience and good humour to help guide us through many issues including BID renewals. 

It is a relationship we value and look forward to growing in the coming years”.

Steve Sawyer
​Executive Director


Keith Rundle
​BID Development Manager


Bobby Lonergan
​BID Manager


Testimonials​

How industry experts describe Julie...
​"Julie has outstanding knowledge and understanding of commercial centres & districts, and the application of BIDs and other PPPs in making them thrive. Her involvement originates from  the early 2000s when she worked alongside national and local government leading the UK’s pilots and developing the legislation. She is now the leading advisor and commentator on commercial district management in the UK and internationally."
​“Julie has been a leading expert in the development of BIDs in the UK right from inception to maturity of the industry.
She continues to offer unrivalled strategic and professional advice on all elements of BIDs and is highly regarded across the entire industry.”
​"I had the great pleasure of working with Julie when we were setting up the Bath Business Improvement District. Her professionalism, insight and energy were unrivalled and were absolutely key in the success of the BID being voted into existence and in the way in which the BID was received positively by the levy payers. The first five years of the Bath BID were enormously positive and Julie brought that same professionalism, insight and energy to the successful renewal of the BID at the end of its first term."

​Prof Greg Clark CBE
The Business of Cities

​Penny Alexander
Chief Executive
Baker Street Quarter Partnership

Jonathan O'Shea
Former Bath BID Vice-Chair and

Finance Director

​"Having worked alongside Julie over a number of years, on a range of BIDs related projects, I have found her professionalism, insight, industry guidance and perspective invaluable. Her breadth of knowledge and ability to clearly communicate often complex issues, is matched by her passion for her subject - along with her warm personality and good sense of humour."

​Katie Morris
Marketing Director
Morris & Company