About Us

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative is a Community Interest Company that generates revenue from activities it undertakes in Worthing and then uses these funds to enhance and promote the Town Centre. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative was formed in 1992 as a not for profit organisation by businesses trading in the Town Centre whose goal was to promote the town as a thriving, profitable shopping centre.

On July 5th 2007 the businesses in the Town Centre voted YES to becoming a Business Improvement District and the BID launched in April 2008.  The 3rd term of the BID was voted in by businesses in 2017 and will run until 2023.

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative aims to increase the number of times people wish to visit the Town by promoting a clean, safe environment with lots of variety where businesses thrive.


Sharon Clarke               Town Centre Manager              Sharon@worthingtowncentre.co.uk

Lindsay Midali               Events & Markets                       Lindsay@worthingtowncentre.co.uk

Steve Burt                       Business Crime Reduction     Steve@worthingtowncentre.co.uk


To view the 2017/18 Audited Accounts

Click Here for the Worthing Town Centre BID

Click Here for the Worthing Town Centre Initiative

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What do we do

  • Christmas Lights
  • Increased Floral Displays
  • Events
  • Markets
  • Business Communication / Lobbying
  • Manage the street activity in the town
  • Provide additional signage & advertising
  • Enhanced Cleansing inc deep cleaning and chewing gum removal
  • Capture key Town Centre Data such as Store Performance & Vacancy Rates
  • Ad hoc projects such as Liverpool Gardens and Seafront Shelters
  • Shopwatch
  • Advertising & Marketing of the Town Centre
  • Guides (Food & Drink / Independent Shopping)
  • Business advice, information & lobbying

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is made up of Businesses trading in the Town Centre along with the Local Authorities and other business organisations.

The committee focus on the art of the achievable and ensuring the fund generated by the BID and the Town Centre Initiative are invested to have the biggest impact in the Town.


Michael Clinch – The Chatsworth Hotel


Peter Bennett – Solicitor

Roger Green – Roger Green Sound & Vision

Jeremy Silverthorne – Jeremy Silverthorne Fine Jewellery

Peter Clinch – The Chatsworth Hotel

Sam Whittington – Sew Silver

Andy Sparsis – Proto Restaurant Group

Chris Spratt – C G Spratt & Son

Diane Guest – Greene King

Nick Clinch – The Chatsworth Hotel

Treasurer & Director  

Alastair Vickers – Finance Director


Paul Holden – The Worthing Journal

Peter Powell – Manager M&S

James Williams – Manager Boots

Kristie Ayling – Santander

James Ballantyne – The Montague Quarter

Paul O’Brien – I love Candy

Cllr Tom Wye – Worthing Borough Council

Cllr Dan Humphreys – Leader Worthing Borough Council

Cllr Michael Cloake – West Sussex County Council

Fiona Burn  – Worthing Borough Council

Tracey Light – West Sussex County Council

Tina Tilley – Worthing Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Clarke – Worthing Town Centre Manager