About Us

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative is a Community Interest Company that generates revenue from activities it undertakes in the Town Centre 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 second term BID was approved in 2012 and the business plan for this runs until March 2018. 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.

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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 Footfall and 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
  • Loyalty card

Click Here to view the 2015 /16 Audited accounts for the Worthing Town Centre Initiative Click Here to view the 2015 /16 Audited accounts for the BID

Steering Committee Our 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.   DSC_9916 The Committee members are Chairman  

Chris Spratt – C G Spratt & Sons


Peter Bennett – President Chamber of Commerce

Roger Green – Roger Green Sound & Vision

Jeremy Silverthorne – Jeremy Silverthorne Fine Jewellery

Michael Clinch – The Chatsworth Hotel

Sam Whittington – Sew Silver


Alastair Vickers – on Behalf of Ayres, Bright, Vickers


Paul Holden – The Worthing Journal

Diane Guest – Heene Ward

Andy Sparsis- Proto Restaurant Group

Peter Powell – Manager M&S

Dave Munn – Manager Boots

Kristie Ayling – Santander

Damon Connelly – Waitrose

Ian Goodridge – The Montague Centre

Paul O’Brien – I love Candy

Gary Harrison – The Swan Public House

Sue Stevens – Worthing Churches Homeless Project

Cllr Tom Wye – Worthing Borough Council

Cllr Clive Roberts – Worthing Borough Council

Cllr Michael Cloake – West Sussex County Council

Lynda Dine  – Worthing Borough Council

Lydia Schilbach – West Sussex County Council

Tina Tilley – Worthing Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Clarke – Worthing Town Centre Manager