Who are the TCI and what do we do?

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative are a Community Interest Company generating revenue from activities it undertakes in Worthing which it then uses to enhance and promote the Town Centre. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative formed in 1992 as a not for profit Community Interest Company.  On July 5th 2007 the businesses in the Town Centre voted YES to becoming a Business Improvement District with the BID, managed by the Worthing Town Centre Initiative, launching in April 2008.

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative are a business led an funded organisation with the vision that the Town Centre is clean, safe and vibrant where businesses thrive and people regularly visit.

TCI Projects

  • Christmas Lights
  • Increased Floral Displays
  • Events
  • Markets
  • Town Centre Rangers
  • Worthing Gift Card
  • Town Centre Website with Business Listing
  • 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 & Vacancy Rates
  • Ad hoc projects such as Liverpool Gardens and Seafront Shelters
  • Shopwatch / Business Crime Reduction Partnership
  • Advertising & Marketing of the Town Centre
  • Guides (Worthing Guide / Dog Friendly)
  • Business advice, information & lobbying

Steering Committee


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

The committee focus on the art of the achievable and ensuring the BID funding is used to deliver the business plan which focuses on improving the Town and business performance.


  • Sam Whittington – Sew Silver


  • Peter Bennett – Solicitor
  • Roger Green – Roger Green Sound & Vision
  • Jeremy Silverthorne – Jeremy Silverthorne Fine Jewellery
  • Paul O’Brien – I Love Candy
  • Andy Sparsis – Proto Restaurant Group
  • Richard Margaroli – The Ardington Hotel
  • Phil Duckett – Worthing Gin 

Steering Committee

  • Karl Johns – Manager M&S
  • Darren Gearing – The Beach House / The Corner House
  • John Trigg – Freedom Works
  • Paul Battell – Blue Flame Vision
  • Ross Drybrough – Strand Dental 
  • Tom Lines – Finch / Crudo
  • Cllr John Turley – Worthing Borough Council
  • Cllr Caroline Baxter  – West Sussex County Council
  • Fiona Burn  – Worthing Borough Council
  • Sharon Clarke – Worthing Town Centre Business Manager

    Treasurer & Director  

    • Alastair Vickers – Finance Director