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 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
  • 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 / Business Crime Reduction Partnership
  • 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.


  • 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

Treasurer & Director  

  • Alastair Vickers – Finance Director


  • Peter Powell – Manager M&S
  • Natasha Southwick – The Montague Quarter
  • John Trigg – Freedom Works
  • Richard Margaroli – The Ardington Hotel
  • Michael Jones – Michael Jones Estate Agents
  • Phil Duckett – Worthing Gin
  • Cllr Kevin Jenkins – Worthing Borough Council
  • Cllr Dan Humphreys – Leader Worthing Borough Council
  • Cllr John Turley – West Sussex County Council
  • Fiona Burn  – Worthing Borough Council
  • Tina Tilley – Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce
  • Sharon Clarke – Worthing Town Centre Business Manager