Our Management Team


Rob Uffendell

Chairman of the Board

Rob grew up in Southport and was educated at King George V Grammar School and College and is a Director of Topping & Company Accountants, whose offices are based in Birkdale.

He is passionate about helping develop the future of Southport and help generate business within the town. He has previously served as a Governor of a local primary school and currently sits as Director on a number of local organisations, including the Southport Festival Ltd, Professional Sefton Ltd and Plan B for Business Ltd and is also an Associate Governor of Southport College.


Hugh Evans


With over 20 years experience in lobbying & policy development, Hugh has worked extensively with other BIDs including Preston & Lancaster. Hugh was also instrumental in the conception & delivery of Southport BID and secured the yes vote.

Hugh is responsible for the wider strategic planning, policy development, lobbying and representing the BID at regional and national levels.


t: 07469 354655


Sarah Rodriguez

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Sarah has spent over 15 years in the private sector, running small to medium retail businesses and restaurants, giving her a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by businesses.

Sarah manages all social media for the BID and handles all communications and press relations. Sarah also works on all BID funded events

t: 07392 873077

Our Board of Directors

David Price

Deputy Chairman

Agnes Ng

Owner, Dukes Folly Hotel

Norman Wallis

Owner, Southport Pleasureland

Steve Bibby

Owner, Karbon Kopy

Margaret Carney

CEO, Sefton Council

Jamie Henderson

Manager, Wilko

Gareth Haliwell

Manager, Sainsbury's

James Brayshaw

Owner, Adaptive Comms

Adam Yaffe

Owner, Yaffe Photography

No Board Members receive any form of payment for their time. All of our Directors are nominated annually from within the local business community.  Each are shortlisted due to the skills and experience they can contribute to the BID.  The Board of Directors is duly elected by show of hands at our Annual General Meeting in October each year.  To be eligible to nominate yourself or vote at the AGM please enter your details as an official representative of a BID Levy paying business.