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About Us

PaddingtonNow Business Improvement District (BID) is run by businesses, for businesses. We aim to improve Paddington for everyone who works, lives or visits.

Since 2005 PaddingtonNow BID has been delivering vital projects and services that lay the groundwork for change. Improving the quality of our streets, reducing traffic, saving businesses money, managing back anti-social behavior, tackling air pollution, upgrading parks and gardens, changing perceptions of the location, investing in green infrastructure; future proofing Paddington for the growth ahead.

Operating as PaddingtonNow BID, the BID is managed by a Board of Directors representing different business sectors in the BID area.

The BID’s planting and new pavements have made Paddington more attractive, our dedicated Community Safety Team are making it safer, and businesses have seen the benefits of our marketing, including Paddington Covers, Explore Paddington Magazine and an ever growing online community.


Board Members

Will Clayton - BID Chairman
The Cork and Bottle
Vaughan Smith - BID Vice Chairman
Founder Frontline Club
Ramesh Arora
The Shaftesbury Collection
Orlando Barry
Barry Brothers
Paul Charalambous
Stylotel & Sussex Arms
Paul Fitzgerald
London Town Hotels Group
Simon Froom
Knowall IT
Hugh Gostling
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Catherine Hinds
Sally Martin
Residential Representative
Anastasios Moros
Shakespeare & Dolphin Hotels
Alex Neokleous
St Davids Hotel
Andrew Scrivener
Paddington Partnership
Geraldine Wong Smith
Chilworth Communications

BID Team

Chris Peers
BID Manager
Kay Buxton
BID Executive Chair
Victoria Dell
BID Operations Manager
Ruth Sherski
Business Engagement
Catherine McDowall
Marketing and Events Manager

The BID Area

The BID covers 34 streets in an area to the west, south and east of Paddington Station. Download a detailed map of the BID area here (PDF). PaddingtonNow_BID_Area_Map_blue


Download a guide to our services here. To download a copy of PaddingtonNow BID’s Proposed Income & Expenditure 2020/21 please click here. To view the Paddington BID Audited Accounts 2019-20 adopted by the AGM in 2020 please click here.

Paddington BID Renewal Document

Businesses voted to renew PaddingtonNow BID for a fourth term, with a 92% majority by number and a 96% majority by rateable value. Turnout in the ballot was 61%. Download the proposal here