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Woman at the Helm

Publican Dawn Sendall has taken over the reins at a city business group.

Date: 18th Jul '14

Dawn is the new chairperson of the Brayford Business Forum, one of four membership groups which represent  traders based in Lincoln’s Business Improvement District – which is managed by Lincoln BIG.

Dawn, is one of a four-strong team which owns and runs the city’s busy Royal William IV pub in Brayford Wharf North, and she is well-placed to have an overview of what concerns businesses in this popular area, which includes the Brayford Waterfront hotels, pubs and restaurants.

This part of the Business Improvement District is also home to important commercial offices and the ever-growing University of Lincoln campus.

“I’m proud to have taken up the reins of the Brayford Business Forum and I am looking forward to our quarterly meetings and working with other businesses to maintain and build on the vibrancy of this important part of the city,” said Dawn.

“The Brayford Waterfront provides a great backdrop for many events, such as the Lincoln Festival, Scoot to the Waterfront and the forthcoming Lincs:Evolution 2014, but it would be great to have more.

“Ideas might include a 1940s weekend or more activities on the Brayford Pool itself, bearing in mind health and safety rules, of course.  I am also keen to encourage more tourists into the area, which is only a short distance from the historic Glory Hole and mainstream shopping,”  said Dawn.

In common with other traders in the area, Dawn is pleased that the Lucy Tower Car Park has re-opened.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “Groups such as the Brayford Business Forum, give local business owners and managers a great opportunity to network and also to get their voices heard.

“Dawn has taken over the Chairmanship from the Holiday Inn Express’ General Manager Darren Spencer-Phillips, and we wish her success in this role.”