Meet the team
Newport Now is managed on a day-to-day basis by Kevin Ward Media. Kevin is the former editor of the South Wales Argus and has lived in Newport for almost 30 years. A city centre resident, Kevin is a director/trustee of Newport Live, Newport City Homes and the Kaleidoscope Project. He is also a director, shareholder and season ticket holder of Newport County AFC. He can be contacted on 07824 472543 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony provides administrative assistance to the Newport Now manager. A native of Newport, Tony had a long career managing a number of pubs in the city and also worked around the world on cruise ships.
Our Ambassadors provide a visible and reassuring presence patrolling the Newport Now BID area daily, liaising directly with businesses, local authorities, the police, other agencies, city centre workers and visitors.
The Newport Now board consists of a variety of business and community representatives, from both national and independent businesses. It also includes one elected member of the city council, the organisation that collects the BID levy.
Alan Edwards, Chairman – Vacaras
Zep Bellavia, Company Secretary – Harding Evans
Fiona Jefferies – Barefoot Ceramics
Paul Scholefield – Wilkos
Nicky Vignoli – The Newporters
Robin Hall – Kymin
Dan Smith – M4 Property Consultants
Huw Llewelyn – Admiral
Ian Lamsdale - Newport City Radio
Simon Pullen – Friars Walk
Chris Jones – Boots
Tracey Stokes-Whiting – La Belle Femme Boutique
Hannah Williams – Tiny Rebel
Kane Athay – Richard Hayward Properties
Councillor Jane Mudd – Newport City Council
Richard Ellis - Ellis Lloyd Jones accountants