Our Bracknell BID Board directors give their time voluntarily and without payment to help govern and champion the work of our BID team.
They help us steer our projects and planning so, to say thank you for playing such a huge part in the estate, we would like to share their stories.
Meet Lynda Perry, Head of Occupier Services for McKay Securities Plc….
Please give a description of you and your company / the company you work for
I am Head of Occupier Services for McKay Securities Plc, a Real Estate Investment Trust based in Reading, providing directly managed commercial real estate focused on London and the South-East. In my role I am responsible for delivering operational support with a focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and occupier satisfaction.
A little bit about your background/working career
I joined McKay in 2015 after many years of running corporate real estate, facilities and procurement functions within the electronics, pharmaceutical and telecoms industries.
How has your company adapted during COVID?
Fortunately, we were able to work remotely from home during the lockdown in 2020, and could deliver all our services.
How are you planning to return / how have you returned?
We have now all returned to work as before, and it’s very much ‘business as usual’.
Any advice for other BID businesses around COVID that you can give based on your experiences?
My advice would be to carry out risk assessments, ensure they are enforced, and with vaccinations in place, there is no reason to stay away from the workplace.
Why are you a BID board director/why do you volunteer your time for the local business community?
I live locally and one of our properties falls within the BID area. I like to be involved and be able to positively influence the area in which I reside. There is no point complaining and then doing nothing! I have many years of general management experience to share and help others. It’s just in my nature to help others.
What skills and experience do you bring to the BID board?
I bring a wealth of local knowledge which allows me to understand the issues that businesses face in the area.
What difference do you hope the BID will have made in the next five years?
I hope it will keep the areas neat and tidy and enhance personal security and confidence – all with the aim of making the Southern and Western Business Areas the place to be.
Most likely to be found in/at (what do you like to do in your spare time)?
Supporting non-league football.
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve been given?
People buy from people, you need to create trust and in order to create trust, your personal principals need to be built on integrity, honesty, transparency and fulfilling promises (probably my advice to others than vice versa!).