Ask the Expert: Mandy White

By Glossy Magazine

Ask the Expert: Mandy White

Ask the Expert: Mandy White

Ask the Expert: Mandy White

Director of the Altrincham Business Improvement District (BID). BIDs have been in the UK for 20 years and provide a way for areas like town centres to generate additional funds to support footfall, enhancing the town centre environment through greening and cleaning, positive PR and business support. 

Why has the regeneration of Altrincham been so successful?

Altrincham has reinvented itself in recent years as a ‘modern market town’ and the regeneration of Altrincham Market, along with other significant public and private sector investment, has undoubtedly been the catalyst for growth. It feels as if the town’s identity has been re-established with the market at its heart and from there a fantastic independent food and drink scene has grown, alongside many independent shops and national brands. The town’s success is the result of the hard work of the businesses and many other individuals, true partnership working. 

What’s in store for the future?

It’s an exciting time for Altrincham with continued investment in the town including Trafford Council and Bruntwood’s Foundation, which has recently opened. This is a mixed-use development in the Stamford Quarter on the site of the old House of Fraser department store, boasting an incredible Hyvert living wall. It is currently home to Sportfive, the global sports marketing agency, with Starbucks, Lane 7 and two restaurants due to open on the ground floor in the coming months. There are also some exciting new tenants coming to the Stamford Quarter itself.

Where can I find out more about Altrincham?

Altrincham BID produces where you can find out more about the town and plan your visit. The website has a comprehensive events section as well as offers and jobs. We also have social media: @visitaltrincham on Instagram and Facebook, and @altrinchambid on X and LinkedIn. It’s a fabulous town to enjoy either during the day or in the evening. Market days are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday but there are so many great reasons to visit.