Meet the Team
Dan Poitras - Chairman
Manager, The Britten Shopping Centre
I am the Manager of The Britten Shopping Centre located in the middle of the BID area. I started off as the Chairmen of the Lowestoft Town Management Partnership and over the years progressed the partnership to the BID company Lowestoft Vison. When I first arrived in Lowestoft, I could see there was loads of potential for the town, both in retail and in businesses. I believe by working together with other businesses and with the council we can return Lowestoft to its glory days and do even better. We have two fantastic blue flag beaches, wonderful country side and spectacular broads. Lowestoft also is rich in history and the children of the area are very engineering and intelligent. We have everything local to make Lowestoft the destination of the UK again.
Steel & Co.
I am the MD of Steel & Co Commercial Property Services our office is on the Market Triangle of the High Street, we let and manage commercial properties. My vision for Lowestoft is to see it back as one of the most desirable towns to live in and raise a family in the UK. It's a big task but if we all pull together we can do it. What I like best about Lowestoft is the diversity, we are surrounded by beautiful beaches, open country side and the broads. We are steeped in history but still have modern industries, we have national companies alongside independent companies. We have all the building blocks to make Lowestoft great again.
Store Manager, Marks & Spencer in Lowestoft
I have been the store manager of Marks & Spencer in Lowestoft for the last three and half years having worked in retail since leaving school. I am delighted to have joined the board of directors having previously been the Healthy High Streets lead as part of the Business in the Community initiative. Lowestoft has so much potential in terms of industry, as a holiday destination and of course it's retail offer. I'm looking forward to working closely with my colleagues and the wider BID as I believe by working together we can really make Lowestoft the place to come and visit.
I am Operations Director for Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, managing the operational team which includes membership, events, marketing, communications, international trade, export documentation, policy and supply chain opportunities.
As well as this I manage the Lowestoft Vision team on behalf of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and I have been a member of the Lowestoft Vision board since September 2018.
I am looking forward to continuing to support Lowestoft Vision with our aims to make Lowestoft a great place to live, visit and do business.
I am the BID Business Manager for Lowestoft Vision - please contact me if you wish to be involved in any of our projects.