Meet the Team

Christopher McCracken

Christopher McCracken

Managing Director

Charlotte Irvine

Charlotte Irvine

Finance & Contracts Manager

Christiaan Karelse

Christiaan Karelse

Regeneration Manager

Sara Elliot

Business Engagement Manager

Stevie Maginn

Communications & Events Manager

Lawrence Tingson

Healthy & Sustainable Manager

Street Ambassadors

For 13 weeks each year, from late June to mid-September, the BID employ four summer street ambassadors.

The team act as brand ambassadors for the Linen Quarter with a specific aim to support our hotel and hospitality industry. They will also direct commuters and tourists with a daily presence at Great Victoria Train Station and City Hall.

Key activities include:

  • Providing a warm welcome to all our hotel guests, cruise ship visitors, and other tourists
  • Signposting tourists, commuters and business visitors
  • Providing a free tourist concierge service at Linen Quarter hotels, highlighting visitor attractions, hospitality experiences, and key events and activities across Belfast.
  • Providing free walking tours of the Linen Quarter, helping to tell its story and promote it as a visitor destination.
  • Providing food and drink walking tours to bring additional custom to our hospitality venues.
  • Supporting all the events and activities in the area over the summer months
  • Distributing information to our levy payers and providing a bespoke service to them as required
  • Conducting environmental audits across all 50 streets through the BID area.


If you would like to get in touch with the Street Ambasadors please contact

Clean Team

In August 2018 the BID commissioned a Clean Team to provide an enhanced cleaning, graffiti removal and power washing service for the district. This includes a focus on litter picking three times a week and graffiti removal once a week. The Team also maintain the Flax Field installation at Bedford Square, and can arrange power washing and chewing gum removal on request.

The Team work to a schedule and are currently removing an additional 750kg of rubbish from the area every month. However, if you are a Linen Quarter levy payer and would like to arrange enhanced cleaning around your area please e-mail and he will be happy to assist.