New strategic appointment for Big Heritage founder

March 10, 2016

Big Heritage founder and Managing Director Dean Paton,  has been appointed as the youngest ever board member for Chester Growth Partnership (formally Chester Renaissance).

Chester Growth Partnership along with key partners deliver a programme of improvements in Chester as part of the "One City Plan" - the 15 year strategy which guides the future economic regeneration of Chester to create a reinvigorated city centre, making it a distinctive and desirable place in which to live, invest, do business, visit and study.



Dean Paton (he's the one on the left!) and Eric Paton



Dean said "It is a privilege to have been appointed to such a pivotal position, and I will sweat blood to see Chester realise its potential as a thriving modern city that uses its incomparable heritage as a touchstone to inspire its future. My background in archaeology means I have a keen eye on developing the city's stunning past whilst encouraging new growth and development. I can also guarantee bucketloads of ideas, energy and enthusiasm."

The Chester Growth Partnership Board oversee the progress of One City Plan projects to ensure opportunities for economic growth are maximised for Chester and the wider sub region.The organisation is chaired by Guy Butler, a property and development expert who oversaw the development of Festival Place Basingstoke, Liverpool ONE and a £1bn development project in Mayfair.


Guy Butler, Chair of Chester Growth Partnership:

“Dean is passionate about Chester both in his capacity as an archaeologist and in his role as CEO of Big Heritage.  Upon my appointment as Chair, Dean’s skill set was very quickly pointed out to me by many key figures in the city. Having him on the board to harness his passion, creativity and energy is a massive plus for the city."


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Kiiza Wilson
March 11, 2016 9:26 pm

Congratulations Dean! Best of luck in your new position


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