Ken Macartney, a member of the Winchester BID Board of Directors and a previous Chair of the Board, was tragically killed when a tree fell on his car during Storm Ciara on Sunday 9 February.
In tribute, his family said “Ken was born in Belfast in 1961. He moved to England when he was 18 and pursued a career in retail. He married in 2000 and has a wife Mandy and step-daughter Laura. He is the owner of Pavilion, a clothes shop in Winchester, and was a prominent member of the Winchester Business Improvement District (BID). He was proud of Winchester, where he lived happily for 25 years. He was passionate about his family, dogs, football and chocolate, and he will be sorely missed by everybody that knew and loved him.”
Paul Spencer, Executive Director of Winchester BID said “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of Ken Macartney’s death and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time. Ken was a well-known and respected member of the local business community and he was passionate about Winchester. He contributed much to the city and he was a member of our Board of Directors and also a former Chair of the Board. Ken was our colleague and friend and he will be greatly missed.”
Ken joined the Winchester BID Board of Directors in April 2008 after opening Pavilion in The Square in 2007 with his wife Mandy, which offers women and men designer fashion. He was Chair of the Board between 2012 and 2019.