BID4Oban wins backing of business community

BID4Oban is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its ballot for a second term of running the Business Improvement District in Oban.

Of the votes cast there was a 75 per cent poll in favour of the BID continuing for the next five years, which represented 68 per cent of the rateable value of businesses that completed the ballot.

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Chief executive Andrew Spence said: ‘This is a resounding mandate from the town’s business community to continue the work of the BID company.

‘The BID company has worked hard over the past five years to improve the environment of the town of Oban along with funding for festivals, events and infrastructure projects.

‘The BID has also worked with its partners in the tourist industry to promote the town as a destination for visitors.’

Andrew added: ‘The hard work starts now to continue to improve the town’s economy, infrastructure and environment. We will continue to invest in any project that improves the economy of the town.

‘We want an all-inclusive working relationship with every business sector in Oban to ensure we are servicing all our levy payers.’

Andrew said he would also like to thank the dedication of the BID’s team in Oban without whose support, commitment and hard work this result would not have been possible. He also thanked the returning officer of Argyll and Bute Council for administering the ballot.

The Oban Times
10/10/17