Benderloch’s Campbell Cameron is the new Oban Town Centre Manager

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Congratulations to Campbell Cameron, of Benderloch,

on his appointment to the new

Oban Business Improvement District Scheme (BIDS) post

as Oban’s Town Centre Manager.

Local Man Wins Bid for Oban Town Centre Job

The Oban Business Improvement District Scheme (BIDS) steering committee has announced that Campbell Cameron has been appointed to take up their Town Centre manager post.

Mr Cameron is well known in the Oban area, having previously served on Argyll and Bute Council and Strathclyde Regional Council as an elected member.

Oban BIDS steering group expressed their delight that the project can now move on to the next stage. A spokesman said.

“We selected Campbell from a very strong field of candidates on the basis of his local knowledge, networking skills and business experience. His task is now to gain the investment from local business and public agencies to take Oban forward into a new era of business development.”

The position was created by The Bids Steering Group to take our desire to form a Business Improvement District forward. Mr. Cameron will seek the views of all 400 businesses within Oban on how they would like to improve our town centre for both inhabitants and visitors. This process is democratic and inclusive with each business being canvassed for their input and each business, irrespective of size, having one vote.

Campbell Cameron said, “It is a great honour to have been selected for this exciting new post in my own home town. BIDS is a very exciting scheme which will unite the local businesses in a partnership with all of the public agencies to improve the whole business area of Oban and make it an even more exciting place to come to for locals and visitors alike”

Over the coming months the Oban BIDS team plan to canvass local business and the public as to how they see the town being improved in the years ahead. “We must involve everyone in the successful development of our town – we have a gem here in the West Highlands and our job is to work together to keep it polished so that you can see the sparkle for many miles!” added Mr Cameron.

Business Improvement Districts Scotland (BIDS) has been established to support and encourage the development of Business Improvement Districts across Scotland and to aid the regeneration and asset management of our towns and villages, business parks and tourism and visitor areas.

BIDS leads the Scottish Government’s BID programme and is the national organisation for BIDs in Scotland. http://www.bids-scotland.com/

there are a number of towns around the country who have started to do some really interesting and profitable things with the BID programmes. It will be an interesting journey to see what Oban wants to do.

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http://www.torbaytowncentrescompany.co.uk/index.php

http://www.bidbarnstaple.co.uk

http://www.bathgatebid.net

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http://www.invernessbid.co.uk/

August 2, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Business, Community, oban

2 Responses

  1. Elaine - August 2, 2010

    …this is great news for Oban and the surrounding area….Congratulations Campbell!

  2. Alison Liddell Muller (Griffiths) Mary MacArthur Cameron's Daughter - August 31, 2010

    Congratulations Campbell,
    We are proud of you !!!
    Your relations from
    Sunny South Africa,
    Deirdre, Alison, Sheila, Heather & Cameron Griffiths
    XOX

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