WELCOME TO BIDS SCOTLAND
Many thanks for coming to see the BIDs Scotland website. As the national organisation for BIDs in Scotland we will always provide support, advice and encouragement to business groups, communities and local authorities considering a business improvement district.
To get an understanding of BIDs our Talking BIDs section features David Urquhart and Malcolm Brown, the chairs of Elgin and Queensferry Ambition talking about their towns and how a BID is helping them to improve their town centres for their businesses and the local community. Click here for more information.
Alternatively our BIDs Model at Work gives some examples of traditional BIDs, although the BIDs model can be used when ever a group of businesses want to work collectively and invest together in improving their business environment or grow their market sector. Please click here for more information.
Our Videos about BIDs page gives a few examples of projects delivered by the Scottish BIDs and some examples of projects from elsewhere in the world, whilst the Enterprising Bathgate videos show how a BID is developed and some of the work they have done. Please click here for more information.
We are always happy to talk about how a BID can help your businesses and local community, my telephone number and email contact is below if you want to get in touch.
Ian Davison Porter Director BIDs Scotland
Telephone 0131 629 0065
Email ian.davisonporter @bids-scotland.com
Helping to build stronger communities in Scotland
Many of the business improvement districts now in operation are not only working with their local businesses, but also working with local groups, community councils and other local interest groups to bring about improvement through collective effort, reducing duplication and improving delivery at a local level, bringing about positive change.
To read more of what a business improvement districts can deliver for local businesses and the community click here to read The National Review of BIDs in Scotland 2013
Greater Grassmarket BID - Marketing Assistant
An exciting job opportunity in the capacity of Marketing Assistant is now being offered by the Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District.
We are looking for a skilled Marketing Assistant to the support and execute the marketing activities of the Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with the BID Project Manager. Applicants need to demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude, be able to work to deadline in a fast-paced environment, and possess an excellent grasp of the English language.
The role holder will work on a broad range of projects including events in the area; managing social media and web content; B2B communications; PR and promotional activity; and campaign analysis.
Candidates must have at least 2 years’ previous marketing experience, be flexible, quick to adapt and comfortable with working on a range of tasks at one time.
For more information click here.
Application Deadline: 19th September 2014
Aberdeen Inspired Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for inspiring change and the implementation of the Business Improvement District Business Plan for Aberdeen city centre www.aberdeeninspired.com
A job description can be found here.
Application Deadline: 23rd September 2014
BIDs Scotland is happy to advertise employment opportunities or situations wanted for BIDs, town, city, place management and urban regeneration roles free of charge and these will be circulated to our members.
If you would like to find out more please email ian.davisonporter @bids-scotland.com