About Us

Go Forth Stirling is a registered limited company. The projects and services outlined in our Business Plan are delivered by a Project Manager and small team of staff. These staff report to a Board of Directors. The Board was elected when the Company was formed in 2017. All of those businesses who voted in the BID ballot and are required to pay the BID levy were able to nominate someone to be a Director. The Board represents a range of national and independent businesses from across the BID area.

Go Forth Stirling has maximum impact by working in partnership with a range of statutory service providers and other key partners. Representatives from these agencies and organisations attend Board meetings in an advisory, non-decision making capacity.

Go Forth Board

Made up by enthusiastic volunteers from local and national organisations with a presence in Stirling. The Board are united in their support for Stirling’s business improvement district and the aims of the Business Plan approved by Levy Payers.

Danielle McRorie-Smith - Chair Operations Manager - Castle Leisure Group

Danielle McRorie-Smith - Chair
Operations Manager - Castle Leisure Group

David Black - BID Vice Chairman University of Stirling

David Black - BID Vice Chairman
University of Stirling

Ms McRorie-Smith has been a Go Forth Stirling Board member since last April and was previously a director of the Dunfermline Delivers BID.

She steps up from her role as vice-chair and will be formally confirmed as Chair when Board members stand for re-election at the organisation’s AGM on Monday November 25.

“I am honoured to be appointed as the new Chair of Go Forth Stirling. Stirling is an iconic city and I am relishing the opportunity of helping take the Stirling BID forward.


David chairs Stirling City Heritage Trust which aims to preserve and restore Stirling’s traditional built heritage. He is also vice-chair of Stirling District Tourism Ltd, which is responsible for the National Wallace Monument. David is an excellent advisor to the group on all things relating to Stirling’s heritage and tourism market.

‘I’m passionate about Stirling’s history but I want it to have a successful future too. An organisation for businesses to come together will help protect and promote Stirling.’


Board Members and Advisors


Cammy Hendry
Board Member - Marketing & Events Team
Business Owner - Trend Clothing

Stuart Oliver
Board Member
Stirling Council - Economic Development

Arlene Forrest
Board Member
Store Manager - Boots Stirling

David Sharp
Board Member
Branch Manager - Waitrose Stirling

Alan Rodgers
Board Member - City Environment Team
Business owner - Our Place Cafe

Andrew Mitchell
Business owner - AM Counting

Kevin Moore
Board Member - Business Support Team
Business Owner - Stirling Arcade

Gary Turnbull
Board Member
Centre Director - Thistles Stirling

Susanne Akil
Board Member
Business Owner - Specsavers Stirling

Maxine Fraser
Managing Director - Retailers Against Crime

Anton Stephenson
Chief Inspector - Police Scotland


Go Forth Stirling Office


Mags Fenner
Stirling Office
Interim Project Manager

Tony I’Anson
Stirling Office
Temporary Special Projects