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.

 
 
Andrew Mitchell - BID Chairman Business owner - AM Counting

Andrew Mitchell - BID Chairman
Business owner - AM Counting

Andrew’s 15 years accountancy experience both within the practice environment and industry has allowed him to start a number of businesses within the Stirling area. As a local resident he is passionate about the city’s future and determined to help Stirling grow and become more successful for the residents, visitors and businesses.

‘Stirling’s geographical location is its best asset, I believe the city can and will grow, and attract lots of inward investment.’

 
 
David Black - BID Vice Chairman University of Stirling

David Black - BID Vice Chairman
University of Stirling

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

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

Danielle McRorie-Smith
Board Member
Area Manager - Castle Leisure Group

Maxine Fraser
Advisor
Managing Director - Retailers Against Crime

Anton Stephenson
Advisor
Chief Inspector - Police Scotland

 
 

Go Forth Stirling Office

 
 

Mags Fenner
Stirling Office
Interim Project Manager

Tony I’Anson
Stirling Office
Temporary Special Projects