BID Director

Go Forth Stirling are delighted to announce that we have secured Jon Walton as BID Director. Jon has worked the length and breadth of the UK and has a wealth of experience. We feel it’s a significant coup for Stirling that we have been able to appoint him to lead the Go Forth Stirling projects.

 
 
 Jon Walton - BID Director Go Forth Stirling

Jon Walton - BID Director
Go Forth Stirling

‘I am delighted to be returning to Scotland as BID Director for Go Forth Stirling, after a few years in England running one of the most established BIDS in Plymouth and a new one in Southampton. I think Stirling has huge potential and the BID can generate a collaborative approach that will ensure it will fulfil this potential. I  have a lot of experience of retail, food and drink and crucially destination management over the last 30 years, which I hope will bring real benefits to Stirling and its businesses.'

 
 

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.’

 
 
 Peter Betts - BID Vice Chairman Store Manager - Debenhams

Peter Betts - BID Vice Chairman
Store Manager - Debenhams

Peter’s experience running Stirling’s only department store and managing his large team brings an invaluable set of disciplines to the BID steering group. His diligence and methodical approach help drive the campaign forward without losing momentum.

‘Working for Debenhams allows me to compare Stirling against other cities I visit. It’s clear to me that our city has lots of potential for growth and success in the future.’

 
 
 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

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

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

Gary Turnbull
Board Member
Centre Director - Thistles Stirling

Zahir Haider
Board Member
Business Owner - Computer Division

Susanne Akil
Board Member
Business Owner - Specsavers Stirling

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