Bidding for future prosperity
Backing for Hamilton BID
The team behind the recent Big Stampede public art trail have received backing to continue their work in the town.
Hamilton Business Improvement District (BID) have been voted back in for another five years.
They bring businesses together to promote the town centre.
BID chair, and manager of Holiday Inn Express, Mark Calpin said: “We are pleased to have received the support of businesses in the town, to continue our work.
“The BID has worked hard to promote the town and support Hamilton’s business community. I am delighted to see that the BID efforts have been recognised and rewarded with this vote of confidence.”
Hamilton enjoyed ten weeks of the Big Stampede public art trail during the summer thanks to the BID, who have also recently announced girlband B*witched will headline the festive switch-on this year.
The Ready Steady Gallop! art trail of 2014, which featured 25 life-size horse statues, was also the work of the BID.
Gareth Walker, manager of Hamilton BID, added: “We are grateful for the vote of confidence and we are committed to build on the experiences of the last five years, with a focus of making an even bigger impact within the town.”
The BID is run by a voluntary board of directors representing business across the town.
Hamilton BID’S chairman was also among those who vowed to fight for Hamilton town centre’s future – after a special investigation by the Advertiser last year revealed there were 45 empty units of Hamilton.
At the time, Mr Calpin said: “It’s time to talk up the fact that shoppers in Hamilton can get what they want in the town. Our aim is to make things better and give as much assistance as we can to people coming here.”
And this week, he emphasised that the BID are always looking for businesses to get involved.
Mr Calpin added: “If you feel passionately about your town and you want to get involved, contact the BID on info@hamiltonbid. org or ring the office on 01698 453352.”
Pictured are: Gareth Walker; Maurice Logie (Moreland’s Insurance); Councillor Davie Mclachlan; Lindsay Freeland, chief executive of South Lanarkshire Council; Lesley Hamilton (Elspeth Hamilton Perfumery); Mark Calpin and Bill Reid (The Regent Shopping Centre). in the heart
The BID has worked hard to promote the town
Boost Hamilton BID were voted back in this week by members