BID4Oban appoints chief to guide it through election
COMMUNITY interest company BID4Oban has announced the appointment of a new chief executive to steer the organisation through its second term.
Andrew Spence, formerly the manager of Oban’s Homebase store, is to take up the appointment later this month.
Graeme Bass, chairman of the BID4Oban company, said: ‘Following the resignation of Derek Connery as chief executive, BID4Oban Limited is delighted to announce that Andrew Spence has been appointed to assume these responsibilities.
‘Mr Spence has long been an enthusiastic and committed supporter of the town’s business community in general and of BID4Oban Limited in particular.
‘He was involved in the original steering group which paved the way for the Business Improvement District to be established and, in addition to his role as manager at the Homebase store in Oban, served with distinction as chairman of the board of volunteer directors.
‘ While we are very sorry to see Derek Connery leave the post – and he goes with our sincere thanks and good wishes for his new venture – we are delighted to have secured the services of an individual of Andy’s calibre.
‘We very much look forward to his input and guidance on a successful second ballot for BID4Oban Limited.’
BID4Oban was a company formed in November 2012 with a large mandate from businesses to invest £ 840,000 from a business levy into the town’s future.
The tenure of the BID company was for five years and a re- election ballot is due to take place towards the end of the year.
Derek Connery is stepping down from BID4Oban.