A financial boost of £842,00 to the Oban business community and an increase in customers and visitors are just some of the benefits resulting from the Oban Business Improvement District (BID) extending to another five years.
Following council approval of BID4Oban’s business proposals in September, local businesses were balloted to gain support. The result was a clear majority meaning that businesses will invest and work together to focus on improving Oban as a commercial and tourist destination.
BID4Oban has delivered a number of projects and initiatives. They include:
- Financial support for 51 events
- 700 hanging baskets and flower arrangements
- Additional Christmas lights throughout Oban
- Funded firework displays in November and Hogmanay
- Wi-Fi installed in the Little Bay area
- Love Oban brand created
Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead of Economic Growth and Communities:
“Collaboration between businesses has been instrumental in the success which Oban’s status as a BID has generated over the past 10 years. Congratulations to BID4Oban for this great result for the area. We are delighted there is clear support to extend this for another five years.
As we continue to support growth across our local economy, it’s fantastic to see businesses working together to generate ongoing investment for Oban.”
Read more about the Oban BID https://www.bid4oban.co.uk/