Grantown Business Association

a group acting on behalf of the local business community

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Grantown Business Association

The Grantown Business Association (GBA) is a sub-committee of the Grantown Initiative, the local community development company. It represents the interests of the local business community in PH26 3 postcode area.

 

Grantown Business Association

Aims

  • Act as an advocate for the business community with representation at appropriate events / meetings.
  • Promote the PH26 3 area for the benefit of businesses.
  • Identify priorities for business members, form a plan and act on it.
  • Keep businesses uptodate via newsletters and social media.
  • Create opportunities to help member businesses collaborate with each other.
  • Manage the business directory and visitor facing content on www.grantownline.com.
  • Hold meetings of business representatives if/when appropriate.
  • Develop effective partnerships with other community groups and organisations for the benefit of businesses.
  • Set up and maintain a membership scheme for the GBA to include business members from the PH26 3 postcode area and ‘associate members’ from other areas if they fall outwith any other Business Association’s remit.
  • Gather, represent and feedback the views of the business community to the Grantown Initiative board.

 

What We’ve Achieved

Despite having to navigate our way through a pandemic this last year, the GBA has continued to represent local business and has achieved the following in the last 18 months:

  • Held a successful shopping event in December, Grantown Does Christmas, for local businesses and the community.
  • Promoted Grantown as a destination in the Landmark Press ‘Welcome To’ book which is seen by every visitor to the Cairngorms National Park staying in a hotel, B&B or Guest House.
  • Kept businesses informed of latest news and support via a new business Facebook page and emails.
  • Created opportunities for local businesses to collaborate with each other.
  • Updated the business directory and visitor facing content on www.grantownline.com.
  • Held meetings of business representatives to support them during the pandemic.
  • Represented local businesses at meetings with the Cairngorms National Park Authority, the Cairngorms Business Partnership, Highland Council and business support organisations.
  • Responded to consultations on the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s Economic Action Plan, Highland Council’s Proposed Parking Charges and the Scottish Government’s Short Term Let Regulations.
  • Responded to criticism of businesses in the press.
  • Represented the business community on the steering group of the Here to Help Scheme.
  • We are continuing to work with the Grantown Initiative to re-open the Burnfield Toilets which was one of the top priorities for business when we undertook a survey in 2019.

 

Contact Details

Email: info@grantownonline.com

 

Committee Members

Karen Martin – Chair
Rebecca Macellar – Finance Manager
Anne Masters
Declan Gallacher
George Livingstone
Ginny Hall
Janet Hartree
Jodie Sandiford
Jon Wood
Lara Beach

 

 

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