Lanark for Business
The six-week ballot process to decide whether a BID should be established in Lanark concluded on Thursday 28th February 2019. The businesses of Lanark have voted Yes to implementing the proposals within the Business Plan put forward by the Discover Lanark Steering Group. Discover Lanark will work quickly to demonstrate the benefits of the BID. Over the coming weeks we will introduce plans on cost reductions and maximisation of digital media platforms for all businesses.Lindsay Freeland, Returning Officer for the Discover Lanark Business Improvement District declared the following results:Yes- 60.47%No - 39.52%Total ballot papers issued: 380Total ballot papers returned: 208Return rate: 55.26%Aggregate rateable value of property from YES votes: £5,144,650Aggregate rateable value of property from NO votes: £1,738,725Discover Lanark Chair, Graeme McLeish commented; “We are delighted the businesses of Lanark have recognised the opportunities presented by the Discover Lanark BID. We now have a mandate to put in place a structured plan of action to make the improvements to trade and tourism Lanark so desperately needs. We urge all businesses to work together with the wider community to make Lanark a better place to live and work”
Lanark supports a diverse range of businesses. From manufacturing companies who are leaders in their industries and a retail centre serving the town and its surrounds to a service sector that reaches out across Lanarkshire and beyond. Helping those businesses to thrive is essential to ensuring Lanark's economic growth.
Many other towns in Scotland have already taken the initiative and created attractions in their town centres, brought events to their town or simply made their towns easier and safer to visit.
Discover Lanark aims to develop a vision for Lanark and to deliver services and development projects to improve the town and surroundings and thus improve the economic performance of the area.
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