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Chance to help promote and shape future of Harrogate town centre

Harrogate town centre business owners and managers are being given an opportunity to help promote and shape its future.

In the coming weeks, Harrogate Business Investment District (BID) is holding its annual board elections, where BID Members can put themselves forward to become a director.

The organisation’s constitution allows for a total of 15 directors, but if there are more names than vacancies, then a ballot will be held.

Successful candidates will have to dedicate at least two hours each week to BID activities, as well as attending at least one board meeting a month.

Harrogate BID Acting Chair Sara Ferguson said: “I’m incredibly passionate about Harrogate town centre, and last year, I put my name forward to join the BID board. I stood for election because I wanted to be a loud voice for the town’s independent businesses.

“I will be standing again as there is still plenty to do. The job is not finished yet. The last ten months have not been without their challenges, However, in that time, we have achieved a number of objectives with plenty more in the pipeline.

“The qualities we are looking for in a board member include having the time to devote to the BID activities, totally committed to the aims of the BID, willing to make bold decisions and, above all, wanting to see Harrogate town centre thrive.”

Only members of the Harrogate BID Company are eligible to become a director, and a membership application, together with the rules, can be downloaded from Harrogate BID’s website. They need to be completed before noon on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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