Di in bid to raise Ferry profile

THE task of leading Queensferry towards becoming a Business Improvement District (BID) has been placed on the shoulders of Fife woman Diane Brown.

Diane was the successful candidate for the role of project manager whose job it will be to raise the profile of Queensferry. A total of 32 people applied for the role.

She is said to bring a wealth of experience to the position, having previously served as the co-ordinator for Dunfermline’s successful BID process.

Her current role as project manager within Dunfermline Delivers is wide and diverse, working to deliver events and projects such as the annual fireworks display, Festival of King Robert the Bruce and Business Improvement Grants to name but a few.

Before this position Diane owned and ran the award- winning Town House restaurant, was a director on the board  of Dunfermline Town Centre Management and an active member of Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board.

She said of her new role: “I am thrilled and honoured to be chosen to manage Queensferry Ambition. South Queensferry is already well-known for its unique setting and picturesque High Street but I honestly believe it has so much more to offer. There is huge untapped potential and with plans for a third bridge and new visitor centre, the timing for developing a BID couldn’t be better”

The benefits that BID’s bring to other towns are widely recognised and we now have a fantastic opportunity for the businesses in South Queensferry to engage with Queensferry Ambition and directly influence their trading environment.”.

A spokesman for Queensferry ambition, who are behind the Business Improvement District bid, said: “We are delighted to welcome Diane to the Queensferry Ambition team. During our initial early meetings it was highlighted that the appointment of an experienced BID project manager was key to our future success. Diane has a proven track record working with the Dunfermline BID, is well known and respected in the BID community and will be instrumental in pulling together the South Queensferry business plan and in providing direction to the steering committee. We very much look forward to working with Diane”.