Blairgowrie & Rattray Business Association

BARBA - Priorities

Our aim is to promote and support our members by encouraging and developing economic commercial activities in Blairgowrie and Rattray – and to represent the interests of local businesses related to Council matters. We love getting out and about meeting existing and prospective members.

Activities for 2019:

  • Familiarisation Visits (fam visit) - idea being is to get to know other businesses
  • Fam Visit for Scottish Reporters - we plan to invite around 7 reporters to come and 'experience' Blairgowrie with the aim that they report on how fab the town is
  • Westpark Development - met with PKC and Developer to work with them to try to connect the 2 - on-going work
  • Workshops - we are introducing workshops focused on helping small businesses:

    • Defib Demo - 19th September (at our AGM)
    • Plastic Free Business talk - 17th October
    • HR Workshop and business breakfast - 21st November
  • Shop Front Improvements - working with PKC to access this recently announced grant
  • Town Centre Management - again working with PKC to access this to provide a more stable and organised service (ie paid support rather than rely on volunteers)
  • Local Loyalty Scheme - we are helping the HEAT Project roll this out
  • We've just started adding short video tours of businesses - WM Coupars example
  • Discover Blairgowrie - we will be completely redevelopung the website so it's even more community and business focused
  • Cateran Yomp 2020 - we will be attending the Cateran Yomp wash-up meeting to see how we can integrate more with them in 2020