Welcome to BID4Oban

The Company BID4Oban Limited

Formed in November 2012

This came about as a result of a resounding YES from Oban's business community to support joining forces to create Britain's first Whole Town Business Improvement District.

A minimum of £840,000 will be invested into the trading environment during BID's tenure allowing businesses to invest collectively for the first time in their town's future.

    BID4OBAN Ltd was formed as a not-for-profit limited company to deliver BID4OBAN's objectives.

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Following a recent illness, Graeme Bass is undergoing a lengthy process of recovery and recuperation to regain full fitness.  As a result, he is unable to devote the time and energy required to successfully discharge the role of Chairman of BID4Oban Limited.

In order to ensure continuity of leadership and to continue to build upon and deliver the positive contribution BID4Oban is making to the town, the Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to the appointment of Andrew Spence as Chairman with immediate effect.

Graeme said “Andy is the ideal appointment to lead the BID company into the next phase of its development.  He brings a wealth of commercial experience to the role; he has been involved with the BID since its conception and he is truly passionate about delivering value adding benefits to the business community in Oban.  I wish him every success in the position and will continue to enthusiastically support BID4Oban Limited.”

Andrew Spence is Store Manager of the Homebase store in Oban. He has been actively involved with BID4Oban as a Director of the business since the company was formed some three years ago. Andy commented "BID4Oban has delivered numerous projects over the last three years. The remaining two years of BID4Oban will be challenging and demanding for all directors and colleagues of the business. We have a clear strategy for the next two years and are looking forward to producing an even more exciting Business Plan for the coming years. I am very keen to hear from our levy payers as to how we can continue our success and make further improvements to the business community of Oban"

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BID4Oban Newsletters

January 2016

Festive Newsletter 2015

June 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015

February Newsletter 2015 March Newsletter 2015 May 2015

Festive Newsletter 2014 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 May 2014 March 2014 January 2014 

December 2013 November 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013

Issue No 1 February 2013

Love Oban  

Love Oban brings you all the latest Promotions and Events from Oban businesses.

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Events in 2015

Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch 21st November

Winter Festival 20 - 29th November

Fireworks Display on 5th November 

Love Oban Children's Halloween Party 31st October

Royal National Mod 9th - 17th October

Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 20th September

Camanachd Cup Final 19th September

Argyllshire Gathering / Oban Games Thursday 27th August 

Craggy Island Triathalon  Saturday 22nd August

MacAulay Shinty Cup Final   Saturday 22nd August

Skerryvore Decade Saturday 30th May

Events in 2016

World Host Training Day in conjunction with Business Gateway 20th January

Caledonian Sleeper Business Breakfast 12th February 

Pension Wise with Claudia Albrecht 23rd March

School Easter Egg Competition 

Cyber Crime Presentation 27th April

Highland and Islands Dance Festival 29th April - 1st May

Oban Live 13th & 14th May

Upcoming Events in 2016

Charities Day and Street Party 11th June

Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On 

Winter Festival 

Fireworks Display on 5th November 

Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 18th September

Love Oban Children's Halloween Party 31st October