“I would like to welcome new Chairman, Graham Leith, I am sure he will continue to drive the IBA forward”
General manager, Adam Dyke and his team from the Pittodrie House put on an excellent event for members and guests.
Chairman, Jackie Allen gave an overview of the year’s activity and thanked the committee, who have all worked hard to raise the profile of Inverurie as a successful, progressive town.
She acknowledged that despite challenges, Inverurie continues to attract investment and developments and the thriving town centre proudly boasts one of the lowest levels of empty premises in the UK.
The IBA has grown in strength and stature and the membership now stands at 135 businesses, from the role of around 62 of all shapes and sizes and is continuing to attract new members.
Jackie announced her decision to stand aside, following three years in the role.
She told members: “I have brought together some new committee members to strengthen the team and I feel confident that the IBA is in a sound position, poised to continue in strength and to attract even more members.
“This, of course, brings with it a lot of work and commitment and I really hope the impetus and momentum will continue apace.
“I would like to welcome new chairman, Graham Leith and I am sure he will continue to drive the IBA forward and wish him success.”
Jackie will now focus on her consultancy business and look for new opportunities and has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Elevator Awards, Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year Award, for her work with the IBA.
Graham Leith has been a general practice director with Johnston Carmichael in their Inverurie Office, with a wide range of expertise, but specialising in the agricultural industry.
Graham told members he was looking forward to this new challenge at a time when Inverurie continues to grow in popularity, both as a place to do business in and a place to live.