Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Business Regeneration Appointment

Saltburn Agora Parnership has announced the appointment of a Business Development Manager for Saltburn. Stephanie French, a Saltburn Resident, has been appointed to the post that is funded by the Tees Valley Partnership and based at the Groundwork office in Saltburn. She said, " I am delighted to be appointed to this post and make a contribution to my local community. Saltburn is a very special place with enormous potential." Saltburn is one of eight pilot communities selected by Manchester Metropolitan University and the Association of Town Centre Management as part of the Agora project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund Programme. This project aims to reverse economic decline on the high street by ensuring town centres are run to serve the needs of their local communities. Stephanie's role will be to co-ordinate and promote retailers, community groups and local publicity material to attract visitors and shoppers to Saltburn. This will help to fulfil the aim of Agora, which is to create a booming vibrant town that is attractive to both local people and tourists, where tourists shop and locals enjoy the facilities of the town. She said: "Saltburn is full of hidden treasure, it's time to rediscover it and for all to enjoy it." The first Agora activity will be the Christmas speciality market, organised by Real Meals, on Saturday 25th November at the Station Square in Saltburn, starting at 10a.m. and continuing throughout the day and early evening as the town prepares to switch on the Christmas lights. To date the Agora committee has formed a partnership with 40 local businesses to promote Saltburn and it's business community. The number of businesses in the partnership will expand over the coming months. Saltburn is looking forward to an exciting new future.

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