The Ballater Business Association was formed in 1993 to provide a forum for the businesses and professional persons in the village of Ballater and the surrounding area. Both active Business and Associate Members of the Association have a common interest in promoting business for the benefit of the entire community. Working with other organisations such as Ballater Royal Deeside, the Ballater Community Council, and the Cairngorm National Park, to name but a few, the Ballater Business Association is a combined voice specifically, but not solely, from a business viewpoint. The purpose of the Association focuses on promoting communication between local businesses by inviting speakers to the monthly meetings, exchanging ideas to promote business in the area, and discussing local issues that concern the entire community.
The Ballater Business Association meets on the first Wednesday of every month except August. For further information, the location of the next meeting and what we can do for your business, please go to the Contact Us section of this site and also What’s on at www.ballatercommunity.com. Events information is also posted on our Facebook pages Visit Ballater and Ballater Community. If you would like to attend a BBA meeting as a prospective new member, please contact Dr Sheila Sedgwick or Susan Bell at the Glen Lui.
Ballater Business Association Officers for 2011/2012
Bryn Wayte, Chair
Alistair Cassie, Deputy Chair
Susan Bell, Treasurer
Dr. Sheila Sedgwick, Secretary
Faye Swan, Communications Officer
The next BBA Meeting is the AGM on Wednesday May 1st at 2.30pm at the Glen Lui Hotel immediately following the Cairngorms Business Partnership Business Lunch. There are a limited number of spaces at this lunch, so if you are unable to obtain a space, please attend the BBA meeting at 14.30, where tea/coffee will be provided. The Co-op representatives will be staying to attend our meeting as will the CBP/CNPA representatives, so now is the time to voice your views on this proposed development.
If you would like to attend the meeting and have not received a copy of the BBA discussion document that was submitted to the Co-op and CNPA, please call. If you have anything to add please contact me direct either by telephone or by email.
Small Business Confidence Increased:
Wind Farms: Click here for a link to an article published in The Southern Reporter on December 29th – “Scottish Tourism Boss Cantlay (Visit Scotland)Says that Turbines are Not Affecting Visitor Count”. If the link becomes unavailable, a PDF copy may be downloaded here.
Please note the three very pertinent comments at the end of the article. Any comments may be sent to the BBA via the Contact Us link. Details may be discussed at the BBA meeting on Wednesday January 9th.
Tuesday 24th April - Public Meeting with the candidates for the the Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside Ward for the Aberdeenshire Community Council Election. This is a question and answer session open to the public. Click here to see what STV Deeside says about the meeting with links to the Candidates' statements.
On Wednesday 18th January, members of the Ballater Business Association met with John Swinney MSP at the Glen Lui Hotel. The meeting was also attended by members of Aberdeenshire Council CllrPeter Argyle and Cllr Marcus Humphrey, representatives of the Cairngorms Business Partnership, the Cairngorms National Park, Ballater and Crathie Community Council, and Ballater (RD) Limited.
Business Rates Information 2011:
The letters, news items and documents listed below are available as further information.
The first seven PDFs listed below detail the unsuccessful attempts to contact Dennis Robertson, MSP to arrange a meeting. These are followed by the article in the Deeside Piper on October 7th, 2011. In that article, Dennis Robertson says he has met with Bryn Wayte, Chairman of the BBA, who did not contact him until August 2011. Bryn Wayte's letter dated October 9th, 2011 to the Deeside Piper follows.