about us

The Steering Group

Steering group members comprise local business, community and third sector representatives as below:

  • Omar Afzal (Shopsmart Post Office) as Treasurer
  • Bob Doris MSP
  • Gerry Facenna (Allied Vehicles)
  • Mark Feeney (Possil & Saracen Pharmacies)
  • Margaret Fraser (ng homes)
  • Jim Garrity (Pollok Credit Union)
  • Cllr Alan Gow / Bailie Jacqueline McLaren (rotating)
  • Cllr Gary Gray
  • Brian Kelly (Eye Pad Optician) as Chair
  • Gary Walker, Gary Walker Butcher) as Secretary
  • Sergeant Lorna Watson, Police Scotland

Primary Partners and Supporters

  • Glasgow City Council is the local delivery partner for BIDs in the city
  • ng homes is a registered social landlord and anchor organisation in North Glasgow who currently host the BID at their 252 Saracen Street office
  • Scotland’s Improvement Districts is the national centre for Business Improvement Districts (BID) in Scotland. Its key goal is to support BIDs across Scotland to deliver inclusive local economic growth through national strategic guidance, training and practical support to build strong national partnerships.
  • Scotland’s Towns Partnership is the national towns’ collective; representing and promoting the diversity of our towns and places and supporting those organisations and groups that have an interest in or ownership of them.