QBA History

The Queensferry Business Association began in 1999 to stimulate the business life of South Queensferry and locality and has since steadily grown in membership. We aim to promote the town and all its businesses through a wide range of promotional activities and to represent the whole business community.

In the past 18 months the QBA has:

  • Designed, produced and distributed, in association with MTW Partnership, "Essential Queensferry", the first guide for residents and visitors to South Queensferry.
  • Organised Scotland’s biggest Christmas Pageant
  • Liaised with the Queensferry and District Community Council re matters of interest/ concern to members
  • Successfully lobbied the council to move the dates for the high street cobble repairs out of season.
  • Continued to monitor development issues and pushed hard for progress on issues including road repairs, parking and upgrading Jacob’s ladder.
  • Petitioning for the tunnel option for a new Forth crossing to be considered properly by FETA.
  • Launched "Queensferry Ambition", an ambitious project to protect and secure future development plans for South Queensferry.
  • Managed the School Enterprise Award Scheme.
What aims do the QBA have for 2007?

We want to help preserve the unique character of South Queensferry and ensure that the burgh remains a vibrant, attractive and commercially viable place to live and work. We have loads of ideas and plans, some of them immediate and some longer-term.

In 2007 we hope to:

  • Increase our membership: Our success relies upon the support we receive from you, the local businesses - so please look at the membership benefits available
  • Maintain and increase the high profile of the QBA
  • To promote local businesses through the production and distribution of the second edition of ‘Essential Queensferry’ to all households in the South Queensferry district
  • Work towards more events in the burgh, such as regular Farmers’ or Craft Markets.
  • Maintain strong links with the CoEC and the Community Council, so the QBA is consulted on matters affecting the local community. Including addressing such issues as recycling facilities for businesses.
 
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