New board directors appointed to oversee BID project

THREE new board directors have pledged to take the lead in driving positive change for the business community in Strabane, as part of the ongoing BID scheme in the town.

The directors were formally announced in recent days, and will now work together to identify and deliver solutions that will further enhance the area and improve the trading environment.

The directors are all well-known professionals in the Strabane business community, namely Kieran Kennedy, managing director, O’Neills International Sportswear, Majella McDermott, director, Café Milano and Debbie Deans, business development manager, Strabane Training Services.


The BID scheme has been in place since 2016 and will run until 2021.

Welcoming the new directors, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Michaela Boyle said, “I am delighted to welcome the new board members as they take up their new role.

“It’s real endorsement of the scheme and it shows the commitment of local businesses to working collectively to improve trading conditions and boost the local economy to the benefit of everyone.

“As a native of the town I’m pleased to see the focus on Strabane grow and the many plans that are now in the pipeline in terms of enhancing capital infrastructure, and delivering better programmes and services that will support and promote the transformation of the town.”

The Strabane Business Improvement District aims to deliver a range of projects and services to boost the local economy through increasing the footfall of shoppers and visitors, benefit all business levy payers and improve the physical environment for all those who visit, live and work in the town. You can find out more about the Strabane BID at

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