The Tweed Valley Tourism BID is led by a group of people who are not only passionate about developing the Tweed Valley as a world-class tourism destination, but who also work on the front line of the tourism industry locally:
Emma Guy, Project Coordinator
A former professional downhill rider, coach and joint owner of the much-loved Hub in The Forest café, which operated at Glentress for a decade, Emma is well-known in local mountain biking circles and beyond. Appointed on an initial 18-month contract in April 2018, Emma is now busy spearheading the consultation process, working closely with local businesses to help shape the business plan that will form the basis of the Tourism BID.
“As all those who know me are aware, I’m deeply passionate about the Tweed Valley and its potential to become a genuinely world-class activity destination,” says Emma. “I strongly believe that a Tourism BID is the best way to take what’s already on offer in the Tweed Valley to the next level – for the benefit of tourism businesses and visitors alike.”
Rich Rowe, PROJECT OFFICER
For the past few years, Rich has overseen the Tweed Valley Tourist Consortium – one of Scotland's first destination marketing initiatives and which has served very much as a precursor to the Tourism BID. A Tweed Valley resident for the past 12 years, Rich’s background is in writing, editing and communications, with a particular focus on all things outdoors. Rich will support Emma throughout the Tourism BID project.
Tweed Valley Tourism BID Steering Group
The project team will be assisted by a hugely knowledgeable Steering Group representing a broad spread of local tourism businesses, from attractions to hotels, events organisers and activity providers: