STIRLING business owners are being invited to the local BID’s first drop-ins to talk to the team directly about trading issues.

Go Forth Stirling, the area’s business improvement district (BID) organisation, is inviting all companies based within its boundaries to attend the session next Tuesday, May 14, between 10am and 3pm at the Made in Stirling hub on King Street.

The drop-ins will be led by BID manager Mags Fenner, who said: “We want to make sure we are accessible to all city centre business owners and give them a regular opportunity to come and talk to us face to face.

“This is the chance to ask questions, tell us about any trading issues they need help with and discuss any ideas they may have for improving Stirling’s city centre.

“It’s also an opportunity for us to keep businesses informed about the work Go Forth Stirling are doing and for people to meet myself and the Go Forth team.”

Subsequent sessions will be held on the second Tuesday of every month, the next one falling on June 11.

Ms Fenner is also planning to introduce themed activities at future drop-ins including workshops and talks from business leaders.

The manager added: “We’re very conscious of the need to ensure good communication with the businesses we represent as well as with other stakeholders and members of the public.

“We plan to achieve that through our drop-in sessions and newsletters, and I hope business owners will take the chance to come along and chat about how we can work together to drive footfall and bring more people into Stirling.”