Prentice stepping down from towns organisation

THE head of a Scots organisation seeking to address the revitalisation of Scotland’s towns is stepping down.

Phil Prentice, chief officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, has – says an announcement – “decided the time is right to pursue wider interests and step back from this role”.

He has been in post for almost nine years.

Scotland’s Towns Partnership is arguably best known for its work, encouraging the creation and sustainability of towns-based ‘business improvement districts’ (BIDs).

Says STP, here: “[Phil] will, however, remain involved with STP as a part-time strategic consultant and programme director of Scotland’s Improvement Districts, with work including that to support the development of new and emerging districts.”

Adds the announcement, while the process is currently underway to appoint a new chief officer, director of operations, Kimberley Guthrie, is standing in, on an interim basis.

STP is funded by a variety of sources: Scottish Government, ‘strategic partnerships’, memberships and events.

Picture credit: Scotland’s Towns Partnership

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