What can Aberdeen do to rebuild its confidence?
8th August 2016
Here's what we said when asked by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce for our thoughts on how Aberdeen can rebuild its confidence.
What are your thoughts?
Change, although scary, is inevitable. Over time every community experiences change which affects its industries and local population. We're not an isolated case and there's so much to learn from others, such as the success of the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership for example. There's no quick fix though so we've got to be resilient and that requires a confident attitude, a positive outlook, faith in our abilities and a collective open mind to new ideas. We need to identify the assets we do have and make the very best of them; create initiatives which attract independent retailers back into the city centre; engage residents so that plans for the future reflect their needs and talk up what a fantastic destination Aberdeen city and shire is!