Directors sought to bolster Toon board

The Trading Post
The Trading Post

A call has gone out to the North-east community for new directors to join the board of a local development trust.

Peterhead Projects Limited is seeking to further strengthen its board by appointing new directors hailing from a wide range of backgrounds.

The drive comes following the trust’s annual general meeting at which chairman John Brownlee recognised the issue of limited numbers.

Mr Brownlee stated: “This year I feel even more confident about our position and our future. Of course we still have the problem of not having enough directors but I would like to thank our current directors for their ongoing interest.”

Thanking all staff for their hard work and application to duty, especially Ken Duncan, Brenda Campbell and Samantha Morgan, Mr Brownlee said their commitment ensured PPL was continuing to develop.

But equally he acknowledged the need for a larger, stronger board to be in place to support not only PPL’s existing initiatives but in the ongoing development of new projects.

Mr Brownlee added: “We would like to add at least four or five new directors which can be appointed from our own membership base or co-opted by the board.

“The board meets once a month to discuss our projects – but it is our keen intention for one or two directors to take a lead overview of each project to support staff and volunteers and to share new, innovative ideas to develop our initiatives.”

Peterhead Projects was founded in February 2009 to initiate new projects and continues to undertake both short and long-term enterprises in the community.

Individual membership of PPL is open to anyone over the age of 16 living in Peterhead and District.

Corporate membership is also encouraged among businesses or organisations.

For more details call 01779 478950, email or visit the Trading Post on Marischal Street.