The newly-appointed manager of BID St Andrews has described the role as her ‘dream job’.
Rhonda McCrimmon (36), started her new role yesterday (Thursday) and will be responsible to the BID St Andrews board and levy-payers for both the day-to-day management of the BID as well as the smooth running of its strategic projects.
The first key appointment by BID St Andrews since the elected board took over in January, Rhonda will work together with the board and other town agencies to deliver the projects and services set out in the BID business plan .
She’ll be the main point of contact for the not-for-profit management company, which was set up to promote St Andrews world-wide for the benefit of town centre businesses and the community.
Rhonda, who grew up in Methil and has lived most of her life in Fife, brings to the role a strong background in financial and event management, having worked as an accountant with Carters Accountants, Craig & Rose and SRUC Elmwood before spending four years as a financial accountant on capital projects at the University of St Andrews, where her manager was BID board member Pat Jones.
In her last job Rhonda worked closely with the financial director at Vascular Flow Technologies in Dundee.
Outside work, Rhonda has experience organising events for Fife voluntary organisations and charities.
Rhonda told the Citizen that she was ‘very much looking forward’ to her role and getting to know local businesses.
“This is my dream job because I have a passion for connecting people and organisations to achieve their mutual goals,” she said.
“The broad perspective required for this role is one I will relish using. I understand the needs of businesses and I love hearing what business owners and managers say about the economic landscape they’re operating in and working out how best to help them get the most out of it.
“I’m delighted to be working in such a superb location with great businesses and assets and look forward to working in partnership to ensure the continued growth of St Andrews as a top destination in Scotland.”