Traders hail 2015 a success for Ferry

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Broughty Ferry has enjoyed another year of development and community growth according to the latest report from the town’s traders.

In his annual review to Broughty Ferry Traders Association members, chairman of the Broughty Ferry Traders Association Steve James was pleased to report another bumper year.

According to the report a key factor was their high membership, with over 100 associated businesses, making it the largest small town business group in Angus and further afield.

The BFTA has been involved in a number of successful ventures in the last year. Their programme of delivering large scale free community events resulted in record crowds at the 2015 Gala Week, the Christmas Lights Night and Festive Sunday. Their new summer event the Ferry Food Fayre was also more popular than anticipated and the planning team behind these events are already looking ahead to building on their success this year.

The chairman said: “Everything we do is about making our community stronger. With our events and financial donations to local good causes, we’re saying a big ‘thank you’, to our customers for supporting us and when we meet we’re always trying to flag up issues which could affect our town and looking at ways to make the most of any opportunities that come our way. We’re doing some serious work here – but as anyone who encountered the Ferry Minions over the last six months will know – we do it with great big smiles on our faces! Most of all – it’s a way for us all to come together and keep this town of ours prosperous.”

The website of the Broughty Ferry Traders Association is www.cometobroughty.co.uk