Glasgow gets new Night Time Economy Ambassador


As part of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) mission to strengthen the nighttime economy across the United Kingdom, Jenn Nimmo-Smith has been appointed NTE Ambassador for Glasgow. She joins 30 new Night Time Economy Ambassadors Across the UK.

The national trade body which represents tens of thousands of businesses across Night Time Economy (NTE) says that these appointments are aimed at enhancing local representation by key business leaders and are significant step forward – the UK has appointed only two Night Time Economy Advisors in the last three years.

In a statement the NTIA said, “The 30 Night Time Economy Ambassadors will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the industry and policymakers, fostering collaboration, and ensuring that our cities thrive not only during the day but also after sunset. Their dedication and expertise will be instrumental in shaping the future of the night time economy across the UK.”

Jenn Nimmo-Smith NTE Ambassador Glasgow said, “The NTIA has been a vital support for Glasgow and the wider Scottish and UK night time economies, championing its cultural relevance and campaigning for improvements.

“I look forward to working alongside the NTIA Scotland and UK team to give support to our local infrastructure, amplifying their needs and feeding into a national voice.

“The Glasgow NTE is a crucial contributor to the economic success of the city, and it’s essential that the sector is supported and its potential is realised. More work needs to be done to ensure its future success.”

Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association, has also called for faster progress across UK regions in appointing NTE Advisors, saying, “We believe that the UK has been lagging behind in recognising the potential and significance of the night-time economy, compared to other world-leading countries.

“The nighttime industry is not merely about entertainment. It is a crucial driver of local economies, providing jobs and opportunities while contributing to the unique community character and culture of our cities.

“With the appointment of 30 Night Time Economy Ambassadors in major cities across the UK, the NTIA aims to accelerate representation and advocacy for nighttime economy businesses.

“These Ambassadors, who are prominent business leaders and stakeholders within their respective communities, will act as champions for the night time economy. They will work closely with the current network of Night Time Economy Advisors, local authorities, businesses, and communities to ensure that the nighttime sector’s needs and potential are recognised, supported, and cultivated.”

“We are excited to have these 30 Night Time Economy Ambassadors on board and believe that their collective efforts will create a brighter future for the nighttime industry in the UK. It’s time for our cities to fully embrace and benefit from the night-time economy, and with these Ambassadors leading the way, we are confident that we are on the right path.”



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