Horncastle councillor Bill Aron became chairman of Lincolnshire County Council today (Friday) and says he is keen to help small businesses get off the ground.
Coun Aron, who represents the Horncastle and Tetford division, is a former town business owner who was elected to the county council in June 2009.
He had previously served as a county councillor between 2001 and 2005. He is also a town councillor for Horncastle and has been a district councillor in the past.
He served as vice chairman at County Hall alongside outgoing chairman, Coun Ray Wootten.
Coun Aron said, “I’m delighted to have been appointed Chairman of Lincolnshire
County Council and intend to carry on the good work that Coun Wootten has achieved over the last 12 months.
“I’m looking forward to promoting tourism throughout Lincolnshire and am keen to see the development of more business hubs around the county, similar to the Horncastle Business Centre.
“These give small businesses the chance to try out new technology and equipment without having to commit to spending large sums of money first.
“I’m also looking forward to working closely with Coun William Webb as the new vice chairman, in the coming year.”
Coun Aron has been involved in helping with fundraising for several local groups, is a Member of The Open Spaces Society and chairs a number of community committees, notably the Stanhope Hall and the Horncastle War Memorial Centre.
He has chosen to support LIVES and will be raising money for the charity throughout the year.