Ok so I tried it on another wordpress site we are working on unrelated to any directory. It has a standard wordpress theme, deactivated any other plugins and didn’t make any changes to the BePro plugin. Still no categories showing. I compared my files with the source code from http://whatlocalscallit.com/add-a-place/ and http://bycater.ca/add-your-business/ and I really can’t see what the difference is that could be causing this.
The person to make the final decisions isn’t here so I will let you know if we try with one of your $1 themes or if we will use the support. Thank you for your help.