Place Taskforce


Business in the Community’s (BITC) Place Taskforce sets out to capture and showcase “what works” in transforming the prospects of a place, creating a blueprint for business engagement in place-based transformation. The taskforce will gather information and seek submissions from a range of cross- sector organisations, culminating in a report which showcases replicable approaches and drives increased business engagement in place-based transformation.


  • Innovative, scalable solutions and best practice for business engagement in place transformation captured.
  • A report which provides a blueprint on how to successfully engage business in place transformation.
  • Developing a plan for scaling up to twelve priority places, at least one in every region and nation, informing the blueprint through a test and learn approach and driving action on the ground. 
The Place Taskforce is chaired by Lord Steve Bassam.

Call for Evidence: the role of business in place-based regeneration

Business in the Community is building an evidence base into the role of business in place-based regeneration with the ambition of the task force being to capture and showcase ‘what works’ in transforming the prospects of a place. Open until 1 December, the call for evidence will inform a report to be published in the spring of 2022.

Learn more about the call for evidence and how you can be involved:

Short Survey

In addition to our main call for evidence, we have launched a shorter snapshot survey. We would be very grateful for full submissions of evidence, but if you are short on time, or want to leave the full submission to a colleague, we would appreciate you completing the short survey as an alternative submission.