Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action - Business in the Community

Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action

The Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action looks at the overall vision for Blackpool and its future. It sets out its ambitions in areas such as housing, health, education, skills, employment, digital and communities. The prospectus identifies where support is needed from central government, businesses and partners, inside and outside the town.

About the Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action

Over the last five years, Blackpool has brought together local partnerships between the Council, businesses and the voluntary sector, supported by Business in the Community (BITC). The town has used these partnerships to find new ways to tackle its long-standing issues together. The significant support from central government programmes with the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership, has delivered a united and confident vision for Blackpool as a creative, digital and educational hub for North West England and beyond.

Headline outcomes by 2030:

Some of the planned initiatives for the town include:

  • Establish the national perception of Blackpool as a ‘can do’ place with a buzz, attracting graduates, families, businesses and visitors to a credible business investment location, brimming with local pride.
  • Create and safeguard at least 10,000 jobs and grow the economy by £1BN through turbocharging tourism, building on existing and emerging economic strengths and innovative opportunities.
  • Tackle the concentration of deprivation in the inner areas (the worst in England) raising it out of the bottom decile and creating 3,000 new quality homes.
  • Achieve top quartile employment rates for 16-24-year-olds compared to other Lancashire Local Authorities through a particular focus on health, well-being, resilience and preparedness for work through upskilling and reskilling.

Our work with the wider community

BITC is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. We have a long history of working with business, and the wider community, to build thriving places for people to live and work.

About Business in the Community’s Place Taskforce

BITC’s Place Taskforce brings together business, civic leadership, and the third sector to make a long-term, transformative impact on communities. We bring business skills to bear on challenges and opportunities within neighbourhoods, working with community concerns and aspirations. In our pilot places, we facilitate and contribute to a deliverable vision which lifts ambition and develops confidence in that vision by working with partners to deliver it.

Business in the Community is building thriving communities.