Space for business
Making the best and most sustainable use of land, assets and accommodation.
Jobs and skills
For the future, co-managed by employers and skills providers.
As a core public service connecting all residents to opportunities.
That is intelligence-led, proactive and versatile.
|Space for business|
- fit for purpose accommodation for key sectors that is green and sustainable including office, light industrial and advanced technologies
- unlocking land and assets to enable business growth
- excellent local infrastructure right across the borough - physical (housing, transport, leisure) and digital
- sustainable use of resources to minimise environmental impact
- a masterplan for our town centre that supports our wider economic growth priorities
|Jobs and skills|
- using partnerships with key local education providers to connect the curriculum and skills (e.g. the Runshaw Employer Partnership Board)
- establishing incentives for jobs and skills that respond to future industry demands e.g. digital, sustainability and the green agenda, automation
- increasing employment opportunities in high growth, high value sectors
- targeted intervention and training in key geographical areas across the borough to support access to work
- working with public service partners to ensure that employability is built into all service pathways
- schemes with employers and private businesses to invest in those furthest away from employment
- strategic approach to managing business needs throughout the lifecycle based on intelligence captured by the business support team
- engagement and events to cultivate and maintain a vibrant business culture
- help for entrepreneurs to survive and grow within the borough
- bespoke business support offer and approach tailored to needs and priorities
- continued assistance for independent traders to build resilience and sustainability with a hyper local focus
- cross-sector learning to share expertise and experience e.g. green operations
- support for businesses to adapt to meet net zero 2030 commitments
|Space for business|
- review the sites available within the Local Plan and develop clear strategies for each in line with local priorities and ambitions.
- develop local investment propositions and consider new commercial investment partnerships
- cooperate across Chorley and South Ribble to make the most of limited accommodation and assets, retaining businesses in the local area.
- support green upgrades to commercial premises (including electric car charging points) to increase attractiveness
- review and refresh the town centre masterplan in line with UKSPF
|Jobs and skills|
- actively support employer-partnership forums linking industry and education
- develop career pathways for key skills and sectors working with local partners
- develop targeted career days with specialist partners e.g. digital, health innovation, green/environment
- consider an incentive scheme to support employers to develop entry level schemes for key skills and sectors
- enhance the employability service with additional capacity to target specific areas and geographies with a bespoke offer
- develop schemes with employers and businesses to invest in key cohorts
- develop and deliver a programme of business events with specialist partners. Review and evaluate to understand business preferences. Include climate change adaptations and green solutions to meet the net zero aspiration
- increase place branding and identity through visibility and attendance at high profile regional and national awards
- establish consistent business dialogue through roundtables, Council 'open-door' sessions
- trial B2B knowledge sharing partnerships, starting with green operations
- develop a business support package for new start-ups and entrepreneurs including advice and assistance