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Economic development

Business growth team 

The business growth team at Blackpool Council have launched two new business academies offering tailored advice to new and growing businesses, and practical help to lower carbon emissions.

Blackpool Growth Business Academy

The Blackpool Growth Business Academy will play a pivotal role in fostering entrepreneurial spirit, helping new start businesses to chart their future success. It will also provide advice and mentoring for more established growth ambitious businesses to expand their operations, scale their impact, and drive innovation and job creation.

The Blackpool Net Zero Business Academy

The Blackpool Net Zero Business Academy will assist local businesses across a range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, farming, retail and hospitality etc., in their journey to net zero, assessing their carbon footprint and creating detailed plans to reduce carbon emissions, drive down energy costs and develop sustainable business practices.

The team also complies and looks after the Blackpool and Fylde Coast Property Locator - a comprehensive directory of commercial, retail and industrial land and property for sale and to let and runs the Blackpool Unlimited website - a resourceful platform with useful and practical information for all business people in Blackpool