To create a positive, enthusiastic feeling for the area and to promote, celebrate and communicate the success of businesses both retail and commercial within the area. To create confidence to draw new businesses into the area, and support educational providers to ensure the best outcomes, to build a sustainable future.
To lobby for inward investment, improved transport links (road and rail) to create new trade opportunities
To support the council on collective initiatives
To challenge the status quo for the good of the borough
To lobby for an improved IT network to create a fertile territory for large-scale businesses and geographically independent businesses which can leverage low property prices as a potential town centre initiative
To support manufacturing and distribution space to attract inward investment
Strategic focus such as housing stock as a plan to be communicated to increase the affluence of the area and to ensure affluent resident don’t move out
To engage in good PR and marketing which celebrates the success of local businesses, promotes the area as a good place to do business.
Make local businesses aware of financial support for apprenticeship schemes.
Encourage mutual support and forge relationships between local education and training providers, and businesses, to provide opportunities for residents and a pipeline of workforce.
As the owner and operator of Scott Dawson Advertising, Murray has one of the largest independent, full-service marketing agencies in East Lancashire. A passion for all things Accrington, from football, business, leisure and education.
Director and owner at Haworths, Chartered Accountants in Accrington. I am a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and I volunteered to live and work in Accrington
As a former Managing Director with experience of starting and growing IT business StoneHouse Logic Mark brings a wealth of knowledge of the varied challenges of business
Andrew TurnerCommittee Member
Managing Director of Langtec Limited. A graduate in economics, accountant by profession and have owned Langtec for 20 years. Our products are made in Accrington and exported all over the world – we send the spirit of Accrington with each consignment.
Morag DaviesCommittee Member
Morag is a highly experienced teacher, manager and senior leader in further education and is currently the Assistant Principal for the Nelson and Colne College Group and Centre Principal for Accrington and Rossendale College, with responsibility for the college’s vocational and technical full-time programmes.
Collette KingCommittee Member
HR Director of Studio Retail Ltd. Collette is a commercial, business focused leader with a professional background in Human Resources, Organisational Development and Business Transformation. Collette has a proven track record of success within retail, leisure, private and public sector organisations.