Blackpool is a special place to grow a business

There's nowhere quite like Blackpool to grow a company. We're home to real innovation. Real entrepreneurialism. Real vision. Combine it all with the diversity, energy and profile that comes from being the UK's leading resort destination, and it makes Blackpool a special place to build a business.

Whether you're leading an established organisation looking for ways to scale or a high-growth startup with unlimited potential, every business can benefit from a little extra expertise.

As part of Blackpool Council's ongoing commitment to supporting our town's economic development and the businesses that make it thrive, we're offering tailored, funded support to help strengthen local entrepreneurial spirit, supporting businesses as they become established, grow, scale and innovate.

Funded by the UK Government's Shared Prosperity Fund, we are supporting Blackpool businesses to grow, prosper and be sustainable through a range of initiatives, resulting in the creation and safeguarding of jobs throughout the resort and improving the local economy.

What's your business' best route to growth?

Adopting new technology? Refining processes? Entering new markets or launching new products? The Blackpool Growth Business Academy can help you target the right goals in the right way, with funded support for scaling businesses or quick-scale/high-growth startups. Delivered by the Small Business Academy and led by award-winning entrepreneur Nikki Hesford and her team of commercially astute, sector specific coaches, we are offering qualifying companies a range of personalised support including:

  • 1-2-1 bespoke coaching
  • Growth action plans and toolkits
  • Access to workshops, leadership programmes and peer networks

Personalised, tailored support to reduce carbon

The Blackpool Net Zero Business Academy enables local businesses to realise the many benefits of carbon reduction. We help them understand their carbon footprint and find tailored, personalised routes to lower it. We are offering Blackpool businesses with their own premises that have been operating over 12 months, in any sector, of any size or scale, support to lower their carbon. Delivered by sustainability specialists Adler & Allan, qualifying businesses will receive support to reduce their carbon footprint, realise energy savings and contribute to a more sustainable future.

  • Energy audit 
  • Impartial advice
  • Implementable suggestions
  • A personalised Decarbonisation Action Plan

Please note no cash grants are available.

Blackpool Growth Business Academy

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Please note no cash grants are available.

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