St Helens’ future to be showcased as part of The Good Business Festival
Businesses and entrepreneurs from across St Helens are being invited to find out how they can benefit from and be part of once-in-a-lifetime plans to regenerate their borough.
As part of the 2022 Good Business Festival – a three-day global summit commissioned by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and staged in venues across the Liverpool City Region – St Helens Borough Council is hosting a ‘St Helens of the Future’ open day at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
The event, which takes place on Thursday 10th March, is aimed at businesses of all sizes, providing attendees with an opportunity to learn more about the future of St Helens and gain practical advice on accessing current and future business support in the borough, in order to thrive and grow.
Local people will also have the chance to find out about future job opportunities and how they can build a career in the area.
Upcoming projects such as world leading glass research facility Glass Futures, Omega’s latest phase in St Helens and the transformation of the derelict Parkside Colliery site will be on the agenda, alongside other initiatives.
The open day, which will also highlight the sustainable elements of St Helens’ regeneration plans, is one of a series of ‘Greater Good’ showcases designed to bring The Good Business Festival closer to regional business audiences and champion positive change taking place in Liverpool City Region boroughs.
Over the next two decades, St Helens Borough Council and the English Cities Fund (ECF) want to transform Earlestown and St Helens town centres, delivering a range of long-lasting economic, social and environmental benefits that will positively impact the wider borough.
The regeneration plans include for sustainable development strategies that will underpin any proposed developments due to take place across the town centres, throughout the lifetime of the projects.
Claire McColgan MBE, Director at Culture Liverpool, said:
“The Good Business Festival aims to amplify all of the excellent initiatives taking place in the Liverpool City Region, which are aimed at improving lives and delivering meaningful change.
“The St Helens regeneration plans fall firmly into this bracket and local businesses will play a central role in helping to make them a success. We hope as many of them as possible will take the opportunity to attend the 10th March open day and, indeed, to come along to more Good Business Festival events.”
Among the businesses exhibiting at ‘St Helens of the Future’ are St Helens Chamber, Muse Developments, St Library Services, Business Advocates, Ways to Work and Miller Developments.
Councillor Kate Groucutt, Cabinet member for Business, Skills and Education, said: “St Helens Borough has a bright future ahead of it with a wide portfolio of major developments that will provide opportunities to new industries to make the borough their home alongside growth in a variety of sectors already here. These exciting schemes provide a wealth of opportunities for everyone from entrepreneurs, established businesses and people looking to upskill, train or gain an apprenticeship.
“This event will have everything from live job vacancies to business support as well as a chance to hear about our sustainable growth story which is already transforming our borough for the better for businesses and our residents.”
The ‘St Helens of the Future’ showcase takes place on Thursday 10th March 2022, from 1pm to 7pm.
The drop-in event is free to attend but advanced registration is required via: eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-helens-of-the-future-tickets-267482987817
The headline Good Business Festival programme will take place in Liverpool from the 22nd to the 24th March, with further information available here: thegoodbusinessfestival.com/