Blackpool & the Fylde Coast has a very rich economic history. Not only is it home to the UK’s premier seaside resort, it is also host to an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic population who possess the skills and qualities to support a wide range of business and commercial activity, from industrial giants such as BAE Systems and its wide and diverse supply chain, through to world leaders in the advanced polymers and materials sectors.
It boasts a very strong tradition of food and drink manufacturing and back office support activities. It also has an unparalleled history in the use of IT being, among many things, the home of the UK’s most famous computer, ERNIE. Today, as well as looking to build on its innate strengths, the area is making huge strides using its natural geographic advantages to develop a varied energy production and management portfolio.
Working to secure new investment and employment across the Fylde coast is the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Economic Development Company (BFWEDC) which works with a wide range of partners, from Government, local authorities, trade associations, the private sector and HE and FE providers.
To read more about the BFWEDC and what the Fylde Coast has to offer please click on the links below or to visit the website click here
There are a wide range of free and subsidised business support services available to growing businesses in Blackpool. You will find information on these services in our Business Support section, which also includes information on the various governmental supported funding schemes for businesses.
There is a wide range and variety of commercial property available in the Blackpool area, places to start and places to grow. Many people starting a business are unfamiliar with the commercial property market and the vagaries of business rates. Our easy to use property search and links to business rates advice will help to simplify this process.