Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network

The Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network was launched in October 2018. It’s for businesses across the area who are committed to contributing to their communities. It’s also free to join for businesses in Wyre, Fylde and Blackpool.

Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network

It’s part of the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership which is a group of businesses who are committed to supporting the local community. They’re inspiring businesses to become more responsible and tackle some of the areas key challenges se by the Pride of Place Board in the ‘2030’ Agenda for Action’ document.

The current priority areas of the Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network are:

  • helping school children prepare for the world of work
  • and helping long-term unemployed people back into work

One of the network’s key targets is to give all children at least one encounter with a business before they leave school. It’s been shown that having 4-5 good quality business encounters can reduce a child’s tendency to be classed as NEET by up to 85%. NEET is those who are ‘not in employment, education and training’.

Could you help?

Think about your own career and work life. Did you end up doing what you expected to do in life? What’s your career story?

Listening to people like you is inspiring to young people. It can show them what they want to do, and also what they don’t want to do in their career.

What does your business get from it?

The coordinated approach of the network will help your business to direct time and resources where they are needed most.

It’s also a great way to meet some of your Corporate Social Responsibility targets and give something back to the local community.

There are numerous other advantages too, from events, meetings and being part of the network of like-minded businesses.

Register your business online

There’s also a careers website coming soon called Start Blackpool. That’s being designed to end the young people’s myth that there are ‘no jobs in Blackpool’. It’s customised to connect young people with local businesses. If you’re a business who employs young people it’s well worth registering on there to help young people to understand the local labour market.

Find out more

Could you get involved? Could you offer place visits or speak to students? Do you want your business listing for free on the Start Blackpool careers platform?

Contact Michelle Walker by email michelle.walker@bitc.org.uk or telephone 07734 495212. Please mention that you saw it on the Jones Harris website.

Forthcoming Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network Events

If you’re interested in the Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network, there are various events and careers fairs coming up in the next couple of months. Why don’t you go along to one? ‘If you would like to take part in any of the activities please contact Michelle who can introduce you to the organisers.

  • 28-29 January – Pleasure Beach Careers Fair
  • 6 February – Myerscough Careers Fair
  • 17-21 February – Opportunities for our Children event
  • 4 March – Baines High School Speed Network event
  • 6 March – St Aidan’s High School Mock Interview event
  • 7 March – International Women’s Festival at Blackpool Sixth Form
  • 20 March – Changing Horizons careers event

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