Economy and Skills strategic partnership

FOLLOWING A DECISION MADE BY SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL ON 22 MARCH 2017 TO RETURN TO A CABINET FORM OF GOVERNANCE, THE ECONOMY AND SKILLS PARTNERSHIP WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE MAIN LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BOARD – THE SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIP.

 

 

 

The Economy and Skills strategic partnership was one of the three themed partnerships which support the work of the South Gloucestershire Partnership  and delivers the objectives set out in the Sustainable Community Strategy.  These objectives are detailed in the Economy and Skills Strategy 2016-2020 and will continue to be delivered and monitored.

Economy and Skills Strategy 2016-2020

 

Before its closure the partnership was chaired by Cllr Katherine Morris, and the member organisations were

Age UK
Airbus UK
Avon Fire and Rescue Services
Business West
City of Bristol College
Council for Voluntary Services (South Gloucestershire)
Destination Bristol
Federation of Small Businesses
GVA Grimley
Job Centre Plus
Low Carbon South West
National Autistic Society
National Farmers’ Union
Secondary Schools
South Gloucestershire Council
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
The Mall, Cribbs Causeway
The Prince’s Trust
University of the West of England
West of England Local Enterprise Partnerships (Skills)

 The Purpose and Aims of the Partnership

1.  As its primary purpose, to oversee and help deliver actions that support sustainable economic development in South Gloucestershire and ensure that these actions are consistent with the West of England Vision 2026 agreed by West of England Partnership

2.  In particular, to encourage, support and propose actions that will help achieve the economic development aims set out in the South Gloucestershire Community Strategy and the South Gloucestershire Local Area Agreement, namely to :-

(i) Encourage existing businesses to stay and to invest in South Gloucestershire
(ii) Encourage the development and growth of new/starter businesses including social enterprises
(iii) Improve business competitiveness and productivity particularly in targeted sectors including aerospace, high tech,
creative industries and the environmental sector
(iv) Meet the land and premises requirements of indigenous businesses and new businesses in targeted sectors
(v) Raise the skill levels at all levels and meet the changing skill and workforce needs of employers
(vi) Provide local job and training opportunities to meet the needs of the South Gloucestershire resident workforce
(vii) Increase overall employment rates and the employment rates of disadvantaged groups including sick and disabled
people, 18-24 year olds, lone parents and the over 50s
(viii) Support and promote the purchase of local products and services
(ix) Promote the regeneration and diversification of the rural economy
(x) Improve the vitality and economic vibrancy of town and district centres.

If you would like more information about the work of the partnership please see the documents below.

       Economy and Skills Strategy 2016-2020

       West of England Local Economic Assessment 2015 (including South Gloucestershire economic profile)

Economy & Skills Strategic Partnership Terms of reference

Information on economy and skills partnership meetings can be found HERE

If you have any further queries on this partnership, please contact us via strategy&Partnerships@southglos.gov.uk or phone 01454 863868

 

HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

Economy and Skills SP Annual Report 201314

Economic Development strategy 2012-16

ES strategy summary March 2013