As Chief Executive of Bracknell Forest Council I want to ensure we are supporting local residents and businesses during the recession. The council takes the recession seriously and has objectives in place to limit its impact while sustaining economic prosperity.
Timothy Wheadon, Chief Executive
Economic and Skills Development Partnership
The Economic and Skills Development Partnership has been set up to aid the council’s priority of ‘sustaining economic prosperity’. The partnership is made up of a broad set of organisations and professionals including the council, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, Waitrose, Bracknell Chamber of Commerce, Bracknell & Wokingham College and JobCentre Plus.
The partnership is working to promote Bracknell Forest as a premier business location and to help residents during the current economic climate. You can read the partnership's strategy online.
Community Engagement Strategy
During these difficult times, the council is keen to encourage the widest possible opportunities for our residents and to benefit our businesses. As part of its work with the Bracknell Forest Partnership, the council has endorsed the Community Engagement Strategy for the borough.
The strategy promotes employment opportunities for under-represented groups and encourages volunteering as a benefit for businesses and residents. It also encourages workforce planning as a way to develop thriving businesses.