Scarborough Renaissance Partnership

Peter Jones

Scarborough voted UK’s Enterprise Capital

Scarborough has been announced as the winner of the Government’s Enterprising Britain competition. Run by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the competition recognises areas of ‘enterprise excellence’ across the UK, where jobs and a better climate for business and the local community have been created. The award was presented to Scarborough Renaissance Partnership at a ceremony in Downing Street for its Waking Sleeping Beauty project. The initiative has transformed Scarborough from a town where unemployment was twice the North Yorkshire average, many of its neighbourhoods were among the most deprived in the country and seasonal unemployment was around 20% during the winter. With support from the local council and Regional Development Age... »