Baltic exchanges public for private leadership
The Baltic Stakeholders’ Group exists to promote the development of the Baltic Triangle as a creative, industrious and pioneering business district.
Liverpool's Baltic Triangle was once vital to the success of the city’s port and for many decades has sustained many successful small businesses. In recent years it has increasingly become the home of Liverpool’s burgeoning creative sector with a vibrant atmosphere similar to New York City’s meatpacking district and Hoxton in London.
The group now aims to give the Baltic Triangle an enhanced private sector voice within the city and promote a strong and clear vision for the area to local, national and international audiences.
Antony Pickthall said: “The area is beginning to emerge as a dynamic business hub with a real mix of activity from old established businesses to new cutting edge creative concerns and we want to sustain this energy.
“We have laid the foundations of a cohesive group of stakeholders sharing the same vision and our plans for the area will help support and increase the vibrancy by attracting new companies, new ideas and new connections to realise the huge potential here.”
In the coming weeks the stakeholders group intends to become a Community Interest Company (CIC) which will give it the formal status it needs to apply for and receive grants and funding to use to develop the area.
Tony O’Neill said: “We have long felt that the unique diverse mix of business in the Baltic can be a real asset to Liverpool and this group has now developed into a truly private-led business organisation which is a very positive step forward.
“It has long been felt that this is an area which can attract more jobs, investment and visitors and Liverpool Vision will continue to work with them as they develop their vision and manifesto for the area.”