The current Baltic Triangle Stakeholder Group, which represents businesses, organisations, landlords, developers and residents, is to become a CIC on Light Night (Friday, May 18), creating a legal entity which will allow it to apply for funding.
Liverpool Light Night provides the ideal opportunity for visitors to the area to understand the vision the group is developing and to present some of the work achieved to date as the stakeholder group seeks to provide a coherent image for the area.
In addition to refreshments and speeches the event will be followed by guided tours of the Baltic Triangle encompassing the area’s past, present and future and the perfect place for guests to being their Light Night promenade.
The stakeholder group has been working for the past three years with Liverpool Vision to create an independent business and stakeholder organisation to take forward the area’s vision, “creative, industrious and pioneering.”
Chair of the Baltic Triangle Steering Group, Antony Pickthall said: “The Baltic Triangle has made great progress over the last year and the stakeholder group is making a significant contribution to driving forward the vision that we believe it will make it an attractive area for new businesses, visitors and residents alike, especially for those involved in the creative and cultural industries.”
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.
Max Steinberg, chief executive of Liverpool Vision, added: “This is a very positive step forward and CIC status will help to realise the area’s huge potential.
“Baltic holds an important part in Liverpool’s industrial past and we have long felt that the unique mix of new business in Baltic can again be a dynamic hub and a real asset to Liverpool.”
For further information contact: Antony Pickthall at email@example.com or 0151 203 3574.
The launch of Baltic Triangle Community Interest Company takes place on Friday, May 18 from 5-6pm at Camp & Furnace, 67 Greenland Street Liverpool, L1 0BY
The Baltic Triangle is an historic city central area, which has been enjoying a steady renaissance making it one of ‘the’ places to set up shop and hang out. Just a stone’s throw from Albert Dock - the city’s World Heritage Site - and shopping hot-spot Liverpool One, the Triangle has been reclaimed and resurrected by a growing colony of creative people, entrepreneurs and their combined businesses.
Something of a hidden gem, the Baltic Triangle’s impressive architecture tells its own story about the area’s glory days when 40 per cent of the world’s trade was passing through the city’s docks during the 18th and 19th centuries. www.baltictriangle.co.uk
LightNight Liverpool takes place 4pm – late on Friday, May 18 for a springtime celebration of the city’s arts and culture. LightNight unlocks the doors after-hours at Liverpool’s world-class museums, galleries and heritage sites, staging more than 70 free events to inspire and delight visitors of all ages. www.liverpoollightnight.co.uk