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.”