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New business partnership set up for Dudley town centre

Updated: May 31

A new multi-stakeholder partnership has been formed with local businesses to stimulate the local economy and improve the vibrancy of Dudley town centre.



The Dudley Town Centre Partnership Group is supported by Dudley Council with national government funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and will work in conjunction with key stakeholders including Dudley Council.


The business-led steering group has an allocated budget and meets monthly to drive change, working collaboratively to deliver projects recommended by businesses to activate and improve the town.


The group will give Dudley town businesses a voice and platform to come together while identifying ways to improve the vibrancy of the town centre.


Positive change has already been made in the town centre, including improved cleaning with the introduction of a dedicated full time neighbourhood services operative.


The group will also hold quarterly open focus groups on particular topics and town centre businesses are encouraged to get involved in the coming months.


Dudley Council appointed independent advisors Heartflood and Save the High Street to facilitate the formation of the partnership.


Julie Holden, Community Director at Save the High Street, said:

“Now more than ever we need to encourage collaboration and work together to strengthen and improve our town centres and high streets.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Heartflood to deliver this valuable project, and to be continuing our work to support Dudley town centre businesses.”

Businesses in the town centre are welcome to join the group and can find out more by contacting Dudley Business First via email to dudley.businessfirst@dudley.gov.uk or by calling 01384 812001.


Local businesses can also access business support, including a free diagnostic, by registering their interest with Business Growth West Midlands online or calling Dudley Business First.

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