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Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Economic Development Company Leaders

The Company members are Blackpool Council, Fylde Council and Wyre Council. As founding members of the company the Leaders set and agree the strategic remit of the company and are responsible for appointing directors to the board.

The Board

The Board of Directors currently comprises the Chair, Bev Robinson, who is Chief Executive and Principal of Blackpool & the Fyde college, and the Chief Executives of the participating local Authorities.

Blackpool Fylde & Wyre EDC Directors:

  • Jane Littlewood 
  • Martin Long 
  • Neil Farley 
  • Neil Jack 
  • Garry Payne 
  • Allan Oldfield 
  • Alan Cavill

Sub groups

The Board are supported by the Fylde Coast Buisiness Leaders Group and Joint Employment and Skills Advisory Group.