Yorkshire Evening Post: Seaside towns like Morecambe need ‘unique selling point’ says report

Our latest report From ebb to flow: how entrepreneurs can turn the tide for seaside towns is covered in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The report by think tank ‘the Centre for Entrepreneurs’ is called ‘From ebb to flow: How entrepreneurs can turn the tide for Britain’s seaside towns’ and profiles coastal towns Hastings, Scarborough, Bournemouth, Littlehampton and Portrush as prime examples of success.

It says seaside towns must develop unique identities, perhaps centred around food, culture or sport, to attract entrepreneurs willing to invest, as well as visitors.

To tackle the educational deficiencies found in many seaside schools, the report calls upon government to launch a Seaside Challenge modelled on the last Labour government’s London Challenge that successfully turned around London’s poor performing schools, and place talented teachers into the most deprived seaside schools.

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