Thriving Soho is about creating an economy that works for the local community. The aim is to work with residents, community groups, local businesses and Birmingham City Council to produce a community economic plan for Soho Ward that helps unlock the potential for creating jobs and sustainable livelihoods.
Soho has lots of assets including the gifts, talents, skills and energy of the people that live here and physical assets such as buildings and land. The area also has a rich and diverse culture and heritage on which to build future prosperity. There are major developments taking place in and around the area including the new hospital and housing developments and Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Over the next few months we will be hosting workshops to explore what we can do to promote and develop the local economy. For example, this might include developing support for social enterprise; providing training to ensure that local people have the skills and confidence to take advantage of opportunities that arise; increasing local purchasing – making people aware of the skills, talents and competencies available in the area; and raising the profile of Soho Ward and its unique heritage and cultural diversity. Please join us on this journey.
Thriving Soho ~ Launch Event
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 12 – 3pm
(Light lunch provided)
Soho House Museum, Soho Avenue
(off Soho Road), Birmingham B18 5LB
What can we do to make the economy in Soho work better for local people?
Please join us for this event where we will be exploring:
The event is the start of a process to develop and then implement a Community Economic Development Plan for Soho Ward led by a partnership of local people and groups.
The event is open to all with an interest in shaping the local economy including: residents and resident associations; local business and business associations; voluntary and community sector organisations including faith organisations working in the area; key institutions in the area including businesses, schools, hospitals, academic institutions; and the local authority and statutory services.
The event will be facilitated by Soho First Community Development Trust and Localise West Midlands.
For more information and to RSVP please email: firstname.lastname@example.org