We are encouraging businesses to help shape the future of our town by contributing ideas for regeneration and telling us what’s important to you and what could make Hartlepool a better place for your business.

Hartlepool is one of 100 towns across England invited by the Government to develop innovative regeneration plans to transform their economic growth prospects and secure up to £25m of funding through the Towns Fund. Each town is required to develop a Town Investment Plan, and as part of this process we are talking to people about the challenges and opportunities they see for Hartlepool.

The impacts of Covid-19 continue to be felt in our local economy and our communities and we recognise that it is a difficult time to be in business at the present time. The Town Deal will take on additional purpose as a key part of the efforts to recover and rebound from the Covid-19 crisis

We really need your views to help us shape ideas for the future of Hartlepool. This is about:

.      Making an environment where businesses choose to locate, stay and grow

.      Making the town a better place to live

.      Creating a place that people want to visit, to spend time and money

·      Improving skills and enabling higher value jobs

·      Redefining and connecting Hartlepool’s town centre

·      Defining and celebrating what makes Hartlepool special 

·      Recovering from the profound impacts of Covid-19

To make sure this funding meets local needs and has the biggest impact on improving our communities, we need to understand local issues and priorities from the perspective of local businesses, as well as ideas you may have. 

It would be very helpful if you could spend a few moments completing this survey. Your input will inform the development of BIG IDEAS for Hartlepool.

The survey will be open until 31st August 2020

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* 1. What makes Hartlepool a good place to be in business?

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* 2. What is holding back business growth in Hartlepool?

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Attracting and retaining skilled people in the area
Quality of Hartlepool town centre
Availability and quality of business space
Quality of environment
Safety and security 
Connectivity - pedestrian/ cycle links  
Connectivity - road links
Digital connectivity
Perceptions of Hartlepool

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* 3. What would be your top THREE priorities or ideas for transforming Hartlepool as a place for businesses to locate and thrive?

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* 4. We would like to develop a long-term picture for how you would like Hartlepool to be in 10 years’ time. What three words would you like to use to best describe Hartlepool in the future?

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* 5. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your experiences of Hartlepool from a business perspective?

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* 6. How long has your business been operating for?

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* 7. Approximately how many employees does your business have?

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* 8. Does your business have a physical premises?

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* 9. What industry sector does your business primarily operate in?

Thank you for completing this survey, which will help us develop a range of options and ideas for the future of Hartlepool. These will be shared later in the year to gain further input and feedback.

If you have any questions or require any further information please email: