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June Resurgam Sector Action Plan update

Plymouth City Council's Resurgam programme was launched in May 2020 as a direct response to the unprecedented economic shock caused by the global pandemic.

It is a highly ambitious forward moving action plan to support the city's economic recovery, to reduce the impact of Covid-19 and to deliver a more equal, sustainable and prosperous city post Covid-19.

One of the six key pillars of the Resurgam programme is Sector Action Plans. We are proud of our strong base of existing Plymouth partnerships across the 11 identified sectors and are working together to support each sector.

Each month the sector leads meet to update us on the current situation for each sector and the progress being made on their action plan for recovery and how we, Plymouth City Council, can support that action plan.

For June, updates were provided for the following sector hubs:

To find out more about each sector's plans and progress please click any of the links above.

Councillor Nick Kelly, newly elected Leader of Plymouth City Council, and Chair of the Sector Hub meetings presented his party's manifesto to the group.

Skills 4 Plymouth

Emma Hewitt, Skills Lead for Skills 4 Plymouth, provided an update on the pillar (another of the six of the Resurgam programme) and updated on the successful launch of the physical Skills Launchpad Hub in Barclays Bank, Armada Way and plans to increase the Hubs to include Employer and Education as well as the existing Youth and Adult Hubs.

Skills Launchpad Plymouth will be hosting a four day event in the city centre in July for local residents to find out more about Skills Launchpad Plymouth with signposting to training, work experience, apprenticeships, Kickstart and job opportunities.

Highlights for the month across the Resurgam programme include:

The Box is one of ten final projects across the region to be selected in the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards. Each finalist is also part of the People’s Choice Award 2021 and voting is now open via

SailGP arrives in Plymouth next month. There are many ways that local businesses can engage with this exciting international sailing event

A public consultation has begun on the proposed Health and Wellbeing Centre at Colin Campbell Court.


David Draffan, Plymouth City’s Council’s Service Director for Economic Development, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

David has been awarded the honour for Services to Local Government for his dedication and commitment to supporting and developing Plymouth’s business economy.


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