One Stockport campaign launches with recovery plan as borough gets ready to build back better, together

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the launch of One Stockport, a partnership campaign to connect, unite and support Stockport’s multi-faceted communities.

One Stockport campaign launches with recovery plan as borough gets ready to build back better, together

Stockport, a key component in successfully helping to drive growth and development across the region, is looking to its many diverse communities to have a say in creating and delivering its next ambitious and inclusive, local plan.

One Stockport is a campaign where, by working in collaboration, Stockport can become united and encouraged to build a better future for everyone by supporting the local economy, connecting communities and promoting health & wellbeing.

Throughout the various phases of the campaign, organisations will have the opportunity to work together, creating a sense of unity to support all aspects of the Stockport community, developing an even greater sense of pride among everyone.

Steve Oliver, Chair of Stockport Economic Alliance and CEO of musicMagpie whose HQ is based in the heart of the newly developed Stockport Exchange, said: “Being a proud Stockport business at the heart of the Borough, musicMagpie is delighted to have been part of the new ‘One Stockport‘ initiative. We are excited to see the town unite under one brand as we all look forward to restoring both business and consumer confidence after such a difficult time for so many people”

Cllr Elise Wilson, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “I’m overwhelmed by how we have all worked together in such difficult and unprecedented times and the strength of relationships demonstrated over the past few months will ensure our town continues to flourish.

“The One Stockport brand will be a big part of everything we do moving forward. Everyone can play a role in this from supporting local businesses, to volunteering in our communities and helping to make our borough more resilient. In essence, One Stockport is about working together.”

Helen White, director and co-founder of Marketing Stockport, is encouraged by the new One Stockport campaign and confident of its success.

“When we set up Marketing Stockport ten years ago to promote, support and connect Stockport’s business community, we were very quickly struck by the groups’ commitment to contribute to the local economy and to support each other through the stages of future growth and development," she said.

“It is this ongoing display of selflessness that I believe provides the perfect foundation on which we can all build to make One Stockport a success for now and future generations. Throughout the various phases of the campaign we look forward to working alongside our colleagues to support all aspects of our community.”

Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council said: “The first phase of this campaign will have a huge impact on our plans to rebuild the local economy so the whole borough can build back better and stronger.

“As we learn to live with Covid-19, it is really important that the re-opening of our retail sector is done so as safely as possible and I am confident that we have done all we can in Stockport to ensure it is a safe and welcoming place for you to shop, live, work and play.

“Our unique independent businesses and major high street brands all need your support more than ever right now, so please support them by shopping local and giving back to the local economy. I can’t wait to see our town centres and district centres thriving again.”

Following the current coronavirus crisis, the first phase of the campaign will support the recovery process, to help people reopen their businesses safely. To help people build back better and to instil confidence as we ease out of the current enforced lockdown.