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Business Jobs and Skills Partnership

Business Jobs and Skills Partnership

The Alliance is supported by a public, private and voluntary/community sector partnership which is responsible for taking forward Economic Development in Clackmannanshire.

Building Clackmannanshire: Economic Development Framework 2008-2018 lays out the context for economic development in the county, the challenges and the priorities at the heart of action which will be taken in pursuit of the relevant outcomes in the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan.

The Business Jobs Skills Partnership Team evolved from the former Economic Development Partnership Team after the Alliance reviewed its supporting structures. It has assumed the remit of its predecessor which identified the following key action areas to build Clackmannanshire's economy:

  • Building connections and infrastructure
    • The new rail link, the new Clackmannanshire Bridge and high-speed broadband access will link Clackmannanshire more closely to the national and international economy. We now need to be alert to initiatives that unlock their full economic benefits to provide an east/west gateway for Scotland.
  • Building enterprise
    • The size and vitality of the local business base are key to generating sustainable economic growth. We will ensure that enterprises can access the blend of support they need to hone their competitive edge.
  • Building skills
    • Our enterprises gain their edge from the skills, talents and creativity of their people. We need the right skills for gaining and sustaining work; we need the right quality and mix of skills in work. We will develop the personal, core and technical skills for employment within and outwith Clackmannanshire.
  • Building confidence
    • Vital to the success of our Framework is a Clackmannanshire-wide belief that we can compete and prosper; we will need to promote our advantages to the rest of Scotland and beyond. We will focus on increasing the national profile and perception of Clackmannanshire.


The Business Jobs Skills Partnership Team, which is chaired by a representative of the private sector and meets quarterly, is made up of representatives of

Local Employability Partnership (LEP)

The Clackmannanshire LEP has been set up as a sub group of the Business Jobs Skills Partnership Team to facilitate, support and co-ordinate the provision of employability services in Clackmannanshire. The LEP reports to the Business Jobs Skills Partnership Team on a regular basis.

Business and the Economy

For more information about business and the economy in Clackmannanshire generally, please view our Business pages.

For Further Information Contact

Economic Development
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000