Decision details

Enterprise/ Employability Project: 1 Year Extension

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department (former Growth & Place)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director for Growth and Place approve the extension of the project for one further year from 1 February 2019 – 31 January 2020, with a project value of £215,000 of which £30,000 will be funded from the council.   This will be an approved delegated decision as set out in the original cabinet report 21.01.2017 (Background papers below).


Reasons for the decision:

1.    The Cabinet Member Decision of 21 January 2017 awarded the contract to Petite Miracles Interiors Ltd (“Petite Miracles”) for a period of 2 years commencing on 27 March 2017 to 31st March 2019 and delegated the decision to extend the contract for a further 12 months if required to the Director for Housing Strategy and Growth. 


2.    The project delivers on economic development priorities including: supporting local entrepreneurs and creating work experience and coaching opportunities for local disadvantaged and hard to reach residents.


Alternative options considered:

1.    Investigation of the market has shown that Petit Miracles is currently the only local organisation that currently have both the funds, expertise, capacity, and premises to run such an enterprise support project.


2.    In house provision: Expertise in this field of enterprise support is not available within the Council, nor does the Council own or operate any available affordable retail space in the borough’s major town centres.


Publication date: 11/03/2019

Date of decision: 08/03/2019

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