Mandate for Change

Mandate for change - great working city

Make Stoke-on-Trent a great working city.

Our Mandate for Change to make Stoke-on-Trent a great working city includes supporting our businesses, boosting the local economy and making us a market leader in the green revolution.

Click here to read about our achievements under the Mandate for Change

Make Stoke-on-Trent the place to bring business

When we launched our Red Carpet approach to inward investment, we mean business! We set up a single point of contact for investors, streamlined our planning process, offered tailored solutions to business growth, guidance to funding and access to supply chains, labour markets and networks.

Support and develop existing business

We identified the number one priority as being jobs. Since then we've concentrated, quite rightly, on attracting inward investment. This is the best way to get a lot of jobs into an area in a relatively short period of time. It's also a really good way of diversifying the employment opportunities in the city.

Work with people to promote independence and healthy lives

Raising aspiration and improving attainment for all our children is a high priority. Supporting independence remains one of our highest priorities, actively contributing to promoting healthy lives across the city focusing on improving the health of the workforce and of those seeking to work, increasing life expectancy and reducing health inequalities.

Make Stoke-on-Trent a great city to live in

Making sure that the city is a great place to live means that our housing stock has to be fit for purpose.

Read about the ways we encouraged young people to be involved in the Mandate for Change

To learn more about our commitment to the city and to hear from local people and businesses about the difference that the Mandate for Change has made to them, please watch the video below.


Our updated booklet shows the progress that has been made in the past twelve months. To see the latest Mandate for Change booklet  please click here.

Get involved

We want everyone to understand what Mandate for Change is all about, and more importantly we want everyone to join in. Please complete the form here to let us know how you can get involved and what you can do to ensure Mandate for Change makes a real difference in Stoke-on-Trent.

If you follow the links at the bottom of the page you can see the original Mandate for Change vision document and feedback from our launch event in July 2011. 

 We want to do business with your business

Following a highly successful event in July to launch the draft consultation document Mandate for Change, we have now launched details of our ‘red carpet’ approach to attract and develop new and existing businesses into the city.

Find out more by following this link

To view the Mandate for change vision document launched July 2011 please click here. 


  • Feedback from our launch event on 13 July 2011 is attached below.
  • Feedback from the event One Year on is also attached below

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