PABC
History

A SHORT NOTE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE PABC - 2015

The story of the PABC began back in 1998 when not only was the overall business community in Plymouth apparently unable to agree on anything together, but almost worse, it was a time when, with our City increasingly in competition with others, neither they or the local authority could seemingly make ‘common cause’ or demonstrate a harmonious economic posture to those outside the boundaries.

There were many (sometimes deliberate) public misunderstandings between the sectors over a whole spectrum of issues, (sometimes it seemed almost any available issue!) and the headlines both metaphorically and in the City media were too much about disunity and disharmony.

It was with the aim of reducing this culture and climate of semi-public misunderstandings, which was occasioning detrimental comment about the City from elsewhere in the UK, (and in the process injuring inward investor confidence!), that a strategy for achieving increased unity and for clearing up what were the real (as opposed to imagined) differences of view and establishing what actually represented common ground was evolved. The Plymouth cross-sector agenda was thus born.