Photo (left to right): John Topping, Professor Sonia Blandford (Chair of Blackpool Challenge),

Dame Julia Cleverdon and Tony Nicholson (Deputy CEO of FCAT)


A lively round table discussion was held at the De Vere Hotel for Blackpool Challenge Board members and a range of visitors from charitable organisations, local employers, academies and other teaching organisations.

During a splendid 3 course dinner discussions were led by Dame Julia Cleverdon from Business in the Community focusing on how we can all best support the Blackpool Challenge; helping children in the town to achieve the highest possible educational outcomes', said John Topping, Director of Resources for The Fylde Coast Academy Trust.