Who we are

The Ipswich Vision is a unique partnership of the town’s civic, business and education leaders; working together to create a singular strategy for the town and to deliver transformative projects.

Across the UK, major civic bodies rarely collaborate in this way. In Ipswich, coming together as the Ipswich Vision, members have driven real change in the town and attracted significant funding for regeneration, infrastructure and community projects.

Each partner organisation of the Ipswich Vision has a representative on the Ipswich Vision Board, which meets quarterly to review ongoing and upcoming developments in the town.

Ipswich Central – the Business Improvement District (BID) for the town centre and waterfront

Ipswich Borough Council – the local authority for the borough of Ipswich

Suffolk County Council – the local authority for the county of Suffolk

New Anglia LEP – the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Suffolk and Norfolk

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce – independent forum for businesses in Suffolk

University of Suffolk – higher education institution based in Ipswich

Tom Hunt MP – the Member of Parliament for Ipswich

All About Ipswich – the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Ipswich



Jackie Sadek

Jackie Sadek has had a varied career in regeneration and public service including time at the London Docklands Development Corporation, Tesco, CBRE, Kent Thameside, Park Royal Partnership, BURA, and more. In 2015, Jackie visited Ipswich as the government’s special advisor on urban regeneration within the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). She was appointed as Chair of the Ipswich Vision Board in November 2021.