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Welcome to CIOS LEP

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership drives activity to support business growth, create jobs and help people realise their potential. We are led by local business people working together with Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly to set the priorities for how our economy should grow. Our role is to oversee how best to invest over £1 billion of public, private and European funds in the local economy by 2020. Our goal is to lay the foundations for 20,000 new jobs and to exceed projected growth by at least 5% in this time.

CIOS LEP invites expression of interest for the next round of Growth Deal Funding


"Cornwall is on the up" is clear message from Cornwall Expo 2015

“Cornwall is on the up” –this was the clear message from the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughin to business and tourism industry leaders, MP’s and representatives from a wide range of local organisations from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at last week’s Cornwall Expo 2015

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LEP invites expressions of interest for next round of Growth Deal funding

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has issued an appeal for projects that could benefit from the Government’s next round of Growth Deal funding.

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Michelle Mone’s review into supporting business start-ups in disadvantaged communities comes to Cornwall

Leading entrepreneur and businesswomen Michelle Mone OBE continued the Government review into supporting entrepreneurship in disadvantaged communities today (Monday, Sep 7) with a visit to Pool Innovation Centre in Cornwall.

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Millions of pounds of funding to help small businesses in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly reach their full potential

For the first time European Regional Development funds are targeted at Local Enterprise Partnership areas in a major shift to more localised spending.

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King’s College London creates skilled jobs at new IT Centre in Cornwall

Up to 100 highly skilled jobs could be created in Cornwall following a decision by one of the world’s top 20 universities to locate its new IT Service Centre in the county.

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Cornwall becomes first rural authority in England to agree devolution deal

Cornwall is the first rural authority in the country to be offered a devolution deal, with Communities Secretary Greg Clark and Prime Minister David Cameron travelling to Cornwall to support the signing of the formal agreement.

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Businesses urged to support Cornwall Careers Show

The Cornwall Careers Show is looking for Cornish businesses to inspire the next generation of students into exciting careers right here in Cornwall.

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LEP announces search for new board members

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the search for new board members to join its 14-strong board.

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Plans to create two Food Enterprise Zones unveiled at Royal Cornwall Show

The plans include the creation of a food artisan village at Norton Barton Farm just outside Bude which is already home to a number of local food producers, and new dairy production facilities at Trewithen Dairy near Lostwithiel.

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, PO Box 723, 4th Floor West Wing, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 9GH

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