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Welcome to CIOS LEP

By 2030, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly will be the place where businesses thrive and people enjoy an outstanding quality of life. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIoS LEP) aims to facilitate sustained growth through long term, joined up investment in our People, our Places and through our Businesses. Find out more about our Vision 2030 here.

£40m investment fund launched for CIoS SMEs It will provide finance from £25,000 to £2 million

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Spaceport Cornwall Satellite launches set to return to British soil after 50 years following new partnership with Virgin Orbit in Cornwall

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10 Opportunities Learn more about our prospectus focusing on 10 key sectors that can play a critical role in growing the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly now and in the future

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Human Centred Space Action Plan We have published a Space Action Plan looking at how our region can share in the year-on-year growth of the global space economy

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21Feb

Thousands to be lost by levy losers

Employers with a wage bill in excess of £3m may be at risk of losing thousands, warns an Apprenticeship expert, with the first 24 month expiry period of Apprenticeship Levy funds fast approaching in April 2019.

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14Feb

Leading national culture organisations commit to Cornwall’s culture, arts and heritage

A recognition of the importance to residents and businesses of Cornish culture, heritage and the arts has been reinforced today as major investors in culture sign a commitment to work closely together to promote Cornwall’s distinct identity.

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13Feb

Council launches electric vehicle project on Scilly as part of the Smart Islands programme

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is pleased to announce the launch of the GO-EV project that will see the introduction of 10 ‘vehicle to grid’ (V2G) electric vehicles that will be used as a part of a car share scheme, up to 10 solar canopies and 25 charging points on Scilly.

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8Feb

Headline sponsor for Cornwall Business Awards

The Growth and Skills Hub are pleased to announce the headline sponsor for the Cornwall Business Awards for 2019 – the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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8Feb

Headline sponsor for Cornwall Business Awards

The Growth and Skills Hub are pleased to announce the headline sponsor for the Cornwall Business Awards for 2019 – the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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8Feb

Scottish Space Firm adds Cornwall Facility

A BRITISH space company is in the process of finalising engine test preparations and setting up distillation equipment for its rocket oxidiser from a new workshop as it continues its journey towards launching satellites from UK soil.

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5Feb

Shetland Space Centre and Goonhilly Earth Station Form North-South UK Partnership to Co-Develop New Space Capabilities

Unst (Scotland) and Cornwall, UK – 5 February, 2019 - Shetland Space Centre (SSC) and Goonhilly Earth Station have joined forces to develop rocket launch and tracking business capabilities for the burgeoning new space launch sector.

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31Jan

LEP leaders tell Prime Minister Local Industrial Strategies are on target

The Prime Minister met with business leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to track progress on their work with government to boost economic growth for communities across the country.

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31Jan

LEP leaders tell Prime Minister Local Industrial Strategies are on target

The Prime Minister met with business leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to track progress on their work with government to boost economic growth for communities across the country.

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29Jan

LEP appoints rural and small business champions to the board

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.

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29Jan

Winners & sponsors gather for Cornwall Business Awards 2019 Launch

The search is on for the best of the best as the Cornwall Business Awards kicked off at an exclusive launch event supported by Avanti Communications.

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17Jan

First CIOSIF investment with £750k equity investment in wireless internet provider

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) has completed its first [equity] investment with a £750,000 equity stake in wireless internet service provider Wildanet, based at Goonhilly Earth Station through appointed fund managers The FSE Group.

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