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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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11Sep

Business and space industry leaders back plans for Spaceport Cornwall

Business and space industry leaders are backing plans to create the UK’s first horizontal launch spaceport in Cornwall

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28Aug

Spaceport Cornwall will ‘not impact significantly’ on greenhouse gas emissions, says independent study

The proposed horizontal launch Spaceport at Cornwall Airport Newquay is not expected to impact significantly on Cornwall’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and efforts in combatting climate change, according to an independent scientific study by a leading energy and environment specialist at the University of Exeter.

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21Aug

Six-figure sum to help music festival organiser grow

An events company organising music festivals, private functions and other events near Bude is the latest company to be supported by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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19Jul

Virgin Orbit confirms partnership with RAF for rapid response satellite launch

Virgin Orbit, the company planning to launch satellites from Cornwall, has announced a new partnership with the Royal Air Force to provide rapid-response launch services beginning as early as next year.

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19Jul

Virgin Orbit confirms partnership with RAF for rapid response satellite launch

Virgin Orbit, the company planning to launch satellites from Cornwall, has announced a new partnership with the Royal Air Force to provide rapid-response launch services beginning as early as next year.

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16Jul

Cornwall’s leaders will fight climate crisis together

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board has pledged to join forces with Cornwall Council to be ‘leaders in the fight against climate change’.

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12Jul

£750,000 Funding Secured to Help Technology Company Grow

A Penryn-based software company has secured £250,000 investment from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF), as part of a £750,000 funding package, which also includes £250k from Cass Entrepreneurship Fund and £250k from the Chelverton Investor Club, managed by Chelverton Asset Management

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8Jul

CIOSIF loan to help ethical homeware designer grow

A manufacturer and distributor of ethical and environmentally responsible homeware products is the latest business to receive funding support from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF), with an £80,000 loan made up of £35,000 from CIOSIF and £45,000 from SWIG Finance.

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8Jul

CIOSIF loan to help ethical homeware designer grow

A manufacturer and distributor of ethical and environmentally responsible homeware products is the latest business to receive funding support from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF), with an £80,000 loan made up of £35,000 from CIOSIF and £45,000 from SWIG Finance.

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28Jun

Winners of Cornwall Business Awards 2019 announced

Fifteen businesses left St Mellion International Resort with honours last night, many of whom were first time winners, as the best and the brightest were celebrated at the 14th Cornwall Business Awards 2019.

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14Jun

The winners have been chosen for the Cornwall Business Awards

This week saw all the finalists for the Cornwall Business Awards attend the first ever Showdown Day at Trevenson House in Pool, where they faced the judges and met other finalists in their category.

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11Jun

Screen Cornwall aims to build on creative successes

A new screen agency, designed to develop Cornwall as a leading rural hub for film, TV and digital technologies, is being set up to build on the Duchy's reputation for creative talent.

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