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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) The government has released guidance and support measures specifically for businesses and employers related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and this will be updated regularly.

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£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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4Jun

Robotics company eyes growth with £300k equity support from CIOSIF

Service Robotics Limited, a health and wellbeing business focusing on supporting the vulnerable and elderly through innovative technology, has raised £600,000 in their latest funding round. The funding includes a £300,000 equity investment from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) and investment from Britbots and the Enterprise 100 Angel Investment Club.

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28May

LEP stimulates debate about post-COVID19 economy

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on how we lead our lives and businesses in the future is the subject of a new series of videos exploring ‘Thoughts on a New Normal’.

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28Apr

More Growth Hub resources to help businesses through coronavirus pandemic

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub is reporting a fivefold increase in phone calls and a fourfold increase in web traffic as businesses seek support through the coronavirus pandemic.

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28Apr

Funding for Cornish online platform supporting hotel sector

A Cornish software developer has secured a £150,000 loan to take its business to the next level with the support of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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28Apr

Funding for Cornish online platform supporting hotel sector

A Cornish software developer has secured a £150,000 loan to take its business to the next level with the support of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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24Apr

Government support for Isles of Scilly transport links

The Isles of Scilly Transport Board, which is made up of transport providers, local authorities and business groups, has welcomed valuable support from Government to continue essential life-line travel services and freight supplies for the 2,200-strong island community 28 miles off the South West coast of Cornwall.

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21Apr

Small businesses urged to claim £90m of unpaid grants

Almost 8,000 small businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to claim £89m of unpaid emergency grant support that is available from Cornwall Council to help them during the Coronavirus crisis.

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17Apr

Government support for fishing industry welcomed

Hundreds of fishing and maritime businesses which are vital to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are set to benefit from tailored support as part of a new government scheme to protect businesses affected by coronavirus.

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17Apr

Government support for fishing industry welcomed

Hundreds of fishing and maritime businesses which are vital to the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are set to benefit from tailored support as part of a new government scheme to protect businesses affected by coronavirus.

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16Apr

Furlough extension will benefit seasonal workers

Thousands of workers in Cornwall are expected to benefit from an extension to the cut-off date for the Government’s COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme.

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27Mar

Government urged to accelerate roll-out of COVID19 business support measures

The Government is being urged to accelerate the roll-out of business support measures in response to the coronavirus after a survey in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly found that 40% of businesses said they may not last another month.

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27Mar

It's time to prove that Cornwall really is Proud to Care!

People who need care and support in Cornwall are calling on everyone who can, to urgently step up and apply for a role in Cornwall’s care sector.

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