Following a successful bid to government, CIOS LEP is one of just six Local Digital Skills Partnership pilot projects. Ben Bolton has joined the team to help understand the region’s needs and develop and implement a strategy. He’ll be keeping us updated each month with his activity and impact.
Spaceport Cornwall is set to be Europe’s first horizontal launch spaceport, putting our region at the heart of the fast-growing global space economy and in the vanguard of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
LEP Board member Frances Brennan argues that we need to look beyond just gender when considering diversity on LEP Boards.
House of Lords report must be acted upon, says Clare Parnell
The first mention of the Government’s long-promised ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ was in the 2017 Conservative manifesto, writes Mark Duddridge. It promised to use cash that “comes back to the UK after Brexit” to create a fund “specifically designed to reduce inequalities between communities”.
The launch of direct flights from Cornwall to London Heathrow is a huge step for regional connectivity and for our economy, writes Mark Duddridge.
The Cornish Stuff website recently worked with students from Falmouth University to produce a series of reports on low pay in Cornwall. They asked if the LEP could give its view. The following article is by our Chief Executive, Glenn Caplin, and was first published on 28 February 2019 by Cornish Stuff.
The £40 million Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) was formally launched last summer and has completed its first debt and equity deals.
The Government has this month confirmed the third and final wave of Local Industrial Strategies.
Three months in to the role of LEP CEO, and the best part of the job so far has been the opportunity to meet so many of the great businesses here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.