What a wonderful upbeat celebration of business we saw during Cornwall Business Week, culminating in the Cornwall Business Awards at St Mellion with guest speaker Gregg Wallace from the BBC’s Masterchef programme.
Opportunity. That’s the big theme for 2018.
Later this year we expect to hear more about exactly what the Government has in mind when it talks about its ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’.
When the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car makes its first test run at Cornwall Airport Newquay next month, the world will be watching.
If you were in any doubt about the potential for the creative industries to be an engine for economic growth and job creation, a new report has cemented their status as the fastest growing sector of the UK economy.
In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly there are almost 50,000 working age people whose day-to-day activities are limited by a long term illness or disability.
There has been quite a bit of comment recently about whether the Government will be shaking its magic money tree for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the same way it has for Northern Ireland.
In the last few weeks the LEP has hosted a series of workshop events with local businesses and others about how our part of the UK should be responding to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
The Government has today announced that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to receive £18.03 million of investment from its Local Growth Fund, which was set up to devolve funding to the English regions for projects that create jobs and economic growth.
The launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy consultation paper is a clear signal that the approach to economic growth is changing, and the catalyst is Brexit.