By Gordon Seabright, Chief Executive, Eden Project and LEP Board member
The LEP recently partnered with the private sector, higher education and Cornwall Council to jointly commission a publication in the Western Moring News looking at how Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can become a global leader in the transition to a low carbon economy.
Cornwall is blessed with many of the world’s leading food experiences which along with our stunning natural landscape has created a strong association for the quality of our food and drink.
None of us living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly need to be told how important tourism is to our economy.....
As a few weeks have now passed since my first blog I thought it was time for an update. I am sad to say that opportunities to play the ‘new boy card’ are becoming less and less frequent, but on the whole, your support has been very much appreciated in my early weeks.
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”.