The following text is a speech given by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Chair Mark Duddridge to on 10 March at a seminar on Local Enterprise Partnerships and regional growth.
Treasury plans to rip up the spending rule book should benefit poorer areas like Cornwall. But not if all the focus is on the Midlands and the North, argues Glenn Caplin.
Caitlin Gould, one of Bluefruit's Company Directors, has been appointed the Chair of the Digital Skills Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We’ve previously talked about the launch of the CIoS DSP, and its goals for Cornwall, and this time we’re talking to Caitlin about her role and aspirations for the Partnership.
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.