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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus Business Impact Survey

Businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to fill out a short online survey about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting on their business.

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Statement from Visit Cornwall, Cornwall Council, CIoS LEP and Public Health

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Total and Simply Blue Energy in JV to Develop Floating Wind Projects in the Celtic Sea

Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea energy developer, and Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, have established a partnership to develop floating wind projects in the Welsh waters of the Celtic Sea

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Joint coronavirus statement from the LEP and Cornwall Council

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LEP’s Local Growth Fund unlocks Liskeard Cattle Market site

The long-awaited regeneration of Liskeard Cattle Market is set to go ahead with the support of a £590,000 investment by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Budget comment

Budget comment from LEP Chair, Mark Duddridge.

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LEP publishes draft Local Industrial Strategy

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will soon submit its draft Local Industrial Strategy to government.

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CIOSIF loan helps Padstow pooch business grow

A Padstow business specialising in wholesale dog care products is expanding into new markets with the support of a £32,000 loan from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund as part of a £97,000 package of support.

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New appointment to Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Board

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Poppy Naylor as a non-executive director.

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Chancellor urged to back Great South West

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, is being urged to back the Great South West in the Budget and help kick start ambitious plans to create the UK’s first clean energy powerhouse.

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Jobs boost from Celtic Sea floating wind industry

A new floating offshore wind industry in the Celtic Sea could support 3,200 jobs in the South West and Wales, and £682m of spend in the local supply chain by 2030.

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LEP Growth Fund supports £2m Porthleven workspace project

A £2m project to create new workspace on the outskirts of Porthleven is underway having secured £700,000 from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Great South West partners deliver investment roadmap to Local Growth Minister

An economic roadmap to drive a £45 billion uplift to the South West economy has been formally presented to the government.

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LEP Growth Fund investment supports £1.8m Falfish expansion

Cornwall-based seafood supplier Falfish has announced a £1.8m investment in new cold storage facilities to support the further growth of the business. The expansion is being supported by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) using £575,000 from the government’s Local Growth Fund.

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Great South West partners target £45 billion economic boost

A powerful coalition of South West businesses, education leaders and local authorities has pledged to work in partnership with Government to make the Great South West the latest growth alliance to rebalance the UK economy.

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Progressive Cornish businesses immerse themselves in the 3D world

Free ‘Immersive Tech Introductions’ showcase how Cornish businesses can utilise 3D photography scanning for all needs

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