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17May

Cornwall’s fast-growing tech sector highlighted in national report

Cornwall’s fast-growing tech sector has once again been singled out for its “impressive growth” in this year’s Tech Nation report, the annual survey of the UK’s tech economy.

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14May

Place Manager wanted

Cornwall Development Company is seeking an innovative and creative Place Manager who can help Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly tell its unique story to the national and international business community, with the aim of attracting millions of pounds of investment into the region.

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10May

New Chief Executive of LEP and Service Director for Economic Development and Enterprise appointed

Following an extensive external recruitment process, Mr Glenn Caplin has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly LEP and Service Director (Economic Development and Enterprise) for Cornwall Council.

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2May

‘New Frontiers’ plan sets the tone for post-Brexit Cornwall

Greater local control in a post-Brexit Britain should gain increasing importance according to a new devolution plan for Cornwall.

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1May

New free-for-schools magazine show for teens shines a spotlight on lesser known careers

A new interactive careers show – the WOW Show - will be broadcast in schools at 11.45 on 2 May 2018. It aims to give teenagers a unique insight into the world of work by showcasing ‘hidden’ jobs, such as re-housing water voles and making prosthetic limbs.

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25Apr

Aerohub Business Park Takes Off

An exciting Aerohub Business Park expansion worth £7.5 million has formally begun in Newquay.

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24Apr

Launch of the St Austell Place Story

Over the past few months, SABEF has been developing an ambitious place story and look forward to seeing you at the launch

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20Apr

Winners of Cornwall Business Awards 2018 announced

The winners of the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 have been revealed, showcasing the outstanding success and diversity of the local business community.

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18Apr

Cornish students win £12,500 in national space challenge

Students from two Cornish schools are celebrating after picking up high profile prizes from the UK Space Agency’s SatelLife Challenge.

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3Apr

Spaceport Cornwall decision expected in May

Cornwall will have to wait a little longer before finding out whether a bid to host one of the UK’s first Spaceports has been successful.

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28Mar

Sector Deal boost for creative industries

A groundbreaking Creative Industries Sector Deal between the Government and the Creative Industries Council has been announced today.

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20Mar

LEP announces new non-executive directors

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise partnership has announced the appointment of five new non-executive directors to its Board following a recruitment process started in December last year.

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19Mar

Cornwall Business Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 has been revealed, featuring 31 businesses from Bude to the Isles of Scilly, and covering a diverse range of sectors.

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15Mar

LEP welcomes Royal Assent for Space Industry Bill

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed today’s (March 15) Royal Assent of the Space Industry Bill, which paves the way for safe legal commercial spaceflight from UK soil.

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6Mar

Space Action Plan targets thousands of new jobs

Ambitious plans to put Cornwall at the heart of the fast-growing space industry and create thousands of new jobs have been unveiled.

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1Mar

Appetite for “More” at FSB Women Cornwall Conference

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8th March, attendees at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Women Cornwall Conference enjoyed an inspirational day on Tuesday 27th February at the stunning Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes. Each of the nine speakers, all from diverse backgrounds with incredible stories, led truly passionate, open, candid and very personal sessions which kept the 70 attendees enthralled.

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28Feb

Competition hots up for the Cornwall Business Awards 2018

The 2018 edition of the Cornwall Business Awards is shaping up to be one most competitive yet, attracting a bumper number of entries despite the move to an earlier date.

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27Feb

£40 million fund to transform UK’s coastal communities opens for applications

Multi-million pound funding to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses opens for bids

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22Feb

£8.4 million investment to develop Goonhilly Earth Station for deep space missions

An £8.4 million (€9.5 million) investment in Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall, South West England, will help create the world’s first commercial deep-space communications station, capable of tracking future missions to the Moon and Mars.

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13Feb

Hall For Cornwall secures the go ahead for a £20m investment for Cornwall

Hall For Cornwall (HFC) has secured a £2m investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the last piece of public funding required to deliver a £20m rebuild of its venue which will bring jobs, economic growth and world class culture to Cornwall.

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30Jan

New innovation boost for the South West

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, and Heart of the South West LEP have signed a new joint agreement with Innovate UK to help boost innovation across the South West.

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22Jan

Local Enterprise Partnership CEO to step down

The Chief Executive of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Sandra Rothwell, has announced her intention to step down from the post at the end of March this year.

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15Jan

LEP sets out ‘21st Century’ pitch to Government and business

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is setting out a ‘21st Century’ pitch to Government and business for future investment.

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12Jan

Cornwall Business Awards 2018 open for entries

The search for the most inspirational, successful and ground-breaking businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has kicked off with the launch of the Cornwall Business Awards 2018.

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3Jan

UK Space Agency launches second mission to back space entrepreneurs of the future

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the SpaceTech Incubation Initiative, who are offering up to six promising space technology businesses the chance to participate in an award winning entrepreneurs’ programme on behalf of SETsquared, the global no.1 university business incubator.

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3Jan

5 skills trends your business needs to know about in 2018

What’s on the horizon for businesses in 2018? How should you be investing in skills in your business and what are the hot topics in training? We caught up with the Skills Hub team for a spot of future gazing…

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2Jan

A call for evidence from the Department for International Trade (DIT) to UK producers and product users.

DIT is preparing a UK trade remedies framework in readiness for the UK leaving the EU.In support of this, the call for evidence aims to identify which UK businesses produce goods currently subject to anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures, or to an on-going investigation related to these.

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