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23Mar

LEP secures £700k funding for immersive tech museums project

Five Cornish museums are to benefit from almost £700,000 of Government funding following a successful bid to the Coastal Communities Fund to use virtual and augmented reality technology to bring Cornish heritage alive.

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22Mar

Help shape a Local Industrial Strategy for Cornwall and Scilly

Businesses and organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to help shape a Local Industrial Strategy to drive economic growth and job creation in the next 10 years.

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15Mar

Successful LEP bid for Digital Skills Partnership

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has successfully bid for government funding to set up a pilot Local Digital Skills Partnership (Local DSP) for the area.

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5Mar

Cornwall’s mining investment and export potential showcased to global investors

The potential for Cornwall in South West England to be a global resource for mining operations, including high-technology metals is being showcased at the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention this week.

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5Mar

Council anger at South West allocation from Stronger Towns Fund

Cornwall Council Leader Adam Paynter has expressed anger at the £33 million allocated to the South West England from the Government’s new £1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund.

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26Feb

Goonhilly Partners with the Australian Space Agency to Drive New Opportunities Worldwide

Satellite communications innovator and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station today announced that it has inked a partnership agreement with the Australian Space Agency to collaborate and create new opportunities in the space economy in Australia, the UK and beyond.

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26Feb

Luxury cabinet makers secure £25k loan

A Liskeard- based furniture manufacturer is the latest company to be supported by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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21Feb

Thousands to be lost by levy losers

Employers with a wage bill in excess of £3m may be at risk of losing thousands, warns an Apprenticeship expert, with the first 24 month expiry period of Apprenticeship Levy funds fast approaching in April 2019.

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14Feb

Leading national culture organisations commit to Cornwall’s culture, arts and heritage

A recognition of the importance to residents and businesses of Cornish culture, heritage and the arts has been reinforced today as major investors in culture sign a commitment to work closely together to promote Cornwall’s distinct identity.

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13Feb

Council launches electric vehicle project on Scilly as part of the Smart Islands programme

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is pleased to announce the launch of the GO-EV project that will see the introduction of 10 ‘vehicle to grid’ (V2G) electric vehicles that will be used as a part of a car share scheme, up to 10 solar canopies and 25 charging points on Scilly.

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8Feb

Headline sponsor for Cornwall Business Awards

The Growth and Skills Hub are pleased to announce the headline sponsor for the Cornwall Business Awards for 2019 – the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).

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8Feb

Scottish Space Firm adds Cornwall Facility

A BRITISH space company is in the process of finalising engine test preparations and setting up distillation equipment for its rocket oxidiser from a new workshop as it continues its journey towards launching satellites from UK soil.

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5Feb

Shetland Space Centre and Goonhilly Earth Station Form North-South UK Partnership to Co-Develop New Space Capabilities

Unst (Scotland) and Cornwall, UK – 5 February, 2019 - Shetland Space Centre (SSC) and Goonhilly Earth Station have joined forces to develop rocket launch and tracking business capabilities for the burgeoning new space launch sector.

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31Jan

LEP leaders tell Prime Minister Local Industrial Strategies are on target

The Prime Minister met with business leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to track progress on their work with government to boost economic growth for communities across the country.

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29Jan

LEP appoints rural and small business champions to the board

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.

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29Jan

Winners & sponsors gather for Cornwall Business Awards 2019 Launch

The search is on for the best of the best as the Cornwall Business Awards kicked off at an exclusive launch event supported by Avanti Communications.

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17Jan

First CIOSIF investment with £750k equity investment in wireless internet provider

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) has completed its first [equity] investment with a £750,000 equity stake in wireless internet service provider Wildanet, based at Goonhilly Earth Station through appointed fund managers The FSE Group.

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15Jan

Cornwall Business Awards 2019 open for entries

The search is on for the best of the best as the Cornwall Business Awards launch for 2019. From innovation and excellence in best practice to inspirational stories of success and growth; the Awards recognise companies that demonstrate why Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is such a great place to do business.

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