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Helping us develop a modern Industrial Strategy
The Government is developing a modern Industrial Strategy to build on our strengths and enable all parts of the country to succeed. Its aim is to help deliver a high wage, high skilled and competitive economy that works for all.
To ensure it becomes a reality the Government is asking for ideas and feedback and has published a green paper that sets out its vision, and the 10 pillars on which the Industrial Strategy is based. It wants to hear from every part of the country, every sector of industry and businesses of every size.
In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the LEP has been asked to co-ordinate the response from the business community.
We want to have a genuinely open and collaborative conversation about the skills, research, infrastructure and the other things we need to get right to drive long term economic growth and productivity in our area.
Workshop events and getting involved
23.02.17 Thank you to all the businesses who attended our event at Pool Innovation Centre. The round table was a positive few hours, if you didn't have time on the day please submit any further feedback via our email address email@example.com
The LEP is organising a series of Industrial Strategy workshops events to which local businesses are being invited. These will focus on different themes including skills, finance, education, rural and priority sectors.
Each workshop will set out key priorities and these will be widely circulated for further comment in an online survey. This will be promoted by the LEP and its partners, including local business groups.
The LEP will gather the survey responses into a collaborative feedback report that will be sent as the response from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to the Industrial Strategy green paper.
It is really important that businesses engage with the Industrial Strategy. So, if you are a business, or work with businesses that haven't attended an event like this before, we would be delighted to meet you at one of our round tables.
Book your place below:
Monday 27 February 2017 at Dunheved House, Launceston 13:00 – 15:00 BOOK YOUR PLACE
Thursday 2 March 2017 at St Austell Conference Centre, St Austell Business Park 09:00 – 11:00 BOOK YOUR PLACE
Whilst we hope that you may be able to attend a round table we fully understand taking time out from your business isn't always easy. Because of this we would encourage you to sign up to the LEP newsletter on our homepage as key priorities from the round tables will be widely circulated for further comment via an online survey.
Sandra Rothwell, Chief Executive of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, on the importance of the Industrial Strategy to regional economic development.
How to respond directly
If you would like to respond directly to Government about the Industrial Strategy you can click here for full details.
Read our Blog
LEP Chief Executive Sandra Rothwell has written a blog about the Industrial Strategy. She outlines why it is a good opportunity to create a framework for long-term investment in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, aligned with the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan.