LEP Press Releases & Updates
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LEP response to £18m Local Growth Fund allocation
The Government has today announced that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to receive £18.03 million of investment from its Local Growth Fund, which was set up to devolve funding to the English regions for projects that create jobs and economic growth.
£18 million cash boost for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to help create local jobs and growth
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are set to benefit from a multi-million pound Government cash boost to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth, Sajid Javid announced today
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Apprenticeship Engagement Event 3 March 2017
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP are holding an Apprenticeship event on 3 March, from 8:30am to 1:00pm at Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, to outline what the forthcoming Apprenticeship reforms will mean to Employers.
Cornwall outlines vital role in new UK space age
Cornwall’s ambitions to be at the centre of the UK’s commercial spaceflight industry will be highlighted at a major UK Space Agency conference in London tomorrow [21 Feb]
Final call for entries to the Cornwall Business Awards 2017
The organisers of the Cornwall Business Awards 2017 are calling for local businesses to submit their entries as the final deadline of Sunday 12th March approaches.
European Investment For West Cornwall Transport Hub
Up to £5,400,000 of European funding has been secured to create a modern transport hub that will serve West Cornwall. The project is part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme.
Search Launched for 35th Businesswoman Of The Year
Westcountry businesswomen are being urged to put modesty aside and enter a major award, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
European Funding Released To Enhance Careers Guidance for Young People
Up to £3.79 million is now available through the European Social Fund (ESF) to to run a project that will enhance mainstream Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance for young people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Area.
European Funding Available to Support Access To Higher Education
Up to £350k is available to deliver projects that will support people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to access Higher Education. The Flexible Fund Pot is part of the European Social Fund Widening Participation through Skills project, a project which has received £1,500,000 as part of the 2014-2020 Growth Programme.
LEP welcomes Government boost to UK Spaceport ambitions
The Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed a £10 million scheme launched today to support the creation of the UK’s first Spaceport by 2020.
GWave launches Wave Hub Project
American wave energy developer, GWave has today announced its plans for a 9MW wave energy project to be deployed at Wave Hub, Cornwall.
LEP response to Housing White Paper
Responding to publication of the Government’s Housing White Paper today, LEP Chief Executive Sandra Rothwell.
First Investor at Aerohub Business Park
The Aerohub Business Park at Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced its first occupier in an investment deal that is expected to create more than 20 jobs.
Falmouth’s Bickland Industrial Park Set for Extension With European Funding Support
The extension to Bickland Industrial Park which is already home to the likes of Rowes Cornish Bakers, will provide a range of high quality, flexible hybrid office/industrial units, to meet market demand from local companies in the Falmouth area.
European Funding Launches Aerohub Business Park
A £4.3m investment has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund to build the first phase of office and light industrial buildings on the Aerohub Business Park.
Matt Dawson to star as guest speaker at the Cornwall Business Awards
Cornwall Development Company has announced that Matt Dawson MBE will be the celebrity speaker for the Cornwall Business Awards 2017, the most prestigious business awards event in the county.
Funding Call Announced For Rural Business Development
Three funding calls have been announced by the Rural Development Programme for England that will support business development in rural communities.
Latest EAFRD "Calls for projects" launched
The Rural Payments Agency announced today the next set of “calls” for projects under the EAFRD Growth programme. Each call is a national document with LEP area targeting statements to focus the funding on local priorities.
Treluswell road improvement scheme due to start next week
Construction is set to begin shortly on a £2.9m scheme to improve traffic flows and reduce congestion on the busy Treluswell Roundabout junction near Penryn.
European Funding Supports First Phase of New Workspace
Up to £2,688,768 of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been secured to help build high quality workspace close to Cornwall’s major transport network.
LEP supports bid for European Capital of Culture 2023
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is backing a proposed bid for Truro-Cornwall to be the European Capital of Culture 2023
Entries now open for the Cornwall Business Awards 2017
The Cornwall Development Company has announced the launch of the Cornwall Business Awards 2017, the most prestigious business awards in the county.
Seismic Innovations in Cornwall’s Digital Revolution
Cornwall has a long history of producing innovative pioneers; individuals who have thought differently to those who have gone before them and reaped the benefits for being bold in their approach.
LEP drives project to improve business regulation in Cornwall
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP and partners are celebrating the ongoing success of a major project designed to help Cornwall’s business grow, while saving time and money. Better Business for All is about working with the business community to improve how regulatory services are delivered in Cornwall.