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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
£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
£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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.