Driving economic growth and the creation of quality jobs

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is responsible for setting and driving the economic strategy for our area.

In 2030 the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly creative and carbon-neutral economy will be realising opportunities for its people, communities and businesses to thrive, benefiting the environment and providing an outstanding quality of life for all.

 

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Industrial Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are rich in natural capital and alive with opportunity. Our Industrial Strategy sets a course for a decarbonised and sustainable future for business, for people and for our environment. Our pioneering spirit, strength of community, and culture of innovation and creativity will take us there.

Through the delivery of the Local Industrial Strategy, we aim to secure Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s position as an internationally renowned rural creative region.

 

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Funding

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has successfully secured £100m since 2012 from various central government funding streams invested into projects across the region.

We invest in projects which contribute to future economic growth for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and align with our Local Industrial Strategy.

 

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Impact

From investment into projects to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs to Employment and Skills, convening and partnering on Strategic Projects, Business Support through Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Hub and Enterprise Zones, find out how CIOS LEP makes a difference.

 

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Press & Blog

Headforwards named as first City of Culture sponsor

December 16, 2021 | press

Headforwards named as first City of Culture sponsor

Cornish tech company Headforwards has been named as the first business sponsor of Cornwall’s bid to become City of Culture 2025. The fast-growing software company, which has recently moved to its new FibreHub offices in Pool and employs 100 staff, will support a planned event in Westminster in January aimed at highlighting Cornwall’s bid to Government, officials and the creative sector.

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December Chair’s blog

December 8, 2021 | blog

December Chair’s blog

So it’s official – we’re going to have to wait a little longer to find out how the Government intends to tackle regional inequalities across the UK. It was confirmed this week that the Levelling Up White Paper, which had been anticipated before the end of the year, will now be published in 2022.

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STEM and Health Skills Centre on course for spring opening

December 3, 2021 | press news

STEM and Health Skills Centre on course for spring opening

A £6.3m STEM and Health Skills Centre in Bodmin that aims to transform the teaching of industry-relevant skills in Cornwall is on course to open in spring next year. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Health Skills Centre for North and East Cornwall is being built by Truro and Penwith College with support from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which is meeting £3.78m of the costs through the Government’s Getting Building Fund (GBF).

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