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Glenn Caplin-Grey on why Cornwall’s creativity and carbon-neutral ambitions are a winning combination

August 12, 2021 | blog

Glenn Caplin-Grey on why Cornwall’s creativity and carbon-neutral ambitions are a winning combination

It is here, in the merging of our cultural and creative industries with our environmental and sustainability approach that I believe Cornwall has a unique opportunity to write a new chapter for our region and its future. This is why we decided to launch Cornwall’s bid for the UK City of Culture 2025, and expect to discover next month whether we have made the shortlist.
In Cornwall, we have a great opportunity to intertwine our cultural and environmental sectors as a vehicle for economic growth, as well as showing Cornwall as the leading light on building a sustainable world.

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Clare Parnell on sustainable tourism

July 14, 2021 | blog

Clare Parnell on sustainable tourism

With five million visitors a year to Cornwall it’s not surprising that this can lead to pressure on infrastructure, tensions with local communities and impacts on our environment.
Managing those visitor numbers in a sustainable way is becoming increasingly important because it is the quality of the natural environment that underpins the visitor economy.

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July Chair’s blog

July 14, 2021 | blog

July Chair’s blog

As the country prepares for the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions from next Monday the long-term impact of the pandemic on the local jobs market is far from certain.
The furlough scheme, introduced 15 months ago, is starting to unwind and is due to end on 30 September. At its peak in May last year it was paying the wages of 8.9 million workers. Since then it’s shrunk to around 1.5 million but we’ve no idea how many of those jobs will still exist over the next few months.

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New Aviation Centre at Cornwall Airport Newquay

July 13, 2021 | news

New Aviation Centre at Cornwall Airport Newquay

Construction for a new £2m Aviation Centre at Cornwall Newquay Airport has started this month. The Aviation Centre will be the start of a new era for property development at the Airport and provide horizontal launch service operations for Spaceport Cornwall.

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Cornwall’s large employers urged to support apprenticeship levy transfer

July 13, 2021 | news

Cornwall’s large employers urged to support apprenticeship levy transfer

Large employers in Cornwall are being urged to use any unspent Apprenticeship Levy to help local small businesses bounce back after coronavirus.
Companies with a wage bill over £3m a year pay a monthly levy they can use to fund their own apprenticeship training. But after two years any unspent funds go to the Treasury and into the national UK apprenticeship pot.

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Cornwall’s Housing Market – Business Impact Survey

July 13, 2021 | news

Cornwall’s Housing Market – Business Impact Survey

There is growing evidence that the ability of employers in Cornwall to hire or retain staff is being impacted by a lack of available housing.
This short survey has been co-commissioned by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Chamber, FSB, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub and business groups in Cornwall to help assess the scale of the issue and inform future housing policy.

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June Chair’s blog: Cornwall’s gift to the G7 – a vision of a green and sustainable economy

June 7, 2021 | blog

June Chair’s blog: Cornwall’s gift to the G7 – a vision of a green and sustainable economy

As some of the most powerful world leaders descend upon Cornwall this week, they come with heavy shoulders; tackling a global pandemic and its impact on health and economic policy, and changing course on climate change to create a green future.

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Cornwall to bid for City of Culture 2025

June 14, 2021 | press

Cornwall to bid for City of Culture 2025

Cornwall has announced its intention to bid for City of Culture 2025 in a move that would put the UK’s cultural spotlight on the far South West for a year. The official announcement comes at the end of the G7 Summit of world leaders which has been taking place in Carbis Bay on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast.

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LEP showcases Cornwall ahead of G7 Summit

June 6, 2021 | press

LEP showcases Cornwall ahead of G7 Summit

A campaign to change perceptions of Cornwall and showcase what it can offer the world ahead of the G7 Summit is attracting international attention.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has produced a series of briefings aimed at national and international journalists covering the event from June 11-13 in Carbis Bay.

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Foundry Business Park welcomes first businesses thanks to LEP support

April 29, 2021 | press

Foundry Business Park welcomes first businesses thanks to LEP support

A new £2m business park at Porthleven, backed with £700,000 of investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has welcomed its first occupants.

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G7 opportunity to position our region at the forefront of a green industrial revolution

April 17, 2021 | blog

G7 opportunity to position our region at the forefront of a green industrial revolution

In just six weeks’ time world leaders will arrive in Cornwall for the start of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay from June 11-13, writes Mark Duddridge.

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Support your workers with a Mid-Life MOT

April 15, 2021 | press

Support your workers with a Mid-Life MOT

Employers across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being invited to an online event next week about how they can support the over-50s in the workplace with a ‘Mid-Life MOT’.

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Cornwall’s role in Global Britain

April 10, 2021 | blog

Cornwall’s role in Global Britain

As the Government publishes its integrated security and defence review, Mark Duddridge outlines Cornwall’s role in a Global Britain.

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The unequal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Cornwall

March 20, 2021 | blog

The unequal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Cornwall

Frances Brennan looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has heightened inequalities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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DSP Blog: International Women’s Day

March 10, 2021 | blog

DSP Blog: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the achievements of women from around the world.

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Pupils showcase importance of digital skills for careers in Cornwall

March 1, 2021 | press

Pupils showcase importance of digital skills for careers in Cornwall

A group of Cornish school children has produced a series of videos to showcase how digital skills can help young people succeed in a wide variety of careers.

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LEP investment boosts Cornish cheddar production

February 24, 2021 | press

LEP investment boosts Cornish cheddar production

A £3.2m investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is boosting production of one of the UK’s best known cheeses.

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Agri-blog for February Newsletter

February 20, 2021 | blog

Agri-blog for February Newsletter

The way farm businesses become, or remain profitable, is likely to change significantly in the next few years. Brexit means that payments based on area farmed under the EU’s Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will be phased out over the next 7 years.

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New appointment to Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Board

February 12, 2021 | press

New appointment to Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Board

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed a new non-executive director.

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Chairs Blog – February 2021

February 11, 2021 | blog

Chairs Blog – February 2021

Now that the Prime Minister’s timeline for reopening the UK economy has been published, all eyes will be turning to next week’s Budget.

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Business leaders back calls for more Government grant support

February 10, 2021 | press

Business leaders back calls for more Government grant support

Business leaders across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are backing calls for more grant support from Government after the latest round of funding for pandemic-hit local businesses was over-subscribed by £14.5m.

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Kit4Kids campaign to put laptops into Cornish schools

January 28, 2021 | press

Kit4Kids campaign to put laptops into Cornish schools

A campaign has been launched to provide hundreds of children across Cornwall with the kit they need to access online learning.

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Spaceport Cornwall: launch moves closer for the UK

January 18, 2021 | press

Spaceport Cornwall: launch moves closer for the UK

Spaceport Cornwall partner, Virgin Orbit, successfully completes first full orbital launch of satellite technology; bringing Cornwall one step closer to launch from UK soil. Over 350 job roles to be created in space and associated industries through Spaceport Cornwall.

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Chairs Blog – January 2021

January 17, 2021 | blog

Chairs Blog – January 2021

As we endure our third coronavirus lockdown there are mounting concerns of the potential cliff edge of job losses and businesses failures in the spring.

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G7 summit ‘once in a generation’ opportunity for Cornwall

January 16, 2021 | press

G7 summit ‘once in a generation’ opportunity for Cornwall

Our reaction to Cornwall being chosen to host the G7 summit of world leaders in June.

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Cornwall’s £99m Town Deal bids can reset how we live in a post-covid world, argues Glenn Caplin

January 15, 2021 | blog

Cornwall’s £99m Town Deal bids can reset how we live in a post-covid world, argues Glenn Caplin

Towns have always been at the heart of communities and regional economies. As centres of commerce, culture and connectivity, they have for centuries brought people together to live, work and play.

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Poldark and pasties? Think again. Open your eyes to a new Cornwall as it hosts the G7 summit, urges Mark Duddridge.

January 15, 2021 | blog

Poldark and pasties? Think again. Open your eyes to a new Cornwall as it hosts the G7 summit, urges Mark Duddridge.

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Regeneration of former Liskeard Cattle Market site begins

January 15, 2021 | press

Regeneration of former Liskeard Cattle Market site begins

The first phase of work to transform the former Liskeard Cattle Market into a new workspace for Cornwall’s thriving digital and creative sectors is getting underway.

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Unlocking sustainable tourism in Cornwall and Scilly – Mark Duddridge

January 8, 2021 | blog

Unlocking sustainable tourism in Cornwall and Scilly – Mark Duddridge

For 10 out of the last 11 years Cornwall has been voted the top UK holiday destination in the British Travel Awards.

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