Helping hand to local businesses in Cornwall

Posted on: 10th May 2016
The Growth Hub

Growth Hub launched to help businesses across Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly

Helping hand to local businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through the launch of the Growth Hub.

Businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to sign up with a new Service launched on 9 May. It brings together information in one place to help businesses identify the right support.

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, a brand new support initiative for businesses, is one of the first projects to go live from the new Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme.  The Hub has been created in response to a common issue raised by businesses – that the range and complexity of business support available is far too confusing and time consuming to navigate.

The Growth Hub will provide local businesses with a single point for accessing an extensive range of information and support on starting or growing their business.  It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and match funded by Cornwall Council, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.

Delivered by Cornwall Development Company, the Growth Hub will act as a signposting and brokerage service.  From how to set up a new business through to help with exports and access to finance, the Growth Hub will bring it all into one, easily accessible place.  Supported by a comprehensive website, a team of locally based experts will be working directly with businesses to help them identify and access support in a way that is right for them.

Businesses that sign up to the Growth Hub via the website will not only get access to support information but will also be able to promote their products and services on the Business Directory, check out upcoming events and start sharing their news the straight away at the Growth Hub