Businesses benefit from Objective One bundle!

More Objective One funding has been awarded with the help of Restormel Regeneration Partnership (RRP) - this time to a new project, to be managed by Mid Cornwall Enterprise Trust (MCET) to benefit small businesses in the Restormel area.

The Restormel Business Adviser Project, is a one year pilot scheme which has been awarded nearly 20,000 from Objective One of the total cost of 40,000.

MCET will appoint a specialist small business adviser to work closely with small businesses and those who have a new business idea to help to ensure that businesses are the success they deserve to be. The adviser will be also work closely with other members of the support network already in place in Cornwall.

Alan Moore, Director of MCET, is delighted with funding from Objective One: "This specialist business adviser will proactively approach businesses to promote the benefits of good business planning and, where needed, actually help to write business plans. The adviser will also be able to give guidance on other sources of potential funding for businesses, such as Objective One Umbrella Funds."

Betty Hale, the RRP Development Officer who worked with MCET to develop the bid added: "This project is another good example of a project that, although the amount of funding is small, could have a relatively large impact on the economy of the Restormel area, by helping businesses become sustainable and successful."

It is hoped that the Business Adviser will be in post and out in Restormel by August.


Editors notes:

Restormel Regeneration Partnership

Integrated Area Plans (IAPs) are the way in which Objective One can help communities. These are the plans that integrate the economic, social and environmental aspects of the Objective One programme into a framework for use in a specific area. There are eleven plans throughout Cornwall, three of which (St Austell Bay, China Clay Area, and Newquay & its Rural Hinterland) are covered by Restormel.

The Objective One funded Integrated Area Plan team was established in February 2001 to deliver the three IAPs for Restormel. It can help with developing and supporting community based projects who wish to apply for Objective One funding.

The RRP team is funded by Objective One, the South West of England Regional Development Agency, Imerys, Restormel Borough Council, and Health Action Zone.

For further information

Katrina Waters
Administration Officer, RRP IAP team
Tel: 01726 623735; e-mail Katrina@rrp.org.uk


Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel:01872 241379
Fax:01872 241388