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12.07.04
Micro-business mentor appointed for South Kerrier

Free business reviews available to all Micro-Businesses

West Cornwall Enterprise Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Fraser as the Business Mentor, dedicated to supporting micro-businesses in South Kerrier.

The appointment is as a result of Objective One investment in the project 'Targeting Support to Micro-Businesses' with additional support from the South West of England Regional Development Agency, Cornwall County Council and Kerrier District Council.

Joe brings 30 years of commercial experience to the role encompassing sales, marketing, finance and ICT. Initially with multi-national 3M and latterly, since moving to Cornwall, he has run his own consulting business and worked for innovative software house Idesta.

The 3 year project aims to improve the performance and sustainability of the micro-business sector within South Kerrier. The focus will be on in depth "hand-holding" for individual micro-businesses and to make access to business support and advice simple and straightforward.
Any business having 5 or less employees is invited to take advantage of the project, including pre-start and start-up businesses.

"The range of business support available in Cornwall can be pretty confusing, I will be providing a one stop shop or first port of call for all micro-businesses in the area, help to determine their needs and if not able to help them directly, guide clients to other appropriate support services," explained Joe.

Many businesses are already aware of the potential realisation of this project through local business networks, such as the Helston Lizard Small Business Network, and Joe will work closely with these networks and where appropriate assist in developing new business to business networks and structures.

As an initial phase to the project, for a limited period over the summer, West Cornwall Enterprise Trust are offering free business reviews to any eligible business. An extensive review of all aspects of your business, conducted by Joe and another of the Trust's experienced advisers.

Joe is based in Helston and can be contacted by email at joe.fraser@wcet.co.uk or by phone on 01326 572636.

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Editor's notes:

Contact: Joe Fraser
West Cornwall Enterprise Trust
Telephone: 01326 572636
Mobile: 07952 687255
Fax: 01326 565708
Email: joe.fraser@wcet.co.uk

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Sue Wolstenholme
Objective One Communications
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
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Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01579 370991

lmroberts@cornwall.gov.uk

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