Cornwall Business Week kick started
with business relocation figures
Cornwall Pure Business, the inward investment programme run
by Cornwall Enterprise, Cornwall's economic development division,
today kicks off the inaugural 'Cornwall Business Week' with
the announcement that since its launch in May 2004 it has
facilitated the relocation of 17 businesses to Cornwall, resulting
in the creation of more than 212 local jobs.
Cornwall Business Week encompasses a series of activities
highlighting the best of what Cornwall offers as a business
location and celebrating innovative businesses already in
Cornwall. Events include the Cornwall Business Week Networking
Forum, which takes place in London on 21st June. This event
will see business leaders from across the south east joining
Paul Myners, chairman of Marks & Spencer and Guardian
Media Group plc and other Cornish business leaders to discuss
the prospective implications for businesses relocating from
cities such as London to areas like Cornwall.
Strong growth has been achieved in a number of sectors in
Cornwall over recent years. These include advanced engineering,
life sciences, IT, media and the environmental technology
sectors. This has led to firms from outside Cornwall being
attracted to join rapidly developing business clusters in
"The Cornish economy is starting to turn the corner.
EU Objective One funding is revitalising the county and business
relocations from outside of Cornwall over the last year have
added substantial value to the Cornish economy,” said
Danielle Atkins, inward investment manager at Cornwall Pure
Business. "Innovative and dynamic companies operating
in sectors such as IT and biotech are being drawn to the county
by competitive business conditions and the beautiful environment.
Cornwall Business Week will celebrate the contribution they
are making to the growth of Cornwall's economy. Our aim through
Cornwall Business Week is to prompt more small and medium
sized companies to consider Cornwall as a viable business
location,” added Atkins.
Cornwall Business Week is an initiative of Cornwall Pure
Business, a red carpet service with Objective One investment
designed to target and attract inward investment in key sectors
of Cornwall's economy. Other organisations involved include
actnow broadband and the Combined Universities of Cornwall,
both of whom are also Objective One investment projects.
For further press information please contact James Taylor
of Bite Communications on 020 8834 3418 or 07796 138291; Jamie
Kilduff on 020 8834 3423 or 07973 692081; or Antonia Christie
on 020 8834 3450 or 07970 517296; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Cornwall Pure Business
through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
To set up an interview or to obtain photography or B-roll
(featuring comment from Lord George, Gaynor Coley MD, The
Eden Project and other Cornish business leaders) to accompany
this story please contact Bite Communications. Contact details
are included at the end of this release.
About Cornwall Pure Business
Cornwall Pure Business, is managed by Cornwall Enterprise,
the county council's economic development service, is designed
as a red carpet service to target and attract inward investment
in key sectors through a co-ordinated one stop service for
businesses. The service will bring together all marketing
and support activity for inward investment to promote a clear
and positive image of the county as a place to do business.
Cornwall Pure Business has been developed to work in close
liaison with Business Link, the South West of England Regional
Development Agency, the Combined Universities in Cornwall
and the range of other business support initiatives which
are available in the county. Cornwall Pure Business is funded
by the Obective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of
About Cornwall Enterprise
Cornwall Enterprise is the Economic Development Service for
Cornwall County Council, working to achieve sustainable prosperity
for all parts of the county. It works in partnership with
the key economic development agencies including the South
West of England Regional Development Agency, Government Office
South West and the Objective One Partnership. Set up in 1999,
Cornwall Enterprise has a turnover of over £15 million.
For further press information
James Taylor (020 8834 3418 / 07796 138291)
Jamie Kilduff (020 8834 3423 / 07973 692081)
Antonia Christie (020 8834 3450 / 07970 517296)
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439
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