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15.06.05
Ministerial visit at Royal Cornwall Show

Left to right: Lord Bach speaks to student Amy Crowson (back to camera), Objective One Partnership Director Carleen Kelemen and Alan Stanhope, principal of Cornwall CollegeLord Bach, Defra Minister for Horticulture and Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Lords) for Sustainable Farming and Food, paid a visit to the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) stand at the Royal Cornwall Show on Friday 10th June.

Lord Bach of Lutterworth received a briefing on the success of the Objective One Programme in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from Partnership representatives including Carleen Kelemen and Mark Yeoman, director and deputy director of the Objective One Partnership respectively, Alan Stanhope, principal of Cornwall College and chair of the CUC Marketing and PR Group and Steve Parsons, principal of Duchy College.

Partners explained the key role of the Combined Universities in Cornwall in the economic regeneration of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and the exciting plans for an agri-food centre at Duchy College to the Minister.

He also spoke to Amy Crowson, currently a student at the University of Exeter, who explained her perspective of the new Combined Universities in Cornwall, giving the opportunity for students from Cornwall to access higher education in Cornwall, as well as the rest of the UK.

Ms Kelemen said: "The Minister showed great interest in Cornwall's economic regeneration, particularly the growing links between the agriculture and food industries and the Combined Universities.”

For further information please contact Clare Morgan, the Objective One Partnership office on 01872 223439 or 07973 813647 or email: cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the CUC through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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