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08.11.05
Prince Charles' interest in Cornwall's future
Bill Bawden receives his OBE
Former Director of the Objective One Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Bill Bawden has received his OBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

During the ceremony, on October 28, Mr Bawden said that Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, showed particular interest in both the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) and the Peninsula Medical School (PMS). Objective One investment has been used to create the CUC and the business incubation units at the Knowledge Spa in Truro – the Cornwall part of the PMS.

Mr Bawden said: "His Royal Highness asked me how the university and medical school were progressing and I told him and thanked him for his support. These projects are seen as key to regenerating the economy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and to have the Prince's backing is a great bonus." Mr Bawden said that the importance of design was also discussed.

Carleen Kelemen, who took over from Mr Bawden as Director of the Objective One Partnership in 2002, added: "Both the Knowledge Spa and the CUC's main campus building at Tremough have won architectural awards. Both were designed to be iconic buildings to help inspire the region as it works towards a more knowledge-driven economy with research and business support at its heart."

Mr Bawden was awarded the OBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. The citation as per the London Gazette reads - "Adviser to the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Objective One Regeneration Programme. For services to the community in Cornwall."

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

Mr Bill Bawden was Director of the Objective One Partnership from 2000 to 2002.

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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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