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Businesses invited to find out more about training and skills projects being sponsored by CPR Regeneration

Businesses from Camborne, Pool and Redruth are being invited to find out more about two new projects that can help them address skills and recruitment issues in the workplace.

CPR Regeneration, the urban regeneration company for Camborne, Pool and Redruth, will be hosting a business breakfast next month to promote the work of CPR Works and CPR Skills projects.

Launched in April, CPR Works aims to help local businesses experiencing recruitment difficulties or skills gaps by offering training and supported employment for jobless people living in targeted wards in the area.

CPR Skills, which started last month, focuses on providing tailor-made staff development plans for businesses. It can also offer investment for staff training, again aimed at plugging skills gaps in local companies and developing the skills and capabilities of local businesses.

Hylda Mounsey, project manager at CPR Works, said: "CPR Works and CPR Skills are designed to complement each other by helping local businesses address their skills, training and recruitment needs and to ensure that local people, especially those on benefits, are able to access new jobs being created through the regeneration of Camborne, Pool and Redruth. We are currently writing to businesses in the area inviting them to attend the breakfast event, where they will be able to find out what both projects have to offer."

Among those attending the business breakfast will be Sue Hook, human resources manager for the Rowe Group which includes property development, construction and computer systems among its business interests.

Sue said: "As a long-established family business based in Redruth, we want to ensure that we continue to play an important role in the local community by employing local people wherever possible. Because we are a diverse group we have a range of training and recruitment needs. We are looking forward to working with CPR Works and CPR Skills to make sure that we have the right people for the right jobs and give them the necessary training to fulfil their potential and meet our business goals."

Nigel Tipple, chief executive of CPR Regeneration, which hosts CPR Works and CPR Skills at its offices in Pool, said: "These projects are centrally about investing in the development of local people and businesses. They will ensure that where job opportunities arise, local people, particularly those currently out of the labour market, are best placed to take up those opportunities which are resulting from our growing local economy."

Numbers for the Business Breakfast are limited. If you would like more information or would like an invitation please contact Sarah Newham on 01209 722010 or by email:

For further information please contact Jason Clark of Deborah Clark and Associates Ltd on 01872 276276 or email:

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in CPR Works through the Jobcentre Plus European Social Fund Co-finance programme and in CPR Skills through the Learning and Skills Council European Social Fund Co-finance programme.


Editor's notes:

CPR Regeneration is Cornwall's Urban Regeneration Company set up to bring prosperity back to Camborne Pool and Redruth. It is one of nineteen urban regeneration companies in the UK. The URC's mission is to re-establish Camborne Pool and Redruth as a place of innovation, quality and wealth that will be the engine of change for Cornwall in the 21st Century.

The URC brings together funding partners, stakeholders and the private sector to focus investment on delivering "joined up" regeneration projects. CPR Regeneration's funding partners are Cornwall County Council, English Partnerships, Kerrier District Council, the Objective One Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and the South West of England Regional Development Agency.


Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
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Telephone: 01872 223439

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