Shining spotlight on marine sector

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Marine Hub Cornwall has launched a new website which showcases the region’s unique resources and expertise for marine technology businesses.

The aim of Marine Hub Cornwall is to encourage ambitious marine businesses to locate to the area, as well as helping businesses already based in Cornwall to grow to their full potential.

Cornwall has played a leading role in the maritime industries for centuries, and as a result has a highly developed supply chain, excellent marine facilities and a strong talent pool. It is estimated that the marine industry in Cornwall is already worth £500 million per annum and that it supports more than 14,000 jobs. Over recent years, Cornwall has been playing a leading role in new developments in the marine renewable energy industry.

The recent creation of a Marine Enterprise Zone within Cornwall has made a mix of development land and purpose-built industrial and office space available to businesses for immediate occupation and at very competitive rates. With over 400 miles of coastline, Cornwall also offers easy access to deep waters for the trialling of new marine technologies

Matt Hodson, operations director at Marine Hub Cornwall, explained: “With Marine Hub Cornwall, we now believe we can offer a complete package to marine technology businesses who are looking for the perfect place to grow their operation successfully.

“Marine Hub Cornwall is built around four exceptional strengths. First, we have an excellent marine infrastructure, which includes the Marine Enterprise Zone and access to some of the best marine testing facilities in the world. Secondly, we offer a comprehensive range of funding support and financial incentives which can help businesses get their products to market faster. Thirdly, we can connect businesses with some of the world’s top researchers and thought-leaders in marine technology. And finally, we have outstanding marine companies, with highly-skilled workforces, who are delivering products and services to the global marine industries.”

Meanwhile, Marine Hub Cornwall will be exhibiting on Stand N150 at Oceanology International 2018, which takes place at ExCeL in London from March 13-15.