Last week, Cornish web developers, UKNetWeb, hosted a free virtual conference for local businesses wanting to know more about the Convergence round of funding for the county. The conference entitled ‘Insight: Convergence’ was the second in a series of virtual events organised by the company in a drive to help businesses gain deeper insight into a range of topical issues of importance to business in the region.
The keynote presentation came from South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA), Innovation and Enterprise Convergence Manager, Josie Linton, supported by other members of the SWRDA team.
The purpose of the Convergence Programmes is to speed up the economic development of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The programme follows on from Objective One which closed for investment on the 31st December 2006.
Josie’s presentation covered how Convergence business support will be implemented; with regards to business support, the aims of the funding and how it will affect businesses operating within the county.
Talking about the conference, UKNetWeb Managing Director, Toby Parkins said,
“We are really pleased that members of the SWRDA team agreed to speak at the event. Local businesses are keen to learn more about Convergence and what it means for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
“Our aim with the Insight Sessions is to give businesses access to more detailed information around a specific issue or subject of a topical nature and you can’t get more topical than the plans for Convergence”. He continued.
A full transcript of the event has been published and can be viewed online at http://www.uknetweb.com/docs/insight-convergence.pdf. Anyone interested in attending future sessions should speak to Aren Grimshaw at UKNetWeb on 01872 555933.