The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub has commissioned Cornwall Chamber of Commerce to deliver ‘Growth Hub On the Road’, a grass roots outreach programme within local communities that encourages businesses to take advantage of the support available to help them grow.
The Growth Hub was set up in response to a common issue raised by businesses – that the range and complexity of business support available at a local and national level is too confusing and time consuming to navigate.
Hundreds of businesses have already signed up for support since its launch and the project is continuing to evolve to meet the needs of local businesses.
The On the Road programme will run alongside the core Growth Hub activity with communications and events tailored for local areas and communities rather than a one-size fits all approach.
The initative will be launching in September in north and then south east Cornwall, where businesses will have the opportunity to engage with the Growth Hub through pop up events and find new routes to guidance and support to help their business grow.
Chamber chief executive, Kim Conchie, said: “We are thrilled to be part of what promises to be a permanent and invaluable resource for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly businesses.
“We look forward to using Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s national connections and networks within the Duchy to really help the Growth Hub outreach to thousands of businesses who haven’t previously benefited from this level of support.”
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub is part funded by £2,435,909 from the European Regional Development Fund and is match funded by Cornwall Council, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. The Growth Hub is delivered by Cornwall Development Company.