In celebration of the G7 Summit, the June issue of Business Cornwall magazine is guest edited by Glenn Caplin-Grey, CEO of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and features a host of guest writers and creatives.
This bumper issue looks across Cornwall at the emerging sectors which are shaping how the Duchy is set to lead the green and digital industrial revolution, from tech metals critical to the energy transition to developing clean energy resources such as floating offshore wind and the Isles of Scilly Smart Islands project.
In the issue, LEP chair, Mark Duddridge, shares why he’s excited that Cornwall has the opportunity to shine on the world stage and showcase these emerging sectors:
Frances Wall, professor of applied mineralogy at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, reflects on how Cornwall can be a testbed for sustainable metal mining. We also take a look at the lithium opportunity and South Crofty.
Glenn Caplin-Grey, chief executive of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, explains how Cornwall is putting the green industrial revolution at the heart of its economic plans. Hazel Farndale, geologist at Geothermal Engineering, looks at why Cornwall is hotbed for geothermal energy, Steve Jermy discusses the potential for floating offshore wind and Jim Wrigley explains all about the Isles of Scilly GO-EV project.
Space & data
Tanuvi Ethunandan and Erin Morris from Data Duopoly are using space derived data to build their business, and Glenn Caplin-Grey quizzes Virgin Orbit chief test pilot, Kelly Latimer.
Digital and tech
Tanya Krzywinska, professor of digital games at Falmouth University on the power of games; we look at the skills agenda, and farmer, agri-food specialist and LEP board member, Clare Parnell looks at the growing role of agri-tech.
Misha Curson is the Eden Project’s senior curator. She tells us how arts programming at Eden aims to engage the general public on complex global issues in a way that is both accessible and enjoyable. We look at why Cornwall is the leading creative rural economy and share how the G7 Creative and cultural programme is taking shape.
• Emmie Kell, CEO of Cornwall Museums Partnership on the need to innovate to regenerate
• Carolyn Cadman, CEO of Cornwall Wildlife Trust on nature recovery
• Just a thought: These are challenging times for Britain’s high streets, but Cornwall is up for the fight, says Richard Willcox, chairman of South West BIDs
• The Last word: Laura Giles, MD of Screen Cornwall
And if all of this wasn’t enough, the June issue of Business Cornwall magazine also shines a spotlight on Cornwall’s brightest young business talent – Cornwall’s 30 under 30.