Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) has won a record volume of new business which will see the range of support services it offers to local businesses significantly expand and has created 18 new jobs.
CEO Paul Wickes said: “This is the biggest expansion of our range of services to marine businesses in our history at a time when many local employers will need more support than ever before.
“Alongside a local leisure sector that will struggle to survive during the forthcoming winter due to a major current loss of earnings, in economic terms many are in the middle of three winters.
“Our expert team will grow from 30 to 48, with the probability of even more jobs being added later this year.”
CMN’s extended range of services now includes support to members to help them identify what new skills they need as they seek to reorganise in response to the impact of the pandemic.
CMN will support companies whose workers will be threatened with redundancy, including new skills support for anyone facing unemployment to boost their employability.
For the first time CMN will be able to support self-employed marine sector workers to grow their business.
CMN’s subsidiary companies the Cornwall Marine Academy and the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency will also grow and extend the help they offer to promote marine careers to young people. CMN will also increase their support to unemployed adults to help them back into jobs.