New business support programme

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Konnect for Business
The Konnect for Business team

Businesses in Cornwall are set to benefit from a new project that offers fully-funded support and guidance to help them develop and grow.

The project, Konnect for Business, has been created in recognition of the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to improve the impact businesses can make on the Cornish community.

It offers guidance and practical solutions in areas including business development, staff wellness, recruitment, retention, leadership and human resources management.

The scheme is being delivered by Konnect Communities and is being funded by the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) programme and the European Regional Development Fund.

Judith Hann, programme manager at CLLD, said: “We are proud to be funding the Konnect for Business project and are excited to see the outcomes for eligible businesses and development in their communities.

“Konnect Communities has been an integral part of Cornwall’s social development and this project will be a worthy addition to their current services.”

Ian Curnow, CEO of Konnect Communities, said: “We are very excited to see our new project take off and are grateful to CLLD for providing funding for it. Without this we simply couldn’t offer this much needed support to local businesses.”

Konnect for Business has 90 spaces available for Cornwall businesses, subject to CLLD eligibility which is established on a postcode basis.