Business support boost for Cornwall

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New businesses and those looking to grow in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are receiving a helping hand with the launch of three new business support programmes.

Delivered by Unlocking Potential and powered by the Growth Hub, the programmes offer a wide range of support, from the basics of starting a business through to successfully navigating the next stage of growth.

Louis Gardner, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for economy, said: “These programmes demonstrate our commitment to supporting start-up and growing businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to boost jobs and the local economy.

“We look forward to seeing businesses sign up and benefit from the wealth of experience on offer to help enterprising businesses become part of a thriving Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.”

The three support programmes are being delivered by Unlocking Potential, part of The Cornwall College Group, which has helped 5,300 businesses and supported 2,500 jobs over the last 20 years.

Breakthrough is designed to help new and early-stage companies overcome challenges. It offers a range of support including time with an experienced business development manager, who’ll help with any problems people may be facing.

For businesses with a turnover between £75k and £500k there is the Infocus programme to help them take the next step forward, while the third programme – Talent Match – will launch early next year and has been created to help businesses with recruitment, growing or retaining their team.