Dwelly named economy portfolio holder

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Councillor Tim Dwelly has been named Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for culture, economy and planning.

Dwelly has been Councillor for Penzance East since 2013 and brings to cabinet a wealth of experience, previously working in the voluntary sector for the housing charity Shelter and as a government regeneration adviser.

He has pioneered the Workbox, a co-working concept for micro businesses, and was the founder of the Digital Peninsula Network, the first place in Cornwall to make broadband available to businesses.

“I hope you’ll all join me in welcoming Tim as a new cabinet member,” Council Leader Julian German.

“I know he will do an excellent job, with Cornwall and it’s residents at the forefront as he takes on this new role.”

Dwelly added: “I am delighted to have been chosen for this role and will do all I can to pick up the brief quickly to tackle the urgent challenges ahead.

“One of my top priorities will be helping Cornwall’s workforce and its businesses to recover from the damage caused by Covid-19.”

Dwelly replaces Bob Egerton, who resigned from his cabinet position at the end of April, claiming an investigation into a worker’s injury had been mishandled.