£500k training boost for CPR businesses


Businesses in Camborne, Pool and Redruth are being invited to apply to a new £500k fund to help them invest in training their staff.

The funding has been secured by CPR Works, the successful employment and skills development project hosted by CPR Regeneration, the urban regeneration company for Camborne, Pool and Redruth.

It means CPR Works can offer any businesses of any size in the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area a significant contribution towards the costs of training. More than 140 businesses are expected to benefit from the project, which runs until the end of next year.

It is being funded by the Learning and Skills Council and European Social Fund Convergence Programme, and is among a raft of new projects being delivered by CPR Works to support local businesses and help local people looking for work to find jobs.

The project is being run by CPR Works business advisers Richard Monk and Dawn Pearce, both of whom live in the area. Monk, who is vice-chairman of Redruth Chamber of Commerce, runs his own business and has nine years’ experience working with businesses across Cornwall.

Pearce has 12 years’ experience at Cornwall College and more recently has worked with a local training company, giving her an excellent insight into the training support available to local businesses.

Monk said: “A business is only as good as its staff and training them could be the difference between success or failure, especially in the current climate. This project can help businesses meet a substantial proportion of their training costs and I would urge them to get in touch.”