Cornwall Business Week shifted into top gear yesterday, with events held across the Duchy.
A range of speakers featured in the annual Finance in Cornwall seminar, held at Newquay Cinema, examining the various finance opportunities that are available in Cornwall, including the next round of European funding.
In the evening, focus switched to Truro and Penwith College for a Question Time-style debate hosted by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.
A six-person panel, which included Cornwall Council interim CEO Paul Masters, answered a range of questions posed by the audience about the local economy, including whether the UK should remain in Europe and the role of the LEP.
And in the wake of the recent Cornwall Council elections, the panel was also asked whether there are simply too many councillors in Cornwall (there are 123), with the consensus being that the high numbers did not always make for quick and efficient decision making. The same question was also put to the audience, with a unanimous agreement that numbers should be cut.
Cornwall Business Week continues today with the Cornwall Business Fair (10am-4pm), at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro, and tomorrow with the Cornwall Business Awards at St Mellion.
This week’s Seven Days podcast will be recorded live from the awards and will be available to listen to from Friday lunchtime onwards.