Cornwall’s Aerohub Launched


Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership  welcomed the Minister of State for Business & Enterprise to formally launch ‘Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport’ at the Farnborough International Air show this week.

Aerohub is located at Newquay Cornwall Airport and is adjacent to the largest development site in the South West. It is the only entirely aerospace focused Enterprise Zone in England on an operational airport and will create up to 2,500 high-value permanent jobs in Cornwall.

Business Minister Mark Prisk said:

“Aerohub is a great example of how enterprise zones will be instrumental in stimulating local growth and job opportunities. It will help further strengthen the sector’s skills base while attracting further business that will directly benefit
Cornwall’s economy.”

The Minister was be met by Chris Pomfret, Chairman of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, and Councillor Chris Ridgers from Cornwall Council, and shown a 3D ‘fly through’ video highlighting the potential of the Enterprise Zone, as part of his tour of the regional aerospace exhibitions at the Airshow.

Chris Pomfret said: “Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport is unique. It offers an operational airport with one of the country’s longest runways, buildings, no air traffic control restrictions, easy access to the major road network and a nascent aerospace cluster in one of the most desirable places in the UK in which to live. It combines these attributes with the benefits that come with Enterprise Zone status.”