2020 Sponsors and Supporters
Truro and Penwith College
Truro and Penwith College is a tertiary college and one of the best further education colleges in the country. Awarded the Training Quality Standard, Truro and Penwith College Business delivers high quality training and development solutions that make a real difference to employers. Apprenticeships, Business Skills, Management Training and Professional Qualifications are part of a complete range of opportunities offered throughout Cornwall to boost business performance.
St Austell Printing Company
St Austell Printing Company is an award winning, family-run printing company with over 35 years experience in quality lithographic and digital printed communications. Based in our purpose-built sustainable factory on the outskirts of St Austell, we offer a full range of printing services as well as an in-house mailing and fulfilment department. We are proud to work with companies of all sizes both here in Cornwall as well as across the UK.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) comprises of ten established brands, each with their own area of expertise. Together they provide leading engineering solutions across the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries.
WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a global organisation employing 7,900 people, of whom over 1,600 are direct sales and service engineers. Its shares have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1959 and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Nestled in a huge crater, massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. As a registered charity all money raised supports transformational projects and learning programmes.
Lang Bennetts is one of Cornwall’s largest independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors. We have offices in Truro and Falmouth and work with clients on a local, regional and national level across a range of sectors.
Cornwall’s local commercial radio station broadcasting from the Duchy. Pirate FM is part of the UKRD Group, which is based here in Cornwall. The group operates nearly 20 local radio stations across the UK.
Impact, Innovation and Business at the University of Exeter
The Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) team works across the research and education landscape. We are experts in:
• Driving impact
• Connecting partners
• Creating opportunities
• Generating value
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund
The £40m Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) provides commercially focussed finance through a Debt and Equity Fund to SMEs in the region, at all stages of their development.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership drives activity to support business growth, create jobs and help people realise their potential. We are led by local business people working together with Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly to set the priorities for how our economy should grow. Our role is to oversee how best to invest over £1 billion of public, private and European funds in the local economy by 2020.
Cornwall Council-owned businesses, providing infrastructure, engineering, housing, jobs, social care, facilities management, inward investment, transport and other essential services in Cornwall.
Access to Finance
Access to Finance provides fully funded support to eligible businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who wish to raise funding or grants for their business. It is delivered by Oxford Innovation who provide business coaching through our proven, innovative, unique systems and processes.
DCA has been established for more than 20 years providing PR, media, digital and communications management to businesses and organisations across Cornwall, Devon and the wider South West.
Vickery Holman are a leading firm of South West Property Consultants who provide a full range of commercial property services.