2022 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.
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.
Outset Cornwall are the South West region’s leading business start-up experts, offering an award-winning programme of expertly tailored advice and support to help people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly start, run and grow a business, thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, European Structural and Investment Fund and the Outset Foundation.
Cornwall Council-owned businesses, providing infrastructure, engineering, housing, jobs, social care, facilities management, inward investment, transport and other essential services in Cornwall.
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.
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.
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
Future Focus from Unlocking Potential and University of Exeter
Fresh ideas, new thinking and inspirational people combine to enable established businesses in Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly the opportunity to innovate and grow through the ERDF-funded Future Focus programme, delivered by Unlocking Potential in partnership with The University of Exeter.
Future Focus provides access to growth and innovation planning sessions; workshops and events on specialist subjects led by experts in their fields; innovation trips out of county; bespoke business research from the University of Exeter; tailored coaching, recruitment support and grants to help you purchase items you need to innovate and grow your business.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP Beacon Project has developed an innovative digital platform, that offers businesses advice and information on workplace health and disability. Our aim is to close the disability employment gap, by helping businesses attract and retain staff from a wider pool of talent, and we need to tackle the issue of workplace health as the workforce gets older. Beacon delivers tailored advice about managing health and disability issues in an accessible, informative and engaging way.
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.
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.
Talent Tide deliver a comprehensive range of Permanent, Interim & temporary recruitment solutions via a team with industry and sector expertise. Our experience and genuine interest in our specialist sectors means we understand the challenges facing our clients, and the value they place on recruiting motivated, skilled talent.
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.
CCB Training are the employer facing arm of The Cornwall College Group, committed to finding the right training for you and your staff. Training is a fantastic aspirational tool, inspiring and motivating your staff, providing them with new skills, confidence and resilience to succeed. We offer a wide range of professional qualifications, coaching & mentoring and tailored training. As the largest training provider of apprenticeships across Devon and Cornwall, we can help you build a talented workforce for the future. We also offer all our students the opportunity to undertake industry placements and work experience with businesses just like yours. Helping to inspire the next generation to work in your industry, which in turn helps to address future skills shortages.
Vickery Holman are a leading firm of South West Property Consultants who provide a full range of commercial property services.
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.
Cornwall Innovation Centres are more than just managed office and desk facilities. We have created vibrant communities of interaction that thrive on the networking and collaboration opportunities that abound within.