Monday, 14 November 2011

LEP roadshow coming to Launceston

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is launching a series of road shows across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to give businesses a real say in the development of the new economic strategy. The Launceston event will be on December 8th at 2.30pm.

Called ‘Tell Us’, the series of 15 road shows challenges businesses of all sizes to take the driving seat and set the priorities for the recently formed Local Enterprise Partnership.

Chris Pomfret, Chair of the LEP says: “For the first time, we have a chance to create a local economic strategy which is really driven by businesses and reflects what our local businesses want. These road shows are an opportunity for businesses to have their voice heard.”

Gaynor Coley, Managing Director at Eden Project says: “The wealth of our county depends on many businesses and partnerships between the private, public and voluntary sector. We want to hear about the issues that matter to them, so we can work together and combine our energies to make sure everyone in Cornwall can look forward to a bright future. Cornwall has amazing potential. We want to seize it with both hands and turn it into reality.”

The road show will include a number of speakers with presentations by Chris Pomfret, (Chairman) and Gaynor Coley (Board Member) from the LEP and Mark Richardson, Chief Executive of the Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum.

I’m very glad that the LEP is getting out and about across Cornwall. The only problem that I can see with the events is that, being during the day, they are likely to exclude many who work as sole traders or in shops and businesses with only limited numbers of staff who simply won’t be able to take the time off to attend.

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