Delivering the economic vision for Cornwall

Latest News at the Cornwall Development Company

Find out about what we are have doing in the world of tourism, business services, inward investment, the advances in digital technology and project development news.

Latest News

All our press releases for this year are posted below in date order. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our circulation list.

Date of issue Title (link to release) Project/Programme


16 December 

Cornwall: fifth most Googled holiday destination of 2014

Visit Cornwall 

15 December 

Favourite Cornwall Instagram images of 2014

Visit Cornwall 

5 December 

FREE destination marketing films available to tourism businesses

Visit Cornwall digital marketing 

4 December 

Airport Masterplan consultation launched

Aerohub EZ 

3 December 

Record-breaking year for as it attracts three million visits in 2014

Visit Cornwall 

28 November 

Six times lucky for Cornwall in the British Travel Awards

Tourism / Visit Cornwall 

24 November 

Future development plans for the Airport go to public consultation

Aerohub EZ (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

21 November 

Multi million pound project makes the Isles of Scilly "some of the best connected islands in the world"

Superfast Cornwall 

18 November 

Dragon runs entrepreneurship masterclass for Cornwall’s leading companies

Cornwall Brand (Invest in Cornwall) 

17 November 

Tall Ships deliver a multi-million pound economic boost

Festivals and Events 

13 November 

Enterprise Zones pass 12,000 jobs mark

Aerohub EZ (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP) 

10 November 

Work starts at marine renewables business park for Cornwall

Hayle MRBP (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

7 November 

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 winners revealed

Cornwall Tourism Awards 

3 November 

Food & Farming Impress at Cornwall’s Skills Show

Rural Business 




30 October 

Stephen Williams MP breaks ground at business park development

Aerohub Enterprise Zone

24 October 

Cornwall Tourism Awards scores a try with guest speaker

Cornwall Tourism Awards 

6 October 

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 finalists announced

Cornwall Tourism Awards 

3 October 

MOR Opportunity Knocks – Marine Renewables Event

ORDP (Offshore Renewables Development Programme) 

2 October 

Cornwall hosts tour operator event to boost tourism

Visit Cornwall 




30 September 

Council’s innovative business support scheme helps joinery company go from strength to strength

Micro Business Incentive Scheme (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

5 September 

Incentive grants still available for small manufacturing businesses in Cornwall

Micro Business Incentive scheme 


The Unmanned Future of Logistics 

Aerohub Enterprise Zone

4 September 

Secretary of State welcomes £6m funding secured for Aerohub Business Park development

Aerohub Business Park (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP) 

2 September 

Praise rolls in as the Tall Ships sail out

Festivals & Events




31 August

Largest Falmouth flotilla in living memory for Tall Ships Regatta Parade of Sail 

Festivals & Events

30 August 

Cornwall prepares for the Falmouth Tall Ships 2014 Parade of Sail


29 August 

Fabulous Falmouth Friday with the Tall Ships 


28 August

The Ships Have Definitely Come In



Superfast Cornwall announces extra build to remote communities

Superfast Cornwall 

19 August 

St Austell Brewery puts the Fizz into Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Festivals & Events 

18 August 

Marine Energy: Opportunity knocks for Cornish businesses

Offshore Renewables Development Programme 

12 August 

Local organisations step up to support the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta Crew Activity Day

Festivals & Events 

4 August 

Top Live Music Acts announced for Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Festivals & Events 

13 August 

LEP welcomes £16m Tulip investment in Cornwall

CDC business support activity (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP) 

11 August 

New underwater cables across the River Fal will bring fibre broadband to hundreds more Roseland homes and businesses

Superfast Cornwall 

1 August 

Cornwall partnership secures £1.95m funding for Penzance’s Jubilee Pool

CDC supported bid (Issued by Cornwall Council) 




28 July 

Helping hand to Regional Growth Fund applicants

Regional Growth Fund (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP) 

23 July

All systems go!  Pioneering Isles of Scilly cable project set to deliver Superfast Broadband speeds to islanders

Superfast Cornwall

22 July 

Visit Cornwall collaborates with Finistère to attract new overseas visitors

Tourism Development (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

21 July Inward investment in Cornwall on the increase

Inward Investment 

15 July 

Kernow Sausage Company acquires Vealls of Newquay

Business Catalyst Fund (RGF) (Issued by Kernow Sausage Co) 

15 July 

Newquay Cornwall Airport shortlisted for UK's first Space Port

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport 

9 July 

Relocation and expansion for Cornish construction firm

CDC supported ERDF project (Issued by ERDF Convergence) 

8 July 

Major step forward for Redruth Brewery as CORMAC starts building work

CDC supported ERDF project (Issued by Cornwall Council)

8 July 

Cornwall welcomes Crown Estate new UK wave and tidal demonstration zones

Marine renewables (Issued by Cornwall Council)

7 July 

A Truly Spectacular Fireworks display for Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Festivals & Events 

2 July 

All Aboard the Tall Ships

2 July 

Love Cornwall, vote Cornwall

Visit Cornwall 

1 July 

HFC succeeds in first stage of ACE Capital Bid and retains National Portfolio status

CDC supported bid (Issued by Hall for Cornwall)

1 July 

Bodmin Food Cluster Appoints Energy Management Student

Rural business 




23 June 

Falmouth set to WOW over 100,000 visitors for the Tall Ships Regatta this August

Festivals & Events 

19 June 

Minister commends Newquay Aerohub as one of the UK’s most successful Enterprise Zones

Aerohub Enterprise Zone (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP) 

19 June 

Landmark building officially opens at Wheal Jane Earth Science Park

CDC supported ERDF Project (Issued by ERDF Convergence) 

17 June 

Rushed off their feet

Community Led Local Development 

16 June 

German tourism campaign launches today

Tourism (Digital Marketing) 

15 June 

Tower of London Launch for the BIG Art & Storytelling Tall Ships Project

Festivals & Events 

9 June 

The South West Makes Waves In Scotland

Marine renewables - Invest in Cornwall

8 June 

Hundreds of young people across the UK prepare to take part in Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Festivals & Events 

5 June 

Father and Son inspiration from Visit Cornwall 

Visit Cornwall 

3 June 

How to create economic growth and jobs: Local Action is asking your views

Community led local development 

2 June 

Trewithen Dairy Supply Group become 1st Dairy Fund recipients in Cornwall

Rural Business Support (Issued by Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) 

2 June 

Win a place at an award-winning Formation Zone

Innovation Centres (Issued by Cornwall Innovation) 




27 May 

Communications Minister highlights the importance of Superfast Broadband as latest research shows jobs created and businesses growing

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by BT) 

22 May 

Cornwall Tourism Awards open for entries

Visit Cornwall 

20 May    

Hayle Marine Business Park secures multi-million pound funding

Hayle MRBP 

19 May 

Investment in rebranding adds a new flavour to Warrens Bakery

Growing Places (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enteprise Partnership) 

19 May    

Arts Council Funding Secured for Tall Ships Arts Programme

Festival & Events 

16 May 

Winners of Business 'Oscars' revealed 

Cornwall Business Awards 

13 May 

Cornwall Success in National Tourist Awards


6 May 

Wheal Harmony uncovers its past

Priority 4 ERDF supported project (Issued by ERDF Convergence)

2 May 

Companies gear up for Business Awards

Cornwall Business Awards 

1 May 

Volunteers roles essential for Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta – opportunities still available

Festivals & Events 




30 April 

Leading Truro hotel boosted by superfast broadband

Superfast Cornwall 

30 April 

Superfast broadband helps Falmouth film producers achieve success

Superfast Cornwall 

28 April 

Partnership aims to boost access to online skills

Superfast Cornwall 

22 April 

World’s greenest cargo vessel heralds Falmouth’s great Tall Ships Festival

Festival & Events 

20 April    

Spiezia Organics-Made for Life, set for 'BIG' future

Business Investment for Growth (BIG) (Issued by Spiezia Organics)

17 April 

United Downs Company wins top regional award

Business Investment for Growth (BIG) Issued by ERDF Convergence) 

15 April 

Cornwall launches a weekly parking ticket for coaches


14 April 

Aerohub announces arrival of CIS (UK) Ltd

Aerohub Enterprise Zone (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership) 

11 April 

BT chief praises pioneering Superfast Cornwall partnership as roll-out of fibre broadband network reaches 90 per cent mark

Superfast Cornwall 

11 April 

Jamaica Inn smuggles its way into the nations' living rooms

Cornwall on Film (Visit Cornwall) 

10 April 

Winners announced for Tall Ships Adventure

Festival & Events 

10 April 

With superfast broadband, Wadebridge is closer to Hamburg

Superfast Cornwall 

9 April 

New incentive grants for small businesses in Cornwall

Micro business incentive scheme (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

7 April 

Apple Aviation arrives at Aerohub

Aerohub (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership) 

 31 March

We’re ready for Easter says Cornwall

Visit Cornwall 


Superfast broadband boost in St Ives

Superfast Cornwall 

26 March 

BIG Art, Tall Stories and Big Tall Ships National competition launched to great acclaim

Festival & Events 

26 March 

St Kitts Herbery Launch New Website

Superfast Cornwall Fund (Issued by St Kitts Herbery) 

24 March 

Three year Cornwall 'Get IT Together' programme draws to a close having helped 2,500 people get online

Superfast Cornwall 

19 March 

Budget Boost for Aerohub Enterprise Zone

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Enterrprise Zone) 

18 March 

Tourism businesses and public invited to help Cornwall stay number one

Visitor Economy Strategy (Issued by Cornwall Council)


Woodlands Generators Sponsor Tall Ships Event for the third time

Festivals & Events 


Superfast broadband helps Penzance musician reach global audience

Superfast Cornwall 

12 March 

Cornwall’s Leading Companies Learn About Achieving High Performance In Business

Invest in Cornwall 


Superfast broadband is helping Falmouth solicitors pioneer new ways of working

Superfast Cornwall 

10 March 

Heathrow supports Britain's regions

Visit Cornwall (Issued by Visit Britain) 

6 March 

'Cornwall Calling' event highlights that region is open for business

Cornwall Calling London event 

4 March 

Newquay named as ideal location for global digital business

Superfast Cornwall 

Newquay Cornwall Airport shortlisted for world's most stunning landings 

Newquay Cornwall Airport / Aerohub 




28 February 

Visit Cornwall helps tourism businesses go mobile with free digital workshops

Visit Cornwall 

28 February 

Last call for entries to the Cornwall Business Awards 2014

Cornwall Business Awards 

27 February 

Mojo Maritime to develop low motion floating platform


25 February 

Pelamis comes to Plymouth


24 February 

1MW of energy: Largest waves ever measured at Cornwall Wave Energy Site


Falmouth Haven adds support to Growing Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 


A Cornish Jukebox: singing Cornwall’s praises

Visit Cornwall 

19 February 

Superfast broadband brings Wadebridge closer to the USA

Superfast Cornwall 

Superfast broadband puts wind in the sails of a Perranporth business

Superfast Cornwall 

Superfast Boost for North Cornwall Business

Superfast Cornwall 

17 February 

Sixth major award for Superfast Cornwall

Superfast Cornwall 

14 February 

Tourism bosses meet Deputy Prime Minister

Visit Cornwall - "Open for Business" 

11 February 

Rick Stein joins Cornwall to shout Open for Business

Visit Cornwall 

Jewellery tycoon to add sparkle to Cornwall Business Awards 

Cornwall Business Awards 




30 January 

First ever fishing training hub opened in Newlyn

Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG)(Issued by Seafood Cornwall Training) 

23 January 

Cornwall and Plymouth investing in their marine renewables future

Offshore renewables 

22 January 

Cornwall’s £340,031 award from successful bid to cultural tourism grants scheme

Visit Cornwall (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

20 January 

Falmouth Businesses pull out all the stops to support Regatta

Festival & Events 

16 January 

£3.6 million Business Park interests local businesses.

Quintrell Downs Business Park (Issued by Convergence) 

Which is Cornwall’s best business? Entries now open for Cornwall Business Awards 2014

Cornwall Business Awards 

14 January 

BIG Delivers New Recruits for TRAC

Business Investment for Growth (Issued by TRAC) 

9 January 

Tulip excellence ambition wins grant support

Business Catalyst Fund (Issued by the LEP)

6 January 

Fal River Cornwall on board for the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 


 You can see previously published press releases in our news archive for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009.

Contact Us

For further information please contact Kirsty Miles:
01872 322924

Designed and developed by creativeedge