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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)





11 Dec

Marine Renewable Business Park complete and ready for tenants

 CDC supported project (Issued by ERDF Convergence)




6 Nov

New locally led EU funding programme launches to support Cornwall’s rural economy

Local Action Groups / LEADER




23 Oct

LEP appoints three new Board members

Issued by CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership




22 Sept

Commitment to economic development recognised as Directors step down

CDC Board of Directors (Issued by Cornwall Council)





 No releases issued





31 July

King’s College London creates skilled jobs at new IT Centre in Cornwall

Invest in Cornwall / Business Catalyst Fund - RGF (Issued by King's College London)

27 July

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Growth Programme is Open for Business

Rural Business Support (Issued by CIoS Growth Programme)

13 July

Newquay Cornwall Airport Receives Industry Accreditation for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Aerohub Enterprise Zone (Issued by Cornwall Airport Ltd) 

3 July

Independent experts say Superfast broadband has benefited Cornwall’s economy by nearly £200m

Superfast Cornwall




30 June

Cornwall lays foundations for the development of the UK’s first smart energy system

Smart Cornwall 

29 June

Carnegie Wave Energy locates in Cornwall

Invest in Cornwall

26 June

Cornwall continues to attract increases in Foreign Direct Investment 

10 June 

New multi million pound deal will make Superfast Broadband available to thousands more Cornish homes and businesses

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

1 June 

Cornwall College welcomes electric vehicle fast chargers

Drive EV (Issued by Cornwall Council) 




22 May 

DEFRA Minister supports the launch of CIoS Marine Renewable Roadmap

Invest in Cornwall - marine renewables


LEP investment on track to create more than 3,000 jobs

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

15 May 

Visit Cornwall CIC celebrates successful first month with ‘thank you’ event

Visit Cornwall CiC 

15 May 

Cornish firms ready for liftoff as Business champions crowned

Cornwall Business Awards 

12 May 

Isles of Scilly amongst UK leaders for take up of Superfast Broadband

Superfast Cornwall 

4 May 

Cornwall Business Awards - West Cornwall Finalists 

Cornwall Business Awards 

4 May 

Cornwall Business Awards - SE Cornwall Fianlists 

Cornwall Business Awards 

4 May 

Cornwall Business Awards - Isles of Scilly Finalists 

Cornwall Business Awards 

4 May 

Cornwall Business Awards - Mid Cornwall Finalists 

Cornwall Business Awards 

4 May    

Cornwall Business Awards - Central Finalists 

Cornwall Business Awards 

4 May 

Cornwall Business Awards - Bude Finalist 

Cornwall Business Awards 

4 May 

“No end” of talent as Cornwall Business Awards approach

Cornwall Business Awards 




20 April 

Fish and Tips – Cornwall’s Good Seafood Guide

FLAG (Issued by Cornwall Wildlife Trust) 

20 April 

From Padstow to Pimlico: Cornwall is the best 'plaice' for London restauranteurs

Invest in Cornwall - Food & Drink 

15 April 

UK Offshore Renewables Industry: Collaboration is key to growth

Invest in Cornwall - marine renewables 

1 April 

Bloodhound supersonic car starts countdown to first record attempt with testing at Newquay Cornwall Airport


1 April 

Cornish Tech Industry Hosts International Journalists

Invest in Cornwall 

2 April 

New Visit Cornwall Community Interest Company launched

Visit Cornwall 




23 March 

The Great Cornish Food Conference shows the industry's appetite for debate

Rural business support (Issued by Cornwall Food & Drink) 

23 March 

Local Action Groups in Cornwall successfully secure £7.3m to support growth at local level

Local Action Groups / LEADER

 19 March

 Visit Cornwall comes second in inaugural ‘English Tourism Social Media Index’

 Visit Cornwall


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly EU programme ready for take-off

New EU Programme (Issued by the CIoS LEP)

 17 March

Government minister praises pioneering partnership as new Survey reveals huge take up of Superfast Broadband by Cornish businesses

Superfast Cornwall

10 March 

Journeys of Discovery Art Course launched

Community Grants (Issued by ESF Convergence) 

 4 March

Council’s Cabinet gives go ahead to creation of Visit Cornwall Community Interest Company

 Visit Cornwall (Issued by Cornwall Council)

3 March 

Poldark tourism boom predicted

Cornwall on TV 

 3 March

Last call for entries to the Cornwall Business Awards 2015

Cornwall Business Awards 2015 




16 February 

Cornwall Business Awards are over the moon with this yearÙs guest speaker

Cornwall Business Awards 2015 

12 February 

Cornwall chosen to pilot Food Enterprise Zone

Rural Business Support (Issued by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP) 

12 February 

Cornwall leads the way in South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Festival & Events (Tall Ships) 




29 January 

Tenth Anniversary Cornwall Business Awards launched

Cornwall Business Awards 

28 January 

Visit Cornwall up for multiple national awards

Visit Cornwall Digital Marketing 

20 January 

House of Commons Transport Select Committee Shows Concern for the Future of the UK’s Regional & Business Airports

Connectivity (Issued by Newquay Cornwall Airport) 

20 January 

#LoveCornwall film series shortlisted in The Travel Marketing Awards 2015

Visit Cornwall Digital Marketing 

19 January

Invest in Cornwall secures King's College London Investment

Invest in Cornwall 

15 January 

Winter images win Cornwall Instagram love

Visit Cornwall


You can see previously published press releases in our news archive for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009.

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