By Andrew James
Since taking over the organisation of Finance in Cornwall for 2019, I have been minded to make it a more collaborative affair.
Therefore, I am pleased that so far I have agreement in principal from three other organisations to co-host different sessions during the morning. I am also waiting for one other organisation to confirm their desire to work with me on the other session.
The outline so far:
|Equity||TBC (but hopefully the British Business Bank)|
|Debt||Cornwall Lenders Forum (a Cornwall Chamber initiative)|
|Research and Development – funding and business support||Plymouth University/ Accelerate Through Innovation|
|Cornwall a great place to do business||Invest in Cornwall/ Cornwall Development Company|
Each of the above areas will have 70 minutes allocated to them and I am looking forward to discussing ideas on delivery with each of the co-hosts early in 2019. The remit will remain the same as historically; to disseminate information on finding and business support available to Cornwall based businesses. I am sure short presentations by a variety of funders will form the core of the event, together with case studies but based on initial discussions with the co-hosts, these are likely to be complemented with some new ideas.
The only ‘definites’ at the time of writing this are that:
- The event is scheduled for the morning of 25 June 2019 and will be held at Newquay Cinema
- I want to build on the years of successful events ever since the inaugural event initiated by ex-colleague Dave Bullen
- I am super excited about the event…
I will be sharing more details of the event as it evolves over the coming months. To book a place now, please click here.
(I am also liaising with two other organisations about events for them to host in the afternoon. Again, I will share more details in due course…)