May 2013. ERDF Convergence Communications Update
Here is a round up of the latest ERDF Convergence related communications.
Tuesday 28 May 2013. WBM Groundworks of Liskeard and Sticker-based firm Hewaswater have recently won the tenders to work on the £5.6m office development at Victoria Commercial Centre.
20 May 3013. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is calling on local residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sectors from across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to help shape the future of the region as it lines up for future European funding.
10 May 2013. Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay will be opening its doors to customers this season with a revamped environmentally friendly swimming pool thanks to investment from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.
7 May 2013. Work has started on the latest phase of the development of the Wheal Jane Earth Science Park at Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Truro.
Friday 24 May 2013. June 14th – the date for businesses to circle in their diaries as this is the final enquiry deadline for businesses interested in the Grant for Business Investment (GBI) scheme.
22 May 2013. ERDF Convergence investments have been shortlisted for the prestigious Michelmores Western Morning News Property Awards 2013.
15 May 2013. Francis Clark held their 6th annual “Finance in Cornwall” seminar today to celebrate the potential funding and support streams currently available to Cornish SMEs.
10 May 2013. ‘The completed project demonstrates that by working closely with client, community and contractor it is possible to create positive change and create great places to live, work and relax.’ Rachael Gaunt Director, PBWC Architects
2 May 2013. ‘Just imagine ripping up your business card and changing your job title to benefit your customer. Whether you are a one man band or employ hundreds I recommend anyone to try it!’ Hamish Taylor – The Master Thief
23 April 2013. The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) was officially opened on 23rd April (2013). The ESI’s mission is to find solutions to the problems of climate change, and given how important this is to future generations, it was fitting that the Institute was officially opened by the children of Cornwall.
22 April 2013. Unlocking Potential and Superfast Cornwall teamed up this week for a joint “Connect to Compete" event at the Health and Welbeing Centre.
19 April 2013. April saw the launch of Superfast Business Support.
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Wednesday 5 June 2013