November 2013 ERDF Convergence Communications Update

Here is a round up of the latest ERDF Convergence related communications.

Media Releases

Celebration and Renewal for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly European Funding

Heartlands held an unique event this week (Wednesday October 30th) which saw both private and public sectors come together to look back over the achievements of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence Programme.

Council successful in £1.1m funding bid for King Edward Mine

Two historic buildings at the heart of Cornwall’s industrial mining heritage will be given a new lease of life following a Council bid for more than £1.1m in European Funding.

Redruth Welcomes New £2.76M Speculative Development

The hugely successful Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth welcomes the latest development this week with the commencement of four high quality, environmentally friendly and sustainable Industrial Units on the remaining Plot 1 of the Estate.

Business booms in Pool as innovation centre celebrates 3rd anniversary

Cornwall’s first Innovation Centre is celebrating its third anniversary as recent figures show it has supported the creation of 100 new jobs as well as injecting hundreds of thousands of pounds into the local economy and neighbouring businesses.

New appointment at the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)

23 September 2013. The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has today announced the appointment of John Ruddleston as a Manufacturing Skills Workshop Trainer and Advisor to bolster the strong team already delivering MAS events across the South West.


UKTI Export Week

Monday 28 October 2013

As part of Export Week in November UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Export Cornwall are holding an event for businesses called Export Evolution.

International trade and tax event

10 October 2013. The breakfast event, which is being organised in partnership with accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, will offer practical advice for those wanting to learn more about the opportunities presented by overseas markets and the tax implications of operating internationally.

Latest case studies

Dunheved House. A case study


Cornish Sea Salt.

Andy Harper. Porthmeor Studios

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health


Latest newsletter

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Investment to date

There have been 140 ERDF Convergence investments to date, with a total of c €299.4m spent. The latest Progress Report can be found here.

In other business…

We held our annual event at the end of October. A celebration of all things ERDF Convergence. If you missed it, everything you need to know is here on our event page.

As always

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Distribution includes:

Joint Local Managment Committee
Cornwall MPs and MEPs
Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Work and Pensions,and EC
Cornwall Business Partnership
South West UK Brussels Office
Cornwall Brussels Office
Local Enterprise Partnership
Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly


Tuesday 12 November 2013