June/July Convergence Communications Update

Here is a roundup of the latest ERDF Convergence related communications.

London calling for Cornish ice lolly firm

A Cornwall-based ice lolly manufacturer is enjoying summer in the city after securing a contract to supply a thriving London bar with frozen cocktail mixers on sticks. Read More »

Pioneering Isles of Scilly cable project set to deliver superfast broadband speeds to islanders

Cable ship diverts subsea cable between UK and Spain to Isles of Scilly which will make them one of “the best connected islands in the world” Read More »

Work starts at King Edward Mine to save two historic buildings and create workspace for local businesses

Midas Group Ltd have started work on the conservation and refurbishment of two redundant Grade II* Listed buildings at King Edward Mine near Camborne. Read More »

Hitachi source Cornish firm to reduce industrial energy costs

Hitachi Power Solutions Ltd, the international technology giant has signed an agreement with Cornish manufacturer Suresense Technologies. Read More »

£19.5 million investment into business now complete.

Two landmark buildings in the Camborne, Pool, and Redruth (CPR) area are now ready for business. Read More »

Growth plan sees clothing firm step up in size

MP calls for other Cornish firms to receive specialist support Read More »

Cornish food fans invited to join new social club

An innovative new way of bringing people together over good food has been launched in Cornwall. Read More »

SWIG supports 100 Cornish businesses

ONE HUNDRED businesses in Cornwall, unable to access sufficient bank finance, have been supported by a European fund which has lent more than £4 million in the South West. Read More »

Relocation and expansion for Cornish construction firm.

Truro based Nova Construction will soon be locating to Redruth thanks to investment into a new speculative workspace part financed with £367,487 by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence Programme. Read More »

Business coaching helps Truro SME unlock £100k to lead extra-space race

ISO Spaces, a Truro-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke modular buildings by recycling shipping containers is set for expansion after Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading provider of specialist business coaching, helped them to unlock £100k development package. Read More »

£2.4 million rejuvenation continues at Wheal Jane Earth Science Park

Wheal Jane Earth Science Park is currently gearing up for the next stage of its transformation this summer as SGS Minerals Services UK Ltd. (SGS) looks towards expansion. Read More »

Building our future at the Green Build Hub.

Eden provide site, ERDF gives green light. Read More »

RIBA National Award pits Porthmeor Studios against The Shard for 2014 Stirling Prize

The delicate £4 million restoration of the world-famous Porthmeor Studios and Fishermen’s Cellars in St Ives has won a 2014 National Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – which puts it on the list of buildings including London’s 1003ft tall Shard sky-scraper vying for the prestigious Stirling “Best Building” Prize. Read More »

Landmark building officially opens at Wheal Jane Earth Science Park.

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) has officially taken possession of their newly renovated and extended office building on the Wheal Jane Earth Science Park. Read More »

Political Seal of Approval for Krowji’s Creative Workspace Development

MP George Eustice dropped in on the Krowji creative workspace hub for an early view of the £3.7 million development of two new landmark buildings alongside Redruth’s old grammar school which will see the nationally-acclaimed centre double in size. Read More »

Fog Horn declares Jubilee Warehouse open!

In true Penryn-style, Jubilee Warehouse will be opened by one of Penryn’s world famous Automata makers, Rob Higgs. Read More »

Unit 1 is first to go!

Work is almost complete on an exciting new speculative development known as ‘Treleigh Park’ on Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth. Read More »

Clever waterproof pocket design could be sold worldwide

The revolutionary technology behind a range of waterproofs designed by a Cornish conservationist could be sold worldwide after being licensed. Read More »

ERDF Convergence Programme helps global company expand in Cornwall.

Penryn based LDD Ltd, is set to expand into a brand new £3.3m highly sustainable, state of the art, business facility in 2015. Read More »

Australian wave power company wins uk grant to establish in Cornwall.

Wave energy developer Perpetuwave Power PTY LTD is pleased to announce its recently established subsidiary Perpetuwave Power UK Ltd has been awarded a grant of approximately £63,000 from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme Read More »

Win a place at an award-winning Formation Zone

New businesses in Cornwall could get off to a flying start thanks to the Cornwall Innovation Business Booster competition offering three months’ worth of free support at an award-winning business incubation centre. Read More »

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Investment to date

There have been 163 ERDF Convergence investments to date, with a total of c €327.4m spent. The latest Progress Report can be found here.

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Joint Local Management 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

Thursday 31 July 2014