Networking Groups and Events

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
The Islands’ Partnership is an affiliate member of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. As such we and IP members get limited access to some of their networking events.  They also have very useful documents  e.g. a New Business Toolkit and useful HR documents.

The Hub
Cornwall Business Hub is a young and dynamic network created 10+ years ago and run by forward thinking business people in Cornwall to support business leaders of tomorrow. It offers
 networking opportunities and workshop events for like-minded members of the Cornish business community and valuable support for entrepreneurs.

Export Cornwall
Export Cornwall is a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) business support programme, designed to provide additional support and information services for Cornish businesses who want to explore the possibility of trading overseas or who want to grow their existing international trade. 

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
MAS is funded by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills). It provides manufacturing business support for companies based in England, helping them to improve and grow e.g. by streamlining processes, reducing waste, and becoming more energy efficient. Many of our services are free and supplemented by appropriate grant funding.

UKTI South West
Helping and supporting businesses in the South West to export their products and services around the world.

The Design Programme
The Design Programme is a publicly funded organisation offering tailored advice, information and support on how SMEs in southern England can integrate design into their business – from branding to packaging design, product design, service design and websites.  Eligibility criteria apply so check the website for further details

South West Tourism Alliance
Bringing together the destination management organisations, and those businesses they represent. The South West Tourism Alliance is an the industry-led consortium managing key projects supporting the industry. It supersedes South West Tourism which closed in March 2011.

Social Enterprise Focus
This is delivered by Peninsula Enterprise in Plymouth, Torbay, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, free support focuses on helping social enterprises to win more contracts. This includes face-to-face impartial advice and guidance from specialist adviser helping to improve an organisation’s readiness to bid for new contracts and supporting clients with bidding. Networking, specialist seminars, contract visits and meet-the-buyer opportunities.
Tel: 0845 602 2558

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