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ENCOURAGING BUSINESSES Stephen Bohane  Head of Business Development – Cornwall & Isles of Scilly 24 September 2010 www.sou...
Business Support Update What’s out there? What’s changing? www.southwestrda.org.uk
What’s out there? – some well kept secrets <ul><li>Where can I get help to see if my products or services are suitable for...
What’s out there? <ul><li>Ask Business Link </li></ul><ul><li>… or contact providers direct </li></ul>
What’s changing? <ul><li>Comprehensive Spending Review 20 October </li></ul><ul><li>Business Link changes  </li></ul><ul><...
What businesses are saying <ul><li>make it acces s ible </li></ul><ul><li>faster decis i ons </li></ul><ul><li>m ore consi...
What’s changing ? - considerations <ul><li>smaller public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions for Business  </li></ul><ul><...
What’s changing & when? <ul><li>ERDF process </li></ul><ul><li>ESF refresh </li></ul><ul><li>Local Enterprise Partnership ...
Summary <ul><li>No part of UK has more business ‘encouragement’ thanks to Convergence </li></ul><ul><li>But there will be ...
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Stephen Bohane: Encouraging Businesses

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A copy of the slides used by Stephen Bohane during his talk to businesses attending the Collaborate Cornwall Conference held on the 24th September 2010.

Stephen Bohane is the Head of Business Development – Cornwall & Isles of Scilly for the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA).

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  1. 1. ENCOURAGING BUSINESSES Stephen Bohane Head of Business Development – Cornwall & Isles of Scilly 24 September 2010 www.southwestrda.org.uk
  2. 2. Business Support Update What’s out there? What’s changing? www.southwestrda.org.uk
  3. 3. What’s out there? – some well kept secrets <ul><li>Where can I get help to see if my products or services are suitable for export? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get a grant to install equipment to save me £s on energy bills? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get support and funding to bring in world leading external expertise? </li></ul><ul><li>… or a subsidised graduate to deliver a development project for my business? </li></ul><ul><li>… or a grant for new capital investment to create jobs? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s out there? <ul><li>Ask Business Link </li></ul><ul><li>… or contact providers direct </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s changing? <ul><li>Comprehensive Spending Review 20 October </li></ul><ul><li>Business Link changes </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving policy on sectors and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>RDA demise & reallocation of some functions </li></ul><ul><li>Local Enterprise Partnership with business involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence mid term review </li></ul><ul><li>Clear views of business </li></ul>
  6. 6. What businesses are saying <ul><li>make it acces s ible </li></ul><ul><li>faster decis i ons </li></ul><ul><li>m ore consistently high quality advice </li></ul><ul><li>no competition with p rivate sector </li></ul><ul><li>l ess bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>mor e vouchers </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s changing ? - considerations <ul><li>smaller public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions for Business </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence – the need to deliver </li></ul><ul><li>need for simplification and clarity </li></ul><ul><li>businesses in control (e.g. vouchers) </li></ul><ul><li>no duplication with private sector </li></ul><ul><li>low carbon focus </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s changing & when? <ul><li>ERDF process </li></ul><ul><li>ESF refresh </li></ul><ul><li>Local Enterprise Partnership </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary <ul><li>No part of UK has more business ‘encouragement’ thanks to Convergence </li></ul><ul><li>But there will be changes influenced by national government, LEP and the views of business in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses don’t need to understand the wiring – but we’ll try to explain better what’s available! </li></ul>
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