9th February, 2015
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is extending its quarterly research programme to identify the top priorities for business in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.
If you run a business in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, please take a few minutes of your time to make a real difference and ensure your voice is heard.
Your views, along with those of other Cornish businesses, will be put in front of politicians to get them to act now before the election.
All participants of this survey are invited to the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Business Plan for Cornwall event on 27th March 2015 (details below).
Why it’s so important
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is leading this consultation to ensure the collective voice of Cornish business is heard.
The ‘Business Plan for Cornwall’ will represent the views of local business in one document, with clear goals for Cornwall. It will enable the business community to take a lead on how the next round of EU investment should be directed.
Feeding into a national plan
In 2014, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) published a business manifesto 2014/15 titled ‘A Business Plan for Britain’; setting out key actions that must be at the heart of any plan for government.
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce will examine how relevant this plan is to business in Cornwall and to identify other factors that are uniquely relevant to Cornwall.
By producing a Cornwall version of this manifesto, we can lead the business agenda for the next parliamentary term. The business plan will tie together the aims of other local business support organisations (such as the LEP, FSB, Cornwall Council, and other business training/support providers) into one overarching plan.
The published plan representing the needs and aspirations of Cornish businesses will be available by the end of March 2015. All contributors to the research survey will be invited to attend a Chamber of Commerce event on 27th March 2015 at which the outcomes will be presented. Further details of this event will be sent to you in due course.
Please take part in this vitally important research to make sure your business needs are represented – you do not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to take part.