Growing Cornwall’s profile as a leader in ‘Green Business’ growth

Following on from presentations made during the ‘Wild Business Networking Event’ organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in partnership with Tevi this week, Mark Duddridge Chairperson for Cornwall & IoS Local Enterprise Partnership highlighted that:

“Valuing, protecting and enhancing our environment alongside business growth is core to modern business and the more distinctive we can make Cornwall the better. The Government needs to see there is benefit in investing in Cornwall and we need to encourage business to use Cornwall as a test-bed for ‘Green Business’ growth.”

Carolyn Cadman (CEO Cornwall Wildlife Trust) said during the event:

“Today we’ve heard from mainstream Cornish businesses who are embracing nature in how they work and the decisions they take and we are pleased to be able to help them share best practice for both Cornwall’s wildlife and for their businesses growth.”

Kim Conchie (CEO Cornwall Chamber of Commerce) presented at the event attended by businesses across the county added:

“We have fantastic collaboration between the business, academic and public sector that can help to strengthen ‘Brand Cornwall’ and extend it to other products. The business community are proud to live and work in Cornwall and we can also act nimbly to change, these are values that underline business success in the 21st century.”

Caroline Caroll, Local Industrial Strategy Manager for the LEP said “Our natural capital is a key economic driver for our region, from agri-food and tourism to the best solar and geothermal resources in the UK. That’s why our Local Industrial Strategy sets a course for a decarbonised and sustainable future.”

Photos taken during the ‘Wild Business Networking Event’ held at St Austell Brewery this week:

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Presentations from the Wild Business Networking Event:

Love your business, Love nature: How nature benefits our local economy
Kim Conchie CEO Cornwall Chamber

Do good, make money: How ‘business for good’ makes good business sense
Nicola Lloyd, Director, Cornwall Trade and Investment

How together we can put Environmental Growth at the heart of the Local Industrial Strategy
Mike Duddridge, Chair, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

Putting wildlife at the centre of your business and why it works
Mike Nash, CEO, Handykam.com