Sector Engagement Team

Sector Engagement Team

Lead Organisation: Cornwall Council

Investment Priority: Supporting Local Business

Fund: Strategic Sector Development

SPF awarded: £250,000

Location: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly wide

The Strategic Sectors – Sector Engagement Team project will see the deployment of a Sector Engagement team based within the Economy and Skills Service in Cornwall Council. The team will support coordination of sector activity across CIoS, develop relevant cluster policy and facilitate partnership working across the key sectors listed in the CIoS Local Industrial Strategy, the Shared Prosperity Fund programme and the County Deal, targeting Clean Energy, Geo-resources, Space and Data, Visitor Economy, Agri-food and the Creative Economy.

The project’s resources will coordinate across existing sector groups and sector/cluster groups that have emerged from the SPF £3.75m Sectors call, specific activities will include:

  • Enabling Sector synergies – coordinating cross-sector stakeholder engagement, supporting identification of new market opportunities, facilitating partnership working across key sectors.
  • Capturing value across priority sectors – developing regional understanding of sector value, growth potential, investment opportunities and developing key industries account management capabilities.
  • Enabling joint supply chain opportunities – via coordination of cross-sector working groups and opportunity monitoring.
  • Enabling cross-sector workforce development opportunities – through commissioning of a labour force/skills forecast study and subsequent action plan.
  • Enabling multi‐sector investment opportunities – coordinating and profiling sectors with external investment opportunities such as the British Business Bank regional funds (and fund managers).
  • Enabling local authority engagement across priority sector, government and investor activities.

To find out more, please contact sectordevelopment@cornwall.gov.uk

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