Within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we have already created partnerships
and delivery mechanisms that can easily be adapted to fulfil the role required
for our LEP.
These are our values:
We are business led.
We have a private sector chairman and a majority of private sector board members. We are constantly listening to the views of businesses, both directly and indirectly, as these are the engine house of our economy. We make our decisions based on independent evidence and sound business rationales.
We make decisions locally.
This is the first time there has been the opportunity to create a business-led economic strategy just for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. We believe that decisions affecting our area should be made locally and we now have an opportunity to involve every single one of you, as never before, so we can act in the best interests of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
We are accountable and transparent.
We are accountable to you, the people of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. So we are completely open and transparent. We are happy to share details of our meetings wherever we can and ongoing communications and consultation is at the heart of the way we work.
We are ambitious.
There are 39 LEPs in England. Quite simply, we are aiming to be the best. We want to be recognised as high achievers and for our activities in the following areas to be second to none:
The quality of our communications with local businesses
The number of jobs we create in relation to the size of our economy
The ingenuity and creativity we bring to problem solving
The innovation we show in developing new solutions to old problems
We are outward looking.
We collaborate with other LEP areas and local authorities as well as businesses, academics and innovators across the UK and overseas.
We are efficient.
We are streamlining services and working in partnership with Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly to share some back-office functions, to make everything as efficient as we can. We share knowledge and ideas with all our partners.
We are focussed.
We know we won't be able to do everything, so we will focus doing the priority work well. We will focus our efforts and resources on a limited number of things that we believe really matter if we are to achieve our aims. We will challenge anything that is restricting business growth, whether it derives from the community, the Council, the Government or the EU.