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Cornwall Business Support Service wins National Award two years in a row!

September 5, 2017
RIAMS Development News

Have you heard about Cornwall’s award winning Business Support Service? Cornwall’s Business Regulatory Support Service won the Business Support category of the Better Regulation Awards 2017 and in 2016, Cornwall’s Better Business for All (BBFA) programme was recognised for its successful partnership working at the Government’s inaugural BBFA awards.

Prior to the introduction of Cornwall’s Better Business for All service, the council’s regulatory services were found to be difficult to access. Since the introduction, however, the Council “achieved a 16.5% increase in the number of businesses contacting them for support in 2016.” Further, Cornwall has seen a 63% increase in the number of start-up businesses seeking support between 2015 and 2016.

LEP Board Director Sarah Trethowan said “Winning this national award shows how much we have achieved in helping Cornwall’s businesses meet regulations. The success of the Business Regulatory Support Service is the result of genuine collaboration between Cornwall Council, the LEP and the business community…The Business Regulatory Support Service has completely changed the way regulations are delivered in Cornwall, making it much easier and simpler for businesses to get advice. It is great to have that achievement recognised at a national level.”

Cornwall Council’s Sustainable Regulatory Solutions model is now available via RIAMS, contact Kalia Wright on kwright@rheglobal.com or call 01239 711793 for more information.

Find out more on Cornwall’s success story below:
2016 winning announcement
2017 winning announcement