What is the Growth Hub?

The first stop for local businesses, self-employed and not for profits, or even people just thinking of starting a business, to get in touch with the right support.

How does it work?

In your FREE business review, you will meet one of the Connector team face to face to have a good chat about your business.  You will discuss what direction you want to go in and what your business and personal goals are, as well as any challenges you may be facing.   They then research the best options and point you in the right direction for help and support to get you to where you want to be.

The Growth Hub are a friendly team of locally based experts who are independent and impartial. They work directly with you to help identify and access support in a way that is right for you.

On the Growth Hub you can also:

  • Read the latest local business news
  • Search for local business-related events
  • Upload and share your press releases, news story, blog post or event on the website.
  • Advertise with a free business listing and find local suppliers

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  Phase one of this project saw the creation and development of the Growth Hub from 2015 to 2018, during which the organisation supported over 1700 businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  Over 80% of these businesses had not benefited from publicly funded support in the last three years.  Growth Hub phase one received £2 435 910 from ERDF and £608 977 public match.

Growth Hub phase two, taking place between October 2018 and September 2021, continues the development of the Growth Hub and its activity in conjunction with the CIOS Skills Hub. Through its second phase the project aims to engage with 2,760 small and medium sized enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Contact details

Get in touch at ciosgrowthhub.com or call 01209 708 660 (9am until 5pm – Monday to Friday) or email hello@ciosgrowthhub.com.