Better Business for All (BBfA)
Better Business for All (BBfA) is a business focused project led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). It includes;
- small and large regulated businesses
- the Federation of Small Businesses
- National Farmers Union
- Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and;
- representatives from Cornwall Council.
It works with the business community to improve the delivery of regulatory services. It aims to encourage more businesses to seek advice to promote business success, as well as provide public protection. It’s also about making sure that our staff understand how businesses operate and the pressures they face.
Cornwall’s BBfA partnership won a national Government award in 2016 and again in 2017. This was for its achievements in reducing regulatory burdens on businesses, initiating a culture change programme to shift the focus from enforcement to business support and for improving accessibility to its services, which can also be accessed via the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub.
Cornwall’s winning BBfA partnership has helped shape the delivery of the Council’s regulatory service to meet the needs of local businesses. Businesses said that regulatory advice was difficult to access and needed streamlining. This feedback resulted in the introduction of a new regulatory business support service. It provides a single point of access for all the Council’s regulatory business support.