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.
There are a variety of organisations available to support you and your business.
Community Led Local Development
Supports businesses and people to gain funding for projects which make a difference to their communities; helping individuals to gain confidence and skills.
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce inspires, connects, and supports all businesses in Cornwall and Scilly.
Outset is an award-winning national programme of tailored advice and support, helping people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly start, run and grow their own business.
The Future Focus programme is for companies who want to accelerate growth, reduce risk and create change through inspiration, innovation and horizon scanning.
Supports new and early stage businesses focusing on the foundations of an entrepreneur’s ambitions and setting them on a course to achieve their business goals.
For businesses with turn over between £100k and £500k, our Infocus programme looks at setting fresh goals through honest scrutiny, helping companies take that next big step forward.
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The Growth Hub
Works with local businesses, including self employed people and not for profit organisations, to find the right guidance and support to help their business work smarter, develop and grow.
Agri-tech Cornwall supports businesses new to Research Development & Innovation (RDI), as well as businesses that have already invested in research. Projects can be large or small.
School for Social Entrepreneurs
SSE in Cornwall supports people, business & communities to start, scale & strengthen their organisations creating impact for positive social & environmental change.
Information about how these projects are funded can be found on their websites.