Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find some of our Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact us for any more questions.
What is the Growth Hub?
We are a team of experienced professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in business support, skills development.
We work with businesses in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to help them identify the right support, training and funding to start or grow their business.
Want to find out more? Check out the About Us section on this website and fill in the Tell Us About Your Business form and we will be in contact.
You can also see who makes up the Growth Hub team on the Meet The Team page.
How can the Growth Hub help me?
If you have a new or an established business, are based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly and have an ambition to grow or improve efficiency, then we can offer you support.
Complete the Tell Us About Your Business Form and we will be in contact.
You will be referred to one of our Connectors who will talk to you about your plans for growth and investment, introducing you to the right business support and funding opportunities for you and your business.
Our specialist Connectors can also offer you an informal skills health check to help you identify skills gaps, barriers to growth or areas of under performance that could be overcome with training and additional skills. They’ll then refer you to the most appropriate and cost effective training course, workshop or recruitment solution.
You access to the support, training and /or funding to help your business to get off the ground or to grow!
What else does the Growth Hub offer?
By registering with on our website you not only get access to a wide range of business information, but you can also create your own profile and business directory listing, share your own news and out the latest buzz in business. It all starts with registration. You have nothing to lose. So do it now!
Find out how in this Tutorial video.
What else can I do on this site?
By registering on our website you can:
- Create a business listing on the directory for some free publicity.
- Share your big news here on our site by uploading a story to our news & events page. It could even feature on our social media feeds and in our e-newsletter.
- Upload your event to our popular calendar and find out what else is going on around the county.
Find out how in this Tutorial video.
Can you recommend commercial providers?
We are impartial so we can’t refer you to commercial organisations, however, take a look at our Business Directory where you can find companies offering some of the specialist services you may need. Also, if you are registered with us, you can add your own business listing so companies can find you!
What training and skills opportunities can you help with?
There are LOADS of training providers in Cornwall and even more courses and workshops on offer. Picking through them and working out which one is best for you is tricky business; it’s time consuming and hard work we have got it covered.
We’ve got our finger on the pulse when it comes to what our universities, colleges, sector networks and private training providers have to offer, so can cut through the noise and take the stress out of the search. And the joy of being independent means that we are aren’t tied to any one training provider. Our service is unbiased and 100% focused on what is best for your business, so can point you in the right direction regardless of who is delivering the course or running the workshop.
How is the Growth Hub funded?
The Growth Hub has received £16,006,000 funding which includes grant funding for businesses from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit the GOV.UK website.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Fund
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have been allocated £132 million for local investment through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, with a further £5.6m from the Rural England Prosperity Fund, and locally is called the Good Growth Fund. With a focus on green and inclusive growth (Good Growth), providing opportunities for communities and businesses and giving residents access to new jobs and training.