Matt Borne

Business Connections Manager

I have worked in many industries including construction, transport, retail, banking, and media. I have also worked in local government and the further education sector, and run my own economic development consultancy.

I have supported several start-ups, and did a research based Master’s Degree in entrepreneurship learning in 2007/08.

Most recently I worked closely with the marine technology businesses in Falmouth and Penryn, setting up the Marine Technology Cluster Group.

I love everything that involves the sea and mountains. The first major project I would like to see European Structural and Investment Fund support is moving the Cairngorms to Cornwall.

If I could give start-up’s one piece of advice it would be: hone your critical thinking skills. Assume nothing.

Business hero: Peter Drucker – his body of work is as relevant today as it ever was.