Cornwall Enterprise Institute

The Cornwall Enterprise Programme is a joint venture between the Plymouth University and Cornwall College which will drive a 'new economic dynamism' through harnessing the enterprise and entrepreneurship talent in the county. 

It will provide higher level leadership, management and enterprise skills and knowledge to underpin the economic and social transformation of Cornwall, equipping business and individuals with the skills to compete effectively in today's global economy, creating a unique network accelerating business growth and innovation in the region.

The Programme was launched on Monday 14 November 2011 by Lord Digby Jones at Tregenna Castle, St Ives. The day included the Enterprise Heroes event where internationally renowned speakers and local enterprise heroes shared their business experiences. The launch featured special guest, Laura Tenison MBE, Founder and MD of JoJo Maman Bebe. 

The Cornwall Enterprise Programme is an exciting new support programme for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Designed by business, delivered by Plymouth University and Cornwall College, supported by YTKO. For more information about the Cornwall Enterprise Programme visit

Leading in tough times

The Pool Innovation Centre was launched in 2010, with HRH the Duke of Kent unveiling the ceremonial plaque in front of an audience of key people from the business community, new tenants of the centre and local suppliers. Plymouth University manages the PIC on behalf of Cornwall Council.