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George presses for apprenticeship support for small businesses

Posted on: 9th January 2015

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, urged a Government Minister to help small businesses in West Cornwall who want to create apprenticeships.  Since 2010, the Liberal Democrats in Coalition have created over 2million new apprenticeships across the country, with 780 set up in the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency in 2013 and 670 established […]

Andrew George MP delivers Christmas cheer to postal workers at Royal Mail’s Penzance delivery office

Posted on: 5th December 2014

Andrew George MP passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Penzance Delivery Office. Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Mr George saw the hard work and dedication of postal workers to sort and deliver festive mail. West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has visited Royal Mail’s Penzance delivery office […]

Building the required business infrastructure in Cornwall

Posted on: 1st December 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the Federation of Small Businesses ‘Resetting the agenda for infrastructure – Cornwall 2014/2015″ Report which highlights the infrastructure issues facing the business community in Cornwall. The Report also calls for “an examination into how investment is distributed and an assurance that Cornwall will get a larger slice of […]

George welcomes minister to launch of “Superfast Scilly”

Posted on: 21st November 2014

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will welcome Communities Minister, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad to the Islands on Friday 21st November when the Minister formerly switches on the Superfast Broadband connection for the Islands at the Star Castle Hotel on St Mary’s. Mr George has been […]

George: Growth Deal builds on earlier work and campaigning

Posted on: 7th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed today’s signing of the £198.9million Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Deal. Mr George said, “This builds on much earlier work and campaigning. As well as these infrastructure projects, the developing strategy must harness the great opportunities for jobs and business growth in space science, renewable energy, the […]

Goonhilly Space Science is already creating job creation spin offs

Posted on: 6th October 2014

Andrew George MP meets (from left) Professor Philip Moore Pro Vice-Chancellor at Falmouth University and Ian Jones CEO Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, visited the Alacrity Project, based at the AIR Innovation Centre at Falmouth University on Friday 3rd October to discuss collaboration opportunities between Falmouth University and Goonhilly Earth […]

George “more confident” Scillies helicopter service will return, after meeting in Penzance

Posted on: 2nd September 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George and Graham Cole, Chairman of AgustaWestland, have jointly expressed their optimism over a potential helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Mr George organised a private meeting in Penzance last weekend at which Mr Cole and executives from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) presented the findings of a draft […]

George visits Carbis Bay Hotel, Porthleven Shipyard and Penzance’s Jubilee Pool with Communities and Local Government Minister

Posted on: 12th August 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is today visiting three West Cornwall community and tourism projects with Penny Mordaunt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Today’s schedule is as follows: 3.45pm – Carbis Bay Hotel 5pm – Porthleven Shipyard 6.15pm – Jubilee Pool Mr George said, “I’m pleased the […]

George meets with local business leaders

Posted on: 30th July 2014

Andrew George with Graham Cole, Chairman of the CBI South West (and Chairman of AgustaWestland UK) at the co-hosted CBI business lunch at the Queens Hotel in Penzance yesterday. Graham Cole and Andrew both spoke at the event. The lunch was attended by around 30 of West Cornwall’s business leaders.  

George and CBI to host business lunch

Posted on: 28th July 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George – in conjunction with the CBI South West – will host a lunch with business leaders in West Cornwall tomorrow, Tuesday 29th July (1pm), at the Queens Hotel in Penzance. Graham Cole, Chairman of the CBI South West (and Chairman of AgustaWestland UK) will be the primary speaker at the […]