Local Support & Grants for Liskeard Businesses

Cornwall is blessed with many organisations aimed at nurturing new business. More than 70% of the local economy is driven by sole traders, SMEs and start-ups and innovation are encouraged as catalysts for growth.

Locally, Liskeard holds regular networking events and new businesses are always welcome to join the Liskeard Traders Association and Chamber of Commerce.

County-wide the support is considerable and expert, with 50% match funding common for training, product development and ‘Big Ideas’. Below are a few of the key drivers for growth in Cornwall, run by teams who go out of their way to aid relocation, and help new business get off the ground and stay there.

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has training and events which cover a wide range of support for businesses.  Full details of their events can be found here: https://www.cornwallchamber.co.uk/events/?c=6

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth & Skills Hub

The Growth Hub works with local businesses, including self-employed people and not for profit organisations to find the right support to help them work smarter and grow.

The Growth Hub has £11 million of grant funding to support existing businesses to grow. With a minimum grant of £2,500 unlocking up to 50% match to your investment. 

The Growth Hub is also your route to access business support programmes as well as signposting you to information, resources and other support offers to help your business to grow.

Their friendly team of locally based experts will work directly with you to help identify and access support in a way that is right for you. They are independent, impartial and totally free. So, there is no reason not to get in touch and discuss your business now.


Invest in Cornwall


Detailed advice and logistical/financial support for inward-investing companies. Contact the Invest in Cornwall team on (01872) 326727

Outset Cornwall


‘Outset Cornwall is the helping hand you need, supporting you throughout your journey of starting a business here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.’ The organisation regularly holds courses in Liskeard for entrepreneurs and people thinking of starting up here..

email:  info@outsetcornwall.co.uk
tel:  01209 311063

Cornwall and isles of scilly Local Enterprise Partnership


The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was launched in May 2011. Private sector-led, it is a partnership between the private and public sectors and is driving the economic strategy for the area, determining local priorities and undertaking activities to drive growth and the creation of local jobs.

The LEP is business-driven and our board includes 11 appointed representatives of the private sector, 3 nominated Cornwall Council representatives, 1 nominated representative from the Council of the Isles of Scilly and 1 Academic or Voluntary/Charity sector representative.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP is one of 38 LEPs across England set up following the Coalition Government’s new approach to economic development. This new approach puts businesses in the driving seat and empowers the private sector to determine their own priorities.

email:  info@cioslep.com
tel:  01872 224214