We aim to provide a well-rounded view point of Cornwall's economy and business landscape.

From financial services to the creative industry, Cornwall’s variety of business sectors make it an exciting location to live and work. We have studies on sustainability values and their worth in your marketing messages, how the creative sector is boosting Cornwall’s economy and more.

Our current research is organised into the sectors below, you’ll find all available studies published.

If there’s a topic or sector that you would like to see or support, please get in touch.

Environment and sustainability

Environmental projects, campaigns and ideas are at the forefront of public thinking right now. With our environment being entwined with our businesses, sustainability for business is a vital keystone to building your enterprise.

Our environmental and sustainability research focuses on how embracing these ideas will impact your business.

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Finance and funding can be a difficult part of business to find accurate research and information. All studies here are relevant to Cornwall and therefore ideal for comparisons to your business.

Benchmark this quarter’s sales with Cornwall and the rest of the UK, work out if you should be increasing prices or simply find out what everyone else is doing.

Finance is a constantly-changing sector that is important to all of us. Keep up-to-date with our latest financial studies.

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The digital sector is providing opportunities in Cornwall and access to digital has been transformative for business. The introduction of super-fast internet connections and the balanced lifestyle mean that you can take your work global from some of the best beaches in the UK.

Digital skills are a growing demand from businesses in the county. Web design and development, software and gaming and online learning all feature as part of the digital sector in Cornwall’s business landscape.

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Creative industry

The creative industry is one of Britain’s largest employers, making up 1 in 11 of all UK jobs according to the Creative Industries Council. This figure includes those working in-house within manufacturers.

Understanding and harnessing this industry will help support businesses in Cornwall with working with creatives through agency or freelance work as well as creating internal opportunities for creative thinking and working. From micro-business jewellery makers to software and gaming, the creatives in our county are diverse and highly skilled.

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Recruitment and skills

Recruitment and skills help businesses thrive by bringing the best people to the right jobs. Learning how recruitment trends will affect your business will help you plan for future development.

Education and training impacts this sector and features heavily in our research. See more about how much money Cornwall businesses plan to invest in training in the future and see how you compare.

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Legal sector

The Legal Sector is growing and changing. With emerging digital technologies and changing consumer trends, our latest articles explain what’s changing in Cornwall and across the UK.

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Cornwall businesses

Your place to go for all the up-to-date information on Cornwall businesses, the economic landscape and what’s new.

See the division of sectors in our county or discover the shapes and sizes of our businesses. We have a diverse county with lots of interesting work taking place.

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Reports indicate that manufacturing-related employment has increased, turnover is up and the sector is showing a healthy level of growth. In an era where the service industry generates more wealth than the manufacturing sector, we look at the potential for manufacturing in Cornwall.

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