Inspire Cornwall CIC

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Business Incubation Environment – Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Truro

Inspire Cornwall C.I.C. was set up as a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.).  The business promotes positive practice in childcare services, through the provision of childcare training, Continuing Professional Development training in the childcare sector, and parental engagement training.  Inspire Cornwall has been consolidated and market tested during the 2.5 years of incubation at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre located in Treliske, Truro.

In order for the business to continue it’s growth, it was recognised that the best form of delivery would be by both running the programme alongside nursery provision and also by the business locating itself in the right area to meet demand.  Upon advice from their business incubation manager, the company successfully applied to the Grow on growth Fund allowing them to relocate to the Heartlands, a unique development combining economic, social, environmental and cultural activities.  The project now links a working nursery for children in a deprived area, to engagement of the parents for better outcomes for their children in Cornwall.  As a first step the uniquely placed new nursery will provide a centre of excellence in familial engagement, acting as a showcase upon which the company will build best practice holistic family-centred approaches, growing outwards from the heart of Cornwall.

Read more about the project in the below article:

Cornish CIC doubles in Turnover