Cornish Businesses Play Starring Role in the Future of Regulation

Cornish Businesses Play Starring Role in the Future of Regulation

Cornish businesses are supporting a project to shape the future of regulation in the Duchy, by appearing in a series of videos commissioned by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The six videos, which were filmed in businesses around Cornwall, will be released over the coming weeks, from 8th September, on

The films show how companies including Ward Williams Associates, work with their local regulators. The videos were commissioned to support Better Business for All, an initiative between businesses and regulatory services at Cornwall Council.

Daryl Hill, Ward Williams Associates

Better Business for All aims to take a business-led approach to improving regulation and show how working with regulators can save businesses time and money, improve competitiveness and help them grow.

It will also encourage more businesses in Cornwall to seek advice from regulators without fear of enforcement activity.

Better Business for All will make it quicker and easier for businesses to comply with the law and will ensure that regulatory staff better understand how businesses operate and the pressures they face. Plans include easier access to information, single points of contact, training for regulatory staff and lobbying Government on behalf of the business community to change legislation.

LEP Board Director Simon Tregoning said: “Reducing the regulatory burden on business is a priority for the LEP. Better Business for All is about business-led improvements to create a regulatory environment that promotes business success and provides public protection.

“I would like to thank all the businesses who are supporting our project by taking part in these videos. The films show how a good relationship between a business and regulators can save time and money and help a business to grow.”

Better Business for All is being managed by a steering group which includes small and large regulated businesses in Cornwall, the Federation of Small Businesses, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, the LEP and representatives from a cross-section of regulatory services at Cornwall Council (including Environmental Health, Licensing, Trading Standards, Fire, Planning and Building Control).

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP has been selected as one of just 11 early adopters of Better Business for All in the UK, a national initiative endorsed by the Better Regulation Delivery Office, part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The films were made by Cornish media production company KernowPods. – See more at: