Let’s build a sustainable future for St Ives
Imagine a St Ives where residents and visitors are happy and healthy, where work pays and where businesses can prosper through a commitment to planet alongside profit. Imagine a St Ives where traditional and modern, young and old can collaborate, learn and contribute to making our town inclusive, creative, connected, ambitious, sustainable and resilient.
St Ives Workstation CIC aims to establish a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in St Ives. We want to build pathways that enable people, environment and economy to work together to make a greater difference for St Ives Bay in terms of resilience, prosperity, wellbeing and planet.
What is a CIC?
St Ives Workstation CIC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) registered with Companies House, governed by a Board of Directors. A Community Interest Company is a special form of non-charitable limited company, which exists primarily to benefit a community or with a view to pursuing a social purpose.
Bayspace St Ives
Our first project is Bayspace; a modern, flexible space for micro and small companies in the heart of St Ives. Alongside an innovative Enterprise Project Office, there will be hot-desking and collaborative meeting areas, conference and workshop facilities. There will also be a flexible space for sole-traders and others to deliver services, workshops, demo’s and activities from maker/craft workshops to app development training and much more.
Bayspace will provide a physical hub that will have space and resources to play a front-seat role in consultation, training, studies, awareness-raising and projects to improve the quality of life for people living and working in St Ives.
Meet the Team
Larry left Cornwall at 18, secured a business degree and qualified as an accountant in industry. After a career as FD, CEO and Chairman in the textiles, garments, footwear and environmental sectors he returned to Lelant after 40 years. He now works with SMEs in West Penwith helping them achieve their strategic goals. Larry is passionate about everyone having opportunities to maximise their potential in rewarding and sustainable employment.
Rowena is an experienced business consultant, leader and programme director for cultural, social, environmental and enterprise projects in the public, private and voluntary sectors; in particular around strategic development, fundraising, philanthropy and project management. She is co-author of St Ives Local Economy Plan and is a Board Member of West Cornwall Local Advisory Group and St Ives Town Deal. Rowena lives and works in St Ives and is passionate about Cornwall – its environment, heritage, economy, and most particularly its sustainable future.
Anette is a Senior Finance Manager, Project Manager and MBA who worked for international companies in Europe. When she and her husband moved to Cornwall, Anette decided to leave the corporate world and turn her skills to social enterprises and projects. It is her ambition to create comprehension of what impact actions can have on financial figures. As a supporter of the transition movement, collaborative projects that regenerate communities are especially close to her heart.
Carolyn is Chief Executive at Cornwall Based charity CLEAR Emotional Trauma and Therapy Specialists. She has 40 years of experience in leadership roles, working across public, private and voluntary sectors. Carolyn also ran her own business development consultancy, supporting social enterprises with strategy, funding and partnership development.
Born and brought up in St Ives, Carolyn spent much of her early years at St Ives Youth Club which her Dad, Pat Hudson ran as a volunteer for over 25 years.
Jim is passionate about driving positive change through entrepreneurship and innovation. At the University of Exeter Jim manages the formation of spin-out companies, collaborative RD&I projects with industry and delivery of entrepreneurial skills programs.
Jim has founded businesses across leisure, retail, product design and hospitality sectors including a shop and paddleboard school in St Ives harbour. He is Director of Keebunga Company and Co-Founder of sustainable technology start-up; Build Solar.
Get In Touch
If you would like to find out more about St Ives Workstation CIC or any of our projects then please get in touch using the form below or call us on 01736 80 88 00
Fernlea Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2BH
01736 80 88 00
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