2017 Revaluation – draft rating list live from Friday 30 September

  This Friday sees the draft 2017 Rating list available to check the new Rateable Values for nondomestic premises which will be effective from 1st April 2017.   This revaluation is long awaited and follows the two year postponement from April 2015, with current rates bills being based on pre-recession values from April 2008 and the economic…

Little Piece of Cornwall, the county’s exciting new online marketplace!

This October, Leven Media Group is launching Little Piece of Cornwall, an online marketplace celebrating premium Cornish products. Showcasing the best merchandise from Cornwall’s finest gift shops, artists and designers, Little Piece of Cornwall allows the many people who hold Cornwall close to their hearts the chance to enjoy it, wherever they may be.  …

Alliop loyalty app launched in Truro

Alliop, a new customer loyalty app, was launched in Truro on Friday at the Hall For Cornwall. Alliop is set to replace traditional customer loyalty cards with a smartphone app that can be virtually stamped when a purchase is made – providing insights for businesses and rewards for customers. Businesses in Truro have been given…

Robinson Reed Layton bring young apprentices on board

Robinson Reed Layton, the Cornish firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, have announced the addition of three new Accounts Assistant Apprentices to their growing team in the firm’s offices.   Alisha Stone, Charlie Penhaligon and Jack Elliott started at the firm in August 2016, and are all aged between 16 and 19. Alisha has become a…

Cornwall’s first TEDx event brings inspiring speakers to Truro

  Cornwall’s first TEDx event took place on Friday, 9 September and was a resounding success, with inspiring talks on topics from marine conservation, searching for life in space and grief to genetics.   Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives, TEDxTruro…

BCC response to Jeremy Corbyn MP’s speech at the Labour Party Conference

Responding to Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn MP’s speech at the Labour Party Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General of the BCC, said: “While businesses agree that investment in infrastructure and skills is crucial to the UK’s future success, many will be concerned that Jeremy Corbyn is already reaching for the tax lever by asking…

Clean Cornwall – Turn on the Tap

Inspired by the original and popular Bude BeachCare Refill scheme, Clean Cornwall – in association with St Austell Brewery and Surfers Against Sewage – is taking the battle against littering to the next level with Turn on the Tap, a countywide free water refill campaign. Turn on the Tap aims to turn off the flow…

European Funding For Technology Park in Cornwall

More than £6m of European funding has been secured to develop a technology park and advanced manufacturing workspace on the outskirts of St Austell.  The investment will attract high value businesses and create skilled jobs that will be a catalyst for new opportunities in Cornwall. The Carluddon Technology Park will provide the capacity and infrastructure…

Rise in recommended lawyers for Stephens Scown

A leading Cornish law firm has seen the number of its lawyers based in Cornwall recognised by Legal 500, an independent guide to the legal profession, increase by six. Eighteen of the firm’s teams were also ranked, with the family, dispute resolution and inheritance and trust disputes teams receiving Tier 1 status. Stephens Scown LLP…

BCC and members attend Chancellor’s roundtable

  This evening, Chancellor Philip Hammond hosts a private roundtable with BCC President Francis Martin, Acting Director General Adam Marshall, and business from across the Chamber Network, representing all nations and regions of the UK. Following the historic vote to leave the European Union, the BCC and Chamber businesses from across the country will update…