Building Better Opportunities’ to help disadvantaged people in Cornwall

A partnership of ten Cornish organisations has been successful with two stage one applications for the ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme covering South, East, and the Coast to Coast region of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Building Better Opportunities is a project jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The…

National Dementia Awareness Week Marked by City Project Linking UK and China

From (L-R): Abigail Gascoyne, International and Welfare Officer, and Jessica Randall, Head of International Development at City College; Ian Sherriff Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry; Teresa Gardner, Director of Business, Hospitality, Care and Science, and Fiona Horrell, Head of Partnerships at City College. National Dementia Awareness…

New sports clubs for visually impaired people in Cornwall

iSightCornwall is encouraging visually impaired people across Cornwall to try out new sports with the introduction of specialist judo and tennis clubs as the charity celebrates its 160th year. Tennis for players with visual impairments is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and local tennis coach, Paul Roberts, is keen to help people of…

The search is on for the UK’s most enterprising place

The UK’s Enterprising Britain Awards 2016 are open for entries. The Awards recognise and celebrate the best in developing culture and in supporting SMEs to grow. Applications are welcome from Local Authorities, LEPs, Education establishments, as well as a range of public or private sector partnership initiatives from across the country. There are four categories…

Tor de Force

Fast-growing foreign exchange agency TorFX has been crowned Cornwall’s Business of the Year, at the Cornwall Business Awards. The Penzance-based company, which has recently opened an Australian office, claimed the overall Winner of Winners prize, as well as the awards for Customer Focus and Employer of the Year. Earlier at the ceremony, organised by Cornwall…

Mental Health Toolkit Launch

Please check out ‘The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers’ that has been launched this week to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers aims to help employers take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health and supports those who have mental health problems. The interactive resource…

New brand for finance provider

Managing Director, John Peters with the SWIG Finance team Regional not-for-profit funding provider, SWIG Finance has rebranded. South West Investment Group Services Limited known locally as SWIG Finance, has updated its logo to match its trading name and is launching at Cornwall Business Fair on Wednesday 11 May at the Eden Project. Managing Director, John…

Rising stars win promotion at leading South West law firm

(Left to right, front to back: Elizabeth Newson, Ellie Hibberd, Ben Jones, Ben Wheeler, Richard Slater, Peter Cooper and Justin Butt)    A leading South West law firm has promoted seven of its ‘rising star’ lawyers to associate and senior associate roles. The promotions have been made across a number of the firm’s teams including…