“When I was starting out and because the business model was completely novel, what Fishy Filaments really needed were friendly faces with thick address books. While the Cornish business scene is welcoming and well connected even then it sometimes takes one or two key people to see the links and bring people together. For me and my business idea Paul Holmes at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce was one of those key facilitators. We met at a Chamber of Commerce event and he took the time to understand what a random stranger had to say for himself, saw what was needed and set me on a course that ended up with funding for a radical new local business."
- Ian Falconer,
We thought Cornwall Business Fair was an outstanding success from every point of view. The organisation was first class, the new venue worked brilliantly and the whole event had a positive feel. We made some great new contacts.
- Jeremy Ward,
"The seminars [at Connected Cornwall] I attended were perfectly pitched to develop the knowledge of Cornish SMEs on how to begin and test their implementation of digital tools and strategies. Many of the business leaders around me expressed how they now felt empowered to go back to their teams and/or suppliers to ask the right questions from a position of strength and knowledge."
- Jim Payton, Transform Cornwall
Newquay Hypnotherapy has achieved more than a 500% return on its membership investment this year, and that’s including the cost of breakfast/lunch/supper and fuel, and I also have a corporate client, which I wasn’t even looking for, whom I met at the Business Fair over a sandwich at lunchtime!
- Adam Pearson, Newquay Hypnotherapy
I just wanted to say thank you to the Chamber for putting on an excellent Business Fair on Wednesday. I’ve realised that the official measure of these events is the Buzz Factor, and Wednesday’s Business Fair in the Ben Ainslie centre had High Buzz for us.
- Robert Rush,
PFA Research Ltd.
It was a privilege to hear the 2 great speakers at the High Tea event which shows the desire and enthusiasm of the business community to drive Cornwall forward
- John Sharpe,
Although being a mature business, relocating to a new area of the UK is challenging to even the best of us! Cornwall Chamber has been the most supportive partner for this activity, of course having a USP helps "Being the only HR professionals who sits on Employment Tribunals here in the South West".
The Chamber recently ran a well attended Business Fair and Matrix ER/HR Ltd had a stand for the first time. At the show it was a fantastic day of developing connections and whole hall buzzed! Now following on, it's great to be exploring new business with a wide range of companies that can benefit from HR support.
Thank you Cornwall Chamber for supporting my business.
- Rachel Hewitt-Gray, Matrix ER/HR
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