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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    The team at Smile Together Dental CIC were delighted to be part of the UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day) on Friday 29 June 2018.  A national campaign led by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) to help raise awareness of the growing relevance of employee ownership to the UK economy.   Multi award-winning Smile Together has around 100 employees and provides community and general dentistry ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Digging the way to a brighter future, Cornish GCSE History students uncovered the past with an archaeological Norman Castle mock dig that took place at a local College. Complementing the current GCSE History syllabus, the project unravelled ‘the Normanization of England’ at a more practical level and gave students the opportunity to become an archaeologist for the day with a more hands-on ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Commenting on the labour market figures for July 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Robust jobs growth, together with another drop-in unemployment, is further evidence of the continued strength of the UK labour market.  “The second successive slowdown in regular pay growth is disappointing. This means that earnings ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Taste of the West Awards sent out a team of experienced, professional judges to independently “mystery shop” the hundreds of establishments within the South West who entered their prestigious awards, Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar are thrilled to have been awarded top marks and the coveted Gold award for 2018 Taste of the West is the largest regional awards scheme in the UK, with none other than His ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership with Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch company, has selected Spaceport Cornwall as an ideal location to operate and deliver one of the first launches of its LauncherOne system outside of its US home. The last British rocket - Black Arrow - that sent a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    Over 500 Cornish, university-level students proudly received their results this week and those graduating are now looking forward to embarking on their next career adventure.The adult students came together at Truro and Penwith College on Friday to collect their results and share successes with fellow students and their lecturers. It has been a positive year of University-level results for Truro ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 13, 2018
            13/07/2017  For Immediate Release    Get free digital skills at Connected Cornwall  People and businesses from the length and breadth of Cornwall can learn about getting online and boost their digital skills for free as Google brings Google Digital Garage at Healey’s Cyder Farm once again this year on 14 November 2018.  Google Digital Garage is a place where anyone can come and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Cornwall & Isles of Scilly success with Careers Hub bidCornwall and the Isles of Scilly is to become one of just 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ across England to help transform careers education for young people following a successful bid led by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  Careers Hubs are made up local schools and colleges working together with universities, training ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Eight community business leaders in Cornwall have graduated from the prestigious Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with Power to Change. The graduates have completed a six month learning programme at the School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall and will receive a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000 each.The Community Business ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Education, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Almost 390 pupils at Trenance Learning Academy will be improving their oral health thanks to Ocean Housing's support for Brighter Smiles – Cornwall’s oral health campaign. Their support sees the company join a growing group of organisations committed to reversing the continuing trend of avoidable tooth extractions from children in Cornwall – a serious public health issue which sees around 20 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Commenting on the release of the UK government’s long-awaited White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “At last, businesses have a more comprehensive understanding of the Government's aspirations for the UK's future relationship with the European Union.  “This vision should not have taken two years and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Over £15k raised for charity after a huge show of support from ROC 5K runners Hundreds of people have turned out for an amazing race to help raise vital funds for a charity which helps people with disabilities.  Runners took part in the annual ROC 5K charity fun run on June 26 in Truro and have helped to raise at least £15,600 for the disability charity United Response, with more funds ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said increasing uncertainty within the Cabinet should be motivation enough for businesses to get “clued up” and prepare for Brexit’s eventualities.CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Kim Conchie said “Whilst politics may be dominating the headlines, getting prepared for Brexit starts by developing a strategy."Many businesses in Cornwall are confident and our work with ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    There are many benefits to joining Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and this month Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is focusing on connectivity. With over 70 networking events annually, your membership offers you the opportunity to learn from the wide range of professionals within the Duchy. It also, crucially, offers you the platform to engage with the business community, passing on skills through ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Camborne’s regular Friday produce market is going to be boosted throughout July and August with the addition of stalls run by local arts and craft makers.   Situated in the town’s main square, the market has long been a favourite with local residents and visitors keen to buy from independent traders like The Cornish Spice Man, Little Cornish Deli, The Puffin Devil (specialising in handmade ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Mylor Yacht Harbour has applied to Cornwall Council for pre-planning advice amid its widespread consultation into a project which could see more than £1 million invested in a small and sensitive extension to its existing marina. A formal and informal consultation process is being held well in advance of MYH submitting a full planning application for a scheme which could provide berths for thirty ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Papers/Research, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Newbury electrification work starts this Monday 9 July and runs until Thursday 12 July.  The line will be open on Friday 13 July and for the weekend of 14 and 15 July.  It then closes on Monday 16 July and will not re-open until Sunday 5 August. This line closure includes weekends and weekdays.  More details including diversionary routes, bus times and alternative car park arrangements are on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Monday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey, and a lead indicator for UK GDP growth. Based on the responses of over 6,000 businesses, the survey suggests that UK economic conditions remain sluggish, despite a modest improvement in activity in the second quarter of 2018. In ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    Cornwall Council is calling on the UK Government to ensure that the UK continues to access Pan-European funding programmes that are open to non-member states, so that Cornwall’s businesses and communities continue to benefit from the skills, expertise and co-operation across a number of sectors and grow the local economy. The Council says that continued access to funding will contribute to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    What is it with us Brits? We work so hard that we don’t have time to take holidays? Unfortunately although it may look great for your career that you are working so hard, it can be counter-productive.In the UK we now have a legal entitlement to 28 days holiday each year (proportional if you work part time) with some employers generously adding extra days on top of this. But research from Glassdoor ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Trust chose the University of  Exeter’s (ESI Cornwall) recent business event at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm ‘Future Focus – Creating a Buzz for the Environment’ to officially launch the newly formed independent Cornwall AONB Trust together with the Trust’s new Environment and Landscape Fund (the ELF).Cornwall AONB Trust has set up the ELF to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    Access to mobile services is a basic requirement of business today: it’s essential to consumers and for linking people and communities. Despite welcome progress in network rollout, businesses across the country still report areas of no mobile coverage. That’s why the British Chambers of Commerce has launched a campaign calling for No More Not Spots! To help us identify gaps in coverage and to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    Over half of UK businesses did not attempt to access finance in the last yearOne-in-two businesses that did seek finance did so because of cash flow Investment intentions are focused on incremental investments Over half of UK businesses have not attempted to apply for finance over the past year amid limited investment intentions and weakening cash flow, according to new research released today ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    With the summer holidays fast approaching, The Headland Hotel in Newquay is giving visitors the chance to enjoy an evening of relaxation and fine food with their new Summer Spa & Dine offer.   Available after 6pm between Monday and Thursday, those attending will be able to make full use of the 5 bubble rated spa facilities - which include a hydrotherapy pool with bubble seats, hot tub, sauna, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    Last week in Parliament, Heathrow expansion was backed in parliament with a 296 majority, demonstrating the confidence MPs have in the expansion project. Their decision is a huge vote of confidence in Britain, and sends a proud signal to the world that we are open for business as one of the best connected, great trading nations. At no cost to the taxpayer, expansion will connect every corner of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    Cornish bakers have partnered with a leading College to tackle concerns over an ageing workforce in professional baking and create an Apprenticeship that is the first of its kind. Prima Bakeries and Warrens Bakery are two big names that have been working in partnership with Truro and Penwith College over recent months to look at attracting young people into the profession. Discussions have ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 03, 2018
    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK – and says the government has managed to make limited progress on just 2 of the 23 issues where clarity is urgently needed so that firms can plan their trade following the UK’s departure from the EU.  In the aftermath of June’s European ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 03, 2018
    The Online Book Company, based at the Penryn Technical Innovation Centre, was appointed by the World Health Organization to create an interactive Leaving Book for a longstanding member of staff upon his retirement. Jonathan Haward from The Online Book Company says "many companies are turning to us to produce their Leaving Books.  Being online it is very easy for members of staff and former ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Through the British Chambers of Commerce #ShareYourNotSpots campaign, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has learned that 27 reports have already been received from residents that have zero mobile phone signal where they live or work.  The majority of reports so far have come from users of EE Mobile so the list has been shared with Chamber member BT to help them influence the need for improved coverage ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    It’s Wimbledon and that time of year when tennis becomes a popular spectator sport. Whilst millions of us love watching, however, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) statistics reveal a continuing decline in participation rates – currently 3.4% year on year, according to the newly published Sport England Active Lives Survey.   In Bodmin, on the other hand, tennis membership at the town’s leisure ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    With the Met Office forecasting that the current warm weather is due to continue this week, here are some tips for businesses to make sure they are using water wisely:Check for any leaks inside premises and get them repaired quickly.Water grounds with harvested water where necessary. Do not water grassed areas – they will recover when it rains.Only carry out maintenance that requires water when ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Spread the Word about business support and WIN!!  The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub have today launched a prize draw to win an exclusive package of business support* worth £3250:A Cornwall Council Rover pass for one year’s free parking 12 month membership of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce1 year free membership of FSB Connect networking and events1-2-1 mentoring support from Unlocking ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Join us at our Head Office for a free seminar to assist with problems that, in our experience, employers commonly encounter.  The issues addressed will include tips on dealing with long-term sickness absence, successive short-term absence, performance management and social media.
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Available between 2nd – 15th July, The Headland Hotel will be celebrating Wimbledon by ‘serving’ up a very special afternoon tea with a tennis-themed twist.   Guests will win ‘game, set and match’ with specially created treats including delicacies inspired by strawberries, cream and all things summer, all accompanied by loose-leaf Tregothnan tea.   Served in the hotel’s Victorian ballroom with ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    A medical glove fitted and manufactured by Redruth-based DM Orthotics has been modelled alongside Tommy Hilfiger clothing by seven-year-old Jai Srinivasan.   The Runway of Dreams show, which took place in New York where Jai and his family live, promotes the differently-abled community in the fashion industry.  Jai, who has cerebral palsy, was thrilled to take part.   “He has used many other ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    A webcam designed to promote the beauty of St Austell across the world has been well-received, racking up thousands of viewers in just three months. St Austell Conference Centre, which is part of St Austell Printing Company launched the webcam in March 2018at their landmark premises at Carclaze. It has now racked up 20,000 unique viewers. Beth Mayman, Operations Manager said: “So many people ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Local business director Maxine Tregenza from Cornish Essence has scooped a European Leadership Award at the 2018 final of the Junior Achievement (JA) Europe Enterprise Challenge in Latvia. The final brought 16 start-up businesses together from 15 countries. All of the businesses had received recognition at national level and attended to compete for the European Enterprise of the Year Award ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has recently attracted seven new businesses to sit on its Member Council which has the responsibility to represent the collective interests of the membership and act as the sounding body for the Chamber by enabling discussion and debate.  It comprises up to 25 representatives from members who actively champion the work undertaken by the Chamber and assist in the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    More than £460,000 is being invested into modernising and refurbishing Better, Helston Sports Centre. Due to begin later this month, the work will include the construction of a brand new gym.     The gym will be created from a new mezzanine level, knocked through into the current studio, and filled with top of the range Technogym equipment. The existing gym will be transformed into a larger ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Commenting on the publication of the NAO report on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Delivering CDS in time for March 2019 was always going to be an ambitious project, and it is perhaps unsurprising, although concerning, that it has been necessary for delivery timeframes to be moved. “While it is ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Cornish housing provider, Ocean Group, has unveiled its latest community initiative with the installation of a portable defibrillator unit at their Head Offices in Stennack Road, St Austell.The idea, which originated from their staff suggestion scheme, has now come to fruition thanks to the efforts of staff fundraising, matched by the Ocean Group. The device was commissioned this month by the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    The new BEIS Business Basics Fund was launched on 26 June by the Minister for Small Business, Andrew Griffiths MP. The fund will help improve the productivity and performance of small and medium businesses in England. We’re looking for ideas from within your communities to test ways of encouraging small, medium enterprises (SMEs) to take up existing technology and business practices that we know ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Truro and Penwith College and the Eden Project are launching apprenticeships in two new subjects.The College is a key strategic partner for Apprenticeships at Eden and both already support apprentices in Business Administration and Marketing. From September the outstanding-rated College and Eden will also start offering two new programmes in Hospitality and Human Resources. Applications for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    How wonderful to have bright, sunny weather and long days. A real tonic for the soul. But if you work outside, working in the sunshine can have a real impact on your health. Traditionally many builders would take off their tops and wear shorts whilst working in the sun, but those days seem to have gone.  The recent case where builders working in the hot sun at a site in Chertsey found a way around ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    On 2nd June Hall For Cornwall had a spectacular closing performance by local band The People’s String Foundation, who used the opportunity to launch their latest project RES PUBLICA! with a 32-piece orchestra.    Our exciting and ambitious project to transform the interior of our Grade II* listed building into a modern cutting edge venue is now moving into its construction phase. Once the site ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    The fleet of a Cornish fishing dynasty has been re-joined by its latest “as new” crabber, fresh from a significant re-fit at Mylor Yacht Harbour and helped by what could be the last major tranche of European funding to improve health, safety, efficiency and working conditions in the fishing industry.The Cygnus 32 fishing boat Tizzardlee-on is the Gilbert family’s second vessel placed in the expert ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    •24% of firms have never heard of Making Tax Digital, which comes into effect next April for VAT•Only 10% of firms know ‘a lot of details’ about the switch to the digitised tax system Ten months ahead of its planned introduction, an alarmingly high proportion of UK businesses have little or no awareness of HM Revenue and Customs’ flagship Making Tax Digital project, according to new research ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Commenting on the vote to approve expansion at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “Finally! Business has been waiting years for decisive, cross-party action in the national interest - and decades for the expansion of our main gateway to the world.    “Now that Heathrow expansion finally has a green light from Parliament, it must ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Rob Vivian, CEO of Cornwall-based PureComms, has won the South West Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Corporate Responsibility (CSR) Award.   A keen advocate of healthy outdoor pursuits, Rob recently raised more than £3000 for Children’s Hospice South West by undertaking an arduous coast to coast trek in Costa Rica - contributing to a grand total of £13,200 raised by PureComms over the past 5 years ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Cornwall Law Society welcomes back Professor Dominic Regan - the most prolific speaker on legal issues in the country today - to deliver his Civil Litigation Update for 2018. The 'lawyers' lawyer', Dominic provides advice to a number of Govern,ent departments including The Ministry of Defence and HM Revenue & Customs. He is also a special advisor to the Association of Costs Lawyers. The Seminar ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Education
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Leading South West events company Hale Events Ltd, who organise Expowest Cornwall, have just pulled off a major coup by acquiring one of the UK’s biggest festive shopping shows to add to its busy exhibition calendar. The incredibly popular Christmas Shopping Fayre, held annually at Exeter’s Westpoint, regularly attracts tens of thousands of festive shoppers. Little wonder too with the show ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Commenting on the draft rules on the EU Settlement Scheme statement of intent, published today by the Home Office, Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The guidance published today will be welcomed by employers and EU employees alike. It provides clear information on the status of EU nationals resident in the UK and those who arrive during the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 22, 2018
      Government ready to act for the first time to reserve slots for domestic flightsHeathrow expansion expected to strengthen existing routes and provide new connections with domestic airportsNew competition on existing routes could lead to lower prices    The Government has confirmed it is committed to intervene to reserve slots at Heathrow for flights to airports in nations and regions around ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Leading professional services firm, Bishop Fleming, has been awarded Gold status by the independent customer services agency, Investor in Customers (IIC), in its latest survey of clients and people. The firm, which delivers accounting, tax and advisory services to businesses and private wealth advice to individuals, has been recognised for its “exceptional” service to clients in its third ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Cornwall rural businesses to potentially miss out on one of the last chances to secure European capital funding, warns small business of the year FOLK2FOLK.  A total of £138 million in LEADER funding is available to rural businesses across England between 2015 and 2020, but the grants are not being applied for due to lack of awareness and lack of initial finance for projects that LEADER funding ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    What once started as a novel way to keep in touch with friends all over the world has fast become a daily addiction for people everywhere, and for some, even a replacement for verbal communication with people in the same building – heck, even in the same room! Whether you love it or hate it, resist it or embrace it, the phenomena of social media is everywhere. Whether you consider it a blessing ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans to bring a new and dynamic series of events to the business community in the form of Cornwall Festival of Business, which will start in 2019.   The business community has long enjoyed Cornwall Business Week as the peak of the Spring business season; and this will be complemented by the Autumn Festival from 28th October-1st November 2019. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    On Saturday 7th July Better, Newquay Sports Centre will be holding an Open Day with a range of free activities available for the whole family to try.   Running between 11am – 3pm, visitors will be able to take part in activities including climbing, gymnastics, trampolining, squash and rounders. There will also be soft play available all day as well as toddlers football – all offered at no ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    On Saturday 30th June Better, Truro Leisure Centre will be holding an Open Day to celebrate their recent refurbishments.   Following the charitable social enterprise, GLL, taking management of all Cornwall’s leisure centres on 1 April 2017, significant changes have been made in Truro with the refurbishment of the gym and creation of a brand new ‘changing village’. This includes a full refresh of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has recruited a new Business Administration Apprentice. Dale Nettle joined the Chamber last month as a Business Administration Apprentice.  He will play a key role in the day to day activity of the Chamber by providing an efficient and effective level of administrative support to all areas of the business. As this is an Apprentice post, Dale will be able to work on a ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Stillness/Movement/FlowJohn Piper Solo Exhibition at the Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NL: 22 June – 21 July 2018 His work is held in collections across the world but a rare solo exhibition at the Penwith Gallery by one of the UK’s most distinctive painters will focus on the rugged part of West Cornwall which has inspired his work for more than 50 years. The West ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Chamber offers Brexit advice Cornwall Chamber of Commerce launches Brexit communications newsletter   Cornwall Chamber of Commerce conducted a piece of research with its members earlier this year and uncovered a resounding theme around businesses’ need for improved communications around Brexit.   As the voice of business, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is accredited by the British Chambers of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    After securing government funding to explore the possibility of redevelopment at Polgrean Place in St Blazey in 2017, Ocean Housing has now announced its intentions to redevelop the area. St Austell based housing provider Ocean Housing, will begin consultation with its residents this month, as it plans to bring a fresh breath of life in to the community in the area. Following in-depth studies, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    For immediate release 19 June 2018 WishFest – a taste of Bristol in the heart of the Cornish countrysideAs the beginning of Cornwall’s festival season has started off so well, revellers at WishFest get to dance with a conscience at 100% not-for-profit charity festival With its fantastic views, laid back attitude and abundance of green space, Cornwall has its fair share of festivals, many of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    A couple from the Midlands left their old lives behind and moved to St Ives in order to launch their own business and create a better life for themselves.Nick and Claire Gane left thirty year careers in Construction Management and Nursing and re-trained in cheese before starting their own boutique cheese shop, Cheese on Coast in St Ives.Nick says: “We wanted a complete lifestyle overhaul. I was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Propel and Access to Finance are offering a free one day workshop to explore financial forecasting for your marine business. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental differences between cash flow and profit & loss and be introduced to helpful tools for forecasting. It will enable you to take a proactive role in growing your profits and planning your cash flow. The workshop is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    Since the beginning of May, we have been inundated with last-minute panic-button calls for help in identifying GDPR compliance levels and advising clients on how to up their game. Here are our top tips for ensuring that the impact of GDPR on your recruitment activities doesn’t keep you up at night! Even unsuccessful job applicants who fall at the first hurdle have rights when it comes to how ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    St Austell based housing provider, Ocean Housing, have celebrated the development of 24 new affordable homes at Rowan Lane, Liskeard with an event on Thursday 14th June. Residents, neighbours and staff from Ocean Housing came together to share coffee and cake, and see the development officially opened by the Mayor of Liskeard, Christina Whitty. Phase 1 of the site, which consists of 20 homes for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, June 08, 2018
    Office & Interior Smart- have joined the Cornwall C100 Club  We are a growing family run business who started in 2003, we have built our way up to what we are today with the support of other local businesses.As an established local business with a close relationship with the community, and because supporting the community is so important to us we have joined the C100 Club, the business arm of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Miller Commercial have recently been instructed to offer an historic group of buildings known locally as Whites Old Workshops. The property has been in the same ownership since 1947 when the White family took it over and turned what was formerly a mix of dwelling houses, fish cellars and net lofts into a number of workshops and staff accommodation units. The workshops were used by a variety of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Strongbow Exploration Inc. has announced its intention to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has advised on the legal requirements of the planned admission to AIM, which is expected to be effective in June.  Sally Norcross Webb, a consultant in the mining and minerals team at Stephens Scown has been advising Strongbow for several years. She ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    A family-run Cornish company is vying for the Royal seal of approval after manufacturing a special souvenir to commemorate the upcoming royal wedding.  Working with games manufacturer Winning Moves, a collectable “Royal Wedding” edition of the popular card game Top Trumps has been designed by Winning Moves and manufactured by the St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) team at their purpose-built ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Together with their new partners Healey’s Cyder Farm, Saint Pira Pro Cycling Ltd are organising a weekend of cycling festivities that will take place on the 8th and 9th of September at Healey’s Cyder Farm. This event will cater for experienced cyclists as well as novices; there will be plenty of entertainment provided for the whole family, with kids ‘races’ on Sunday under the supervision of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Oh dear – more bad news for Facebook. The beleaguered behemoth of social media let slip – by way of a blogpost from their chief technology officer – that Cambridge Analytica may have improperly shared an additional 37 million user’s data – significantly up from the 50 million noted in earlier reports. Ouch! This will undoubtedly add to the concern that many users – both individuals and businesses ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    A St Austell-based company has installed a new webcam overlooking the bay in a bid to help promote the town around the world. St Austell Conference Centre, which is part of St Austell Printing Company has installed the webcam at their purpose-built premises at Carclaze. The camera provides a 24-hour HD live stream taking in the town and views across St Austell Bay. Beth Mayman, Operations ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    Ian Thomas, a senior associate and specialist in property litigation at Stephens Scown LLP, has been awarded Fellowship status of the Agricultural Law Association. He is one of only sixteen lawyers across the UK to gain Fellowship status this year.  The ALA promotes the understanding of agricultural law and gaining Fellowship status is its highest qualification.  The course covered all of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Perhaps more than ever – given recent political events – businesses in the UK are considering how they’ll continue to, or begin trade with other nations. For most companies of any scale & vision, having local language-specific sales & marketing brochures, information and tools has long been a given – whether or not they have offices, local representatives or subsidiaries “overseas”. But does ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Political, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    To keep up with increased workload St Austell Printing Company have kick-started a £1 million investment programme with a brand new state-of-the-art press which offers increased efficiency, capacity and a range of new product options. The family-run company has unveiled a Ryobi Mitsubishi (RGMT) Series SRA1 offset press, becoming the first printing company in the south west to embrace brand new ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    A Somerset woman has been awarded over £1 million in damages following a High Court case about the inheritance of a family farm.Lucy Habberfield, who was advised by the inheritance and trust disputes team at Stephens Scown LLP, received the substantial damages in recognition of the work that she had carried out at the family farm over a period of 30 years.  The case related to Woodrow Farm near ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Stephens Scown LLP has been included in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list for the fourth consecutive year.  At a glittering awards ceremony in London on 22 February 2018 Stephens Scown was ranked at number 33 in the list of 100 best medium sized companies to work for in the UK.  Fifteen people from a range of roles across the firm’s three offices went to the awards ceremony to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) is developing their next generation of printing experts with the appointment of two apprentices to their team.  Lucy Everett (18) and James Richards (17) have joined SAPC through an apprenticeship scheme facilitated by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF).  Lucy has joined as an apprentice print operator and James as an apprentice bindery ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) have celebrated reaching a major milestone – with the millionth pack of ‘Top Trumps’ to be printed in Cornwall rolling off the production line. Last year SAPC were awarded the contract by Winning Moves to print the iconic card game at their purpose-built factory on the outskirts of St Austell. This led to a major £500,000 investment in a specialist Rollem ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    The development of the South Crofty tin mine near Camborne has reached another significant milestone with the closing of a previously announced $7.17 million financing deal between Strongbow Exploration Inc. and its largest shareholder.Leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP acted as the UK legal counsel for Canadian firm Strongbow, negotiating and handling all UK security and deal ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hydrock, is delighted to announce the expansion of its office in Camborne to include specialists leading on building services design and geo-environmental engineering. Tom Shilton has relocated from Hydrock’s office in Bristol to lead the company’s building performance engineering offering. Tom was one of the first recruits into Hydrock’s national ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    As IT providers in Cornwall, we've worked with many companies whose business model is somehow related to the mining industries and heritage of the region. We were delighted then, when Datson Consulting, a well respected civil, structural and mining engineering consultancy practice approached our stand at last year’s “Celebration of Cornish Mining” at Heartlands – part of the Cornwall and West ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    A leading intellectual property lawyer has warned that EU trade mark and design owners – of which there are many in the South West – must act now to ensure that their intellectual property is protected once the UK leaves the EU. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has issued a notice to holders of EU trade marks, stating that unless there is an agreement to the contrary, after ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    At St Austell Printing Company, we’re passionate about helping as many people as possible to embrace the power of print. That’s why we’ve now made it even easier to find out the information you need. We’re always looking for ways to make it easier to get in contact with our friendly print experts – and we know that life can sometimes feel very busy. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new Live ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Award winning Cornish brewery, Sharp’s are the headline sponsor for a new production from internationally renowned theatre company, WildWorks this July.‘Wolf’s Child’ will run at the historic Trelowarren Estate, near Helston from 11th – 30th July; the show is the first WildWorks performance to be held in Cornwall for 10 years.The promenade production takes the audience on a magical adventure ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce launched its Business Plan at this year’s Cornwall Business Fair on Wednesday 17th May 2017.  Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, was keynote speaker at the launch and praised the document which explains how business in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can rise to meet the challenges of these uncertain times. The evidence for the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
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