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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    As of 10 November 2017, the PharmaLex Group, a leading specialist provider of development consulting, regulatory affairs, quality management & compliance, as well as pharmacovigilance, has completed the formal merger with TRAC Services Ltd (TRAC). TRAC, based in Redruth, was founded in 2001 by Jonathan and Sarah Trethowan.  The company offers a full suite of regulatory affairs services to the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    To support Small Business Saturday, HMRC is offering help and advice to self-employed workers – including start-ups and existing small businesses – with a series of free webinars. From starting out, to record keeping and business expenses, HMRC can give you the help you need. Record keeping for the self-employed: How to keep records, set up a records system and how long to keep them ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Last week the winners of the biennial Cornwall Manufacturers Group awards were announced, recognising the very best and brightest of manufacturing talent in the county. Top business leaders, exporters, apprentices, community projects and innovations were celebrated at a special ceremony hosted by Mike Rigby, UK Head of Manufacturing for Barclays and attended by over 150 of the counties business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Thanks to a generous pledge from Alex Patrick CBE DL, Hall for Cornwall (HfC) is excited to be taking part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, a match funding initiative where your donation can be doubled. HfC’s original 1997 development was essentially the frst phase of bringing an underused and neglected building back to life as a theatre and community building. The development was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    It’s been a difficult week for the BID (Business Improvement District) Camborne team. The Christmas tree their working group had chosen as a centrepiece for this year’s festivities had been pilloried nationally and locally for not only being ‘shabby’ but a contender, according to The Sun, for ‘the worst Christmas tree in Britain’ title.   All very dispiriting for a group of local people who, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Twenty-year-old Ellen Curnow, from Redruth, has won the Accountancy Apprentice of the Year title at the 2017 Cornwall Apprenticeships Awards.   A former Pool Academy pupil who went on to do A Levels in Human Biology, Psychology, Maths and Chemistry at Truro College, Ellen joined Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants as an apprentice after deciding that she didn’t want to go to university. Now in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Another seven members of staff have earned their five-year badges at The Headland hotel in Newquay – bringing the total number of employees who have worked there for more than five years to an impressive 29, almost a fifth of the workforce.   The hotel’s owners, John and Carolyn Armstrong, hold a special dinner to acknowledge their long-serving staff each year. In recognition of the milestone ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Apprentices, their families and colleagues came together on Friday night to celebrate in style as Truro and Penwith College played host to the 2017 Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards.Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM presented the awards with support from Cornwall-wide business sponsors to recognise and reward the exceptional achievement of 39 shortlisted learners and employers involved in ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Sunday, November 19, 2017
    Fowey vintage lighting shop Any Old Lights scooped Retailer of the Year at the Western Morning News Awards, which recognise excellence in businesses throughout Devon and Cornwall. Any Old Lights, which sells reclaimed and new nautical and industrial lighting, also won for their  contribution to community life. Owners Nick Griffiths and Sinead Hanks  run the Love Fowey website as well as helping ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Stephen Chidgey’s ‘continued commitment to the community’ has been praised by Cornwall councillor and St Columb Major mayor, Paul Wills.   Councillor Wills was visiting Mr Chidgey’s eco self-catering property, The Old Barn, Tregonetha, with local MP Steve Double, climate change consultant Luci Isaacson and Jon Meyer, owner of Elemental Gin which operates from the farm next door.   A passionate ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
         16 Nov 2017  For Immediate Release   Cornwall Style takes on the world  Calling Cornish Creatives: Export for Growth seeks creative cohort to take to international trade show to help Cornwall style be recognised worldwide  The Export for Growth initiative, delivered in Cornwall by our Chamber of Commerce, has secured 15 Cornish creative businesses an excellent international ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Business owners and entrepreneurs in Cornwall have been helped to take their business to the next level thanks to free management and coaching taster sessions.Delivered by the TEF Gold-rated Truro and Penwith College, the ESF funded, Higher Level Skills taster sessions aim to raise aspirations for individuals across Cornwall in a range of subject areas including Coaching and Mentoring and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Local Tax Expert Steve Maggs, Partner at Robinson Reed Layton, the independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Cornwall, is hosting a free breakfast Autumn Budget summary on Thursday 30th November 2017 at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth, exploring the full impact of the Chancellor’s announcements.   In anticipation, Steve ‘Mysitc’ Maggs commented on the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    Cornish businesses are receiving support to develop their workforce through a new resource that has been created by a leading local College. The free ‘Business Toolkit’ has been designed by Truro and Penwith College to help employer’s access advice and guidance on employee development and financial support for a variety of training programmes. Initially focusing on the Truro area, Business ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Fowey-based Any Old Lights have been chosen as one of the top 100 small businesses to represent this year’s Small Business Saturday event, and are asking other small business owners to get involved. The 100 winners were announced in The Guardian and Any Old Lights are one of just two Cornish companies to be granted the honour. Cornwall has one of the highest proportion of small business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    The latest factsheet from PKF FRancis Clark looks to summarise our understanding of the main (non-bank, non-asset backed) sources of funding potentially available to businesses in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (IOS) as at November 2017.  Click here to view the factsheet
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Ignition, a leading provider of vehicle and asset finance for UK SME’s, has made the Western Morning News Fast Growth 75 list for the fourth year running, this year climbing 32 places to 19th position.  Compiled in partnership with accountancy firm KPMG, law firm Stevens Scown and Shawbrook bank, the list is the ‘who's who’ for businesses in the Devon and Cornwall region that have grown and ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    On 3 November the first meeting of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board took place and an open letter, signed by the board, can be viewed here 
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
     A leading Cornish law firm has increased its rankings in Chambers UK, the independent guide to law firms that has just released its 2018 edition.   Stephens Scown LLP, which has offices in St Austell and Truro, has retained its Band 1 ranking for its family, private client, corporate and rural teams.    The firm has also seen its rankings increase for four further teams, with its social ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    In a truly inspiring day, Truro Cathedral was the impressive setting for two ceremonies celebrating the graduation of nearly 700 students from across the world and communities across Devon and Cornwall. Graduands, friends, families and dignitaries were captivated by guest speaker Lucy Edge, a leading figure in Cornwall’s growing space industry as the founder of Avanti Communications Spacecraft ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Visitor parking charges at Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, near Padstow, have raised £700 towards the National Trust’s ongoing conservation work at Trevose Head – one of Cornwall’s most prominent and beautiful headlands.   The total is made up of all proceeds taken from visitor parking in the last year and represents the holiday park’s commitment to preserving and protecting the local ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    The latest Quarterly Economic Survey is now live and ready to capture the voice of business in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on the key areas of the economy.  This is your opportunity to tell it how it is when it comes to the way the economy impacts your business in the Duchy. In addition to the regular questions, this quarter the survey seeks to measure the appetite for a generic Cornwall ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Hawaii and Great Barrier Island off New Zealand are just two of the exotic places that a new Cornish calendar is being sent to. Other overseas destinations include, in order of popularity, Australia, the USA, Canada and Europe.   Whilst the UK and the Duchy itself remain Evocative Cornwall’s best sales markets, the company’s new owners Ewan and Pen McClymont, from Point near Devoran, are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    Creativity, an eye for detail and a passion for sustainability and renewable energy have led to a string of recent awards for Stephen Chidgey, from Old Barn Tregonetha, near Padstow.   Not only has he won gold for the second consecutive year in the Self-Catering Property of the Year category of the 2017 Cornwall Tourism Awards (CTA) – having won gold in the South West finals in 2016 - he’s also ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    Patrick Langmaid, the owner of Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park near Padstow and newly launched luxury self-catering complex Martha’s Orchard, has won this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ accolade.   According to Visit Cornwall Chief Executive Malcolm Bell, the award is a fitting tribute to a man who has championed the Real Living Wage, regularly fundraises for ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    Cornwall Plus, the company that lets out university student accommodation to visitors in the summer, has won silver in the International Visitor Experience category of this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards.   The Penryn Campus-based team lets out 1500 rooms during July and August and around 20 per cent of guests come from overseas – particularly Germany and other parts of Europe. All proceeds from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    The front of house team at The Headland hotel in Newquay have been singled out for the ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ accolade at this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards.   The trophy adds to their recent shortlisting in the Hotel Catey’s Front of House Team of the Year category – the only hotel in Cornwall to achieve such a prestigious nomination.   “I’m so proud of the team’s exceptional ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Saturday, November 04, 2017
    It’s that time of year. The nights are drawing in, party season has started and most of us are beginning to panic about Christmas presents.   With all that in mind, The Headland Hotel in Newquay is celebrating its third spa birthday with a Christmas Sparking Gift Fair on Friday 10 November from 2pm to 7pm.   Entry is free and the first 60 guests will also get free goody bags. There will be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    Martha’s Orchard, a new luxury self-catering complex in Constantine Bay, has been awarded a Bellamy Gold Award and been officially recognised as a ‘Honey Bee Friendly’ park. The site has also earned its first 5 in 5 badge for its wildlife-friendly hedgerows.   Consisting of two newly-built houses and seven lodges, Martha’s Orchard was officially opened by Visit Cornwall Chief Executive Malcolm ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    Foot Anstey's Real Estate Group has advised Burrington Estates on its latest acquisition in the South West in the village of Trispen on the outskirts of Truro as the house builder continues its expansion across the region. The fast growing business currently has six new build developments confirmed this year with two sites in Truro, Exeter and Plymouth which will see 250 new homes brought to the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, November 02, 2017
      2 November 2017  For Immediate Release    Save Cornwall’s CropsA shortage in migrant workers is leaving Cornwall’s food crops untended in fields  There has never been a more important time to find what the future is for Cornwall, following uncertainties around the UK's future position out of Europe.  One such uncertainty lies in the imminent situation of the shortage of EU migrant workers ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    Save the Date! Wild Futures, the world renowned primate welfare and conservation charity which runs The Monkey Sanctuary, has been accepted onto the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Thanks to fantastic support from West Country businesses, the charity has match funding so that donations made between 28th November to 5th December will be doubled! A massive thanks to Cornish Farm Produce, Bromhead ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    Learners across Cornwall are getting the opportunity to learn a range of practical skills, including electrical, plumbing, woodwork and tiling thanks to a new apprenticeship. Aimed at learners who prefer to learn in a practical, hands-on way, students will work on a variety of maintenance tasks needed to maintain a high level of quality in either domestic or commercial premises. Cornwall College ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Education
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    First published by The Times Red Box, 30 October 2017 BUDGET 2017: FOCUS FIREPOWER ON GROWTH NOT GIVEAWAYS We stand at critical moment for the UK economy, as we begin to prepare for when the country formally leaves the European Union.  That makes this autumn’s Budget more vital than most - as this is the moment when Government must set the foundations of our economy post-Brexit. Business will ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Work smarter with the Growth Hub Growth Hub On the Road brings the Town Takeovers to Newquay for a day of FREE networking events and business workshops on Tuesday 7 November. Companies and budding entrepreneurs are invited to meet the Growth Hub team and find out about the range of support available to businesses in Newquay and book a free business review at a delicious free networking breakfast ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Under new rules just announced by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), an accountant’s certificate is now required to prove a farmer’s eligibility to claim under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).   The European Commission has asked the RPA to carry out the additional checks on claimants who have less that 36ha of land but received more than 5,000 euros in 2016 and have also been inspected in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Cornwall-based public relations and marketing consultant Sue Bradbury has written a new book entitled ‘Secret Cornwall’.   Published by Tor Mark Press, ‘Secret Cornwall’ is a practical and informative guide to some of the county’s less well-known but intriguing places of interest, including St Nectan’s Glen, Nancekuke, Nanjizal Bay and Dozmary Pool. There are also suggestions for where to eat or ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    A £600,000 challenge fund is being launched on 1 November for businesses who could provide technology solutions for Cornwall’s health and social care challenges.  Led by the E-Health and Productivity and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC) project team, the fund will be launched at a conference at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro on 1 November.  The EPIC team will be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    The Atlantic Hotel in Newquay, North Cornwall were proud to be announced “Modern Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018” by The Luxury Travel Guide. The Luxury Travel Guide commented: “The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement you should be proud of. We are ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, October 27, 2017
    Success of Newquay Business Week 2017 Newquay Business Week 2017 was a resounding success and highlighted the increasing popularity of Newquay as a place to do business in Cornwall. According to BID Director Jenny Briant, of Britanic Industries Ltd, “This year saw Newquay Business Week continue to build on the success of previous years. The week delivered a varied calendar of topics, carefully ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    More than 120 business people from all over Cornwall gathered at Goonhilly Earth station to hear about the exciting opportunities that the use of digital technology creates for business growth.       They were attending a one-day ‘Connect to the Future’ technology showcase event organised by Superfast Business Cornwall, which looked at how digital technology could boost business ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    An alarming study has revealed that more than a third of global businesses are unsure whether they are compliant when it comes to data privacy.The study, sponsored by Watchguard Technologies, found that 37% were unsure if they needed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, which comes into force on 25th May ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    With caps neatly arranged and gowns pressed and straightened, Truro Cathedral was bursting with excitement as it saw hundreds of graduating University level students from Truro and Penwith College take to the stage to receive their well-deserved awards. Full to capacity, the Cathedral hosted almost 1000 supportive friends, family and fellow classmates who gathered to give each and every one of ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Good to see some of you at last week’s Big Breakfast event at the Eden Project. If some of what we said in our presentation about digital opportunities hit the mark, we’ve put together some great half price digital offers. These include: •Filming a promotional video about your business (2-3 minutes) + a shorter (30 second) template edit for £1,500 +VAT•Site-Wide Takeover on piratefm.co.uk, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    With the deadline looming for digital VAT returns, accountants at Truro and Falmouth-based Lang Bennetts are offering practical help to clients who are changing to cloud-based book-keeping software.   For those who are VAT registered, the need to keep digital records is obligatory from April 2019. All tax-payers, however, can expect to submit online returns within the next few years. That means ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Renowned for his contemporary furniture and lighting, lovingly handmade from sustainable timber using the age-old art of steam bending, British designer, Tom Raffield, has made quite a name for himself on the world design stage. Having discovered the technique of steam bending while studying product design at Falmouth College of Arts, the Cornwall-based designer, whose creations can be found in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    The Economic Growth Service have sent us the latest Economic Intelligence on Cornwall's Labour Market Analysis. Whilst you can read the full report here, we have picked out the key findings below:   Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)•The total JSA figure for July for Cornwall was 2,435.   Since June numbers in Cornwall have decreased by 125 or 4.9%.   •The July figure for Cornwall was the lowest ...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, July 20, 2017
    Cornish-based dental social enterprise Smile Together has made a significant investment in it’s Brighter Smiles campaign to improve the oral health of children up and down the country. The community interest company has appointed Vikki Bendle as its first Brighter Smiles campaign manager following the launch of initiative in March - on World Oral Health Day. Vikki, has over 29 years experience ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce members IU Energy have been named as ‘Regional Consultancy of the Year’ at a major awards ceremony in London.   The company were singled out by a prestigious judging panel at the TELCA Awards 2017 – Energy Live News’ annual celebration of excellence in energy consultancy.   The panel, which included senior energy public and private sector experts, paid tribute to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, 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
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Advertise your business at Cornwall Cricket’s Big Day! Truro Cricket Club is hosting Cornwall Cricket’s biggest day of the summer on Sunday 25 June.  Teams from Somerset, Devon and Cornwall will be taking part in the Treleavens Trophy, a day of T20 cricket.  For non-cricketing enthusiasts, T20 cricket is the shortest, less boring (!!) format of the game with each match lasting around 2¾ hours. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Dear Chamber Members Thanks again to those of you who were at my session at the Business Breakfast this week.  I hope that the talk illustrated the potential benefits of becoming a business partner of Cornwall Cricket.   Collectively, our 69 clubs spend well in excess of £1,000,000 on goods and services each year and we can also offer access to the spending power of over 5,000 people on our ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Sir Richard Branson launches the first ever Voom Tour, taking the national competition on the road to find the best new business ideasThe Voom Bus will visit communities across the UK and Ireland over the next six monthsSir Richard Branson hits the switch that sends Voom Fibre liveCornwall's Crowdfunder confirmed as key partner Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Media Business recently launched Voom ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    British Chamber of Commerce - President’s Update The significant change to our political and economic landscape that began in 2016 has picked up real pace right across the UK since the beginning of 2017. Against a backdrop of solid economic performance that has defied the forecasts of many economic experts, we have witnessed the triggering of Article 50 which fired the starting gun on Brexit ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    CORNISH STAIR COMPANY TOWERING WITH LONDON ICON SUCCESS Working with the UK’s most iconic buildings, alongside one of the world’s most elite law firms and a global number one CRM giant, Helston based Spiral UK are reaching giddy heights of success. Having recently won two new contracts, the specialist stair manufacturers are installing helical stairs in the Gherkin and the Salesforce Tower, two ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Robinson Reed Layton Raise Over £4,000 for Charity Robinson Reed Layton, the Cornish firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, have helped to raise £2,020 for local charity The Sunrise Appeal, and a further £2,020 for Meningitis Now, through a charity golf day at Killiow Golf Club. The event, which was jointly hosted with Jacksons Wealth Management and Seven ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Dear Friend, I am writing to ask your business to support the work of the new Cornwall Cricket Trust. This new charitable organisation has been set up to provide much needed financial support to good cricketing causes in the Duchy. I am really excited about the challenges which lie ahead and, as the Trust’s first Patron, I want to do everything I can to ensure that we hit the ground ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Hewaswater Engineering- Open Day Hewaswater Engineering – Open Day, 23rd June 2017, 12pm-4pm, Hewaswater Engineering Ltd, St Austell ​ To celebrate the opening of our new processing facility which coincides with the 70th anniversary of Hewaswater Engineering Limited, we are holding an open day on the above date. We would like to invite Cornwall Marine Network members to be part of our ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    German-British Chamber organises seminar: “Entering the German Market: Business Opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia” The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is holding a seminar on “Entering the German Market: Business Opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia” in London on 14 June 2017. The event is aimed at British companies planning to enter the German market and those which have ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    BCC: UK economic growth loses momentum Commenting on the preliminary UK GDP figures for Q1 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:“The preliminary estimate of UK GDP growth indicates that the UK economy suffered a slight loss of momentum in the first quarter of the year, following a strong end to 2016. That said, quarterly ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once–in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 16 & 17 year olds across England.   It is a unique four week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society. On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Message from Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce                                    This morning (April 24) I wrote in the Times’ Red Box on the General Election being a new source of uncertainty for businesses. The BCC will shortly release its election manifesto, and will engage with all political parties to ensure the interests of business are represented ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    The Headland hotel in Newquay is celebrating a bumper start to this year’s main tourism season – with all indications showing that 2017 could be the ‘year of the staycation’.   Over the Easter weekend, 883 adults, 193 children and 63 dogs were accommodated - filling every one of the hotel’s 39 self-catering cottages and 96 bedrooms. Around 2000 meals were served across the weekend in The Terrace ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    South West businesses urged to step up cyber security •    One in five UK businesses reported a cyber-attack in the last 12 months •    Cyber-attacks can risk finances, confidence and reputation •    Tough penalties for businesses who do not take steps to protect personal data Businesses across the South West are being urged to step up their cyber security after a recent report by the British ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Calling all veterans!  Sailing charity launches crew search for Round Britain Challenge 2017 Turn to Starboard is launching a recruitment drive with a difference – to find adventure-seeking military veterans for another round-Britain sailing expedition on board a classic tall ship.  Last summer the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’ set sail on the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge 2016. The crew ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    PKF Francis Clark is delighted to present our 10th annual Finance in Cornwall event, which has become an integral part of ‘Cornwall Business Week’.   This seminar features presentations from sources of grant, debt and equity funding, as well as business support agencies operating in the region. The presentations will be short and sharp giving the delegate a basis for an assessment of which ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Demand for a new Innovation Centre in East Cornwall – Business Survey Thomas Lister, together with Amion Consulting and Stratton Creber Commercial, have been appointed by Cornwall Council to assess whether there is the need or demand for a new Innovation Centre within East Cornwall.   The purpose of the study is to identify and quantify levels of demand for the creation of new workspace and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Falmouth-based web design and marketing agency Eight Wire are delighted to be working on this year's Falmouth Week Programme! A much-loved annual event, last year saw over 100,000 attend the thrilling sailing regatta and enjoy the exciting line up of activities day and night.  We are proud to be designing this year’s glossy guide which has a print run of 20,000 and covers all the shoreside ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Mind the gap: mandatory gender pay gap reporting For the first time, the biggest employers in the South West will have to measure and then report on how they pay men and women. A local HR expert is advising all local businesses – large and small - to review the way they set their pay rates. By Spring 2018, organisations that employ 250 or more people will be obliged to publish annual data on the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Autodesk Fusion 360 - Day-long Workshops - May 9/10 Introductory workshop - Tue 9 May - 9.30-17.00 £49Attendance capped at 20 Advanced workshop - Wed 10 May - 9.30-17.00 £99Attendance capped at 8LocationCarvynick Country Club, Summercourt TR8 5AF(a 5 minute drive off the A30 just north of Truro) OverviewMastering 3D design is increasingly critical for tomorrow's engineers, product and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    TEDxTruro 2017 to focus on inclusion, connection and optimism The eagerly anticipated second TEDxTruro event will take place on Friday, 27 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the theme for 2017 is ‘Beyond Barriers’. TEDxTruro 2017 will focus on inclusion, optimism and connection and its speakers will challenge the audience to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    BCC: Big business mainly hit by cyber-attacks, but all need to improve security One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The survey of more than 1,200 businesses across the UK found that 20% had been hit by a cyber-attack in the last 12 months. Big ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    BCC: Inflation weakening UK growth Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Although the inflation rate was unchanged in March it is still above the Bank of England’s 2% target. The continued elevation in costs at the factory gate suggests that ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Natwest and Coodes SolicitorsAn evening with Antoine Cousot Antoine Cousot is trying to achieve what very few men have achieved before - to sail single-handed with no assistance, no modern technology, non-stop around the world. It is 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston first achieved this and with the Golden Globe Race starting in June 2018, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Snap General Election – impact on tax already emerging Steve Maggs, Tax Partner at Robinson Reed Layton, Cornwall’s independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, has advised that the snap election from a tax perspective appears logical. A mandate provided following a successful General Election campaign would enable the Tories to wipe the slate clean and be free from ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Cornwall Food Foundation is celebrating following the achievements of its FoodWorks programme. The charity behind Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall launched the programme in 2015 following a successful Crowdfunder campaign.   The 2015 campaign that raised £40,000 from 182 backers kick-started the community food programme and allowed some of the most hard to reach, vulnerable people across Cornwall ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Winning its largest contract to date, Hewaswater Engineering is helping to secure the future of clean water by providing the steel fabrication behind the new £60m state-of-the-art Mayflower water treatment works in Plymouth. Working alongside Balfour Beatty and Interserve as part of South West Water’s H50 engineering delivery alliance, the St Austell based engineering firm are manufacturing the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    CCB (Cornwall College Business) NEBOSH delegates achieve results well above national averageEnables delegates to manage risk effectively and safely in the workplace Successfully completing the NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) course, held at Cornwall College St Austell, results in a general certificate that is the most widely held health and safety ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2017
    CORNISH companies have topped the awards list at this year’s Microentrepreneurship awards in Cardiff with both Clayworks of St Keverne and ISO Spaces of Truro winning awards. Nominated by Responsible Finance provider, SWIG Finance Adam Weisman of natural plaster company Clayworks was presented with the Microentrepreneur for Sustainability award and Ben Treleaven of bespoke shipping container ...read more
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    Monday, April 10, 2017
    An innovative approach by Cornwall Cricket has opened up new opportunities for Cornish businesses to sell their products to cricket clubs and supporters across the whole of the South West.   In a link up with Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire cricket, business partners of Cornwall Cricket now have access to over 700 clubs and over 50,000 cricket supporters on the combined ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    The last two months have seen local holiday letting agency Cornish Horizons welcome more properties to their quality portfolio than ever before. A record number of new properties have joined the company in February and March, taking the total number to an impressive 475.   Cornish Horizons is a local, family owned holiday cottage agency that covers the whole of Cornwall. With over 25 years’ ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    Since 2014 Talent Match Cornwall has supported over 400 long-term unemployed 18-24 year olds living in Cornwall. The project helps its members re connect with the world around them and explore worlds of work so that they start to get a sense of how their unique interests, aptitudes and passions can be of value and act as the foundation for their future. Working with businesses is a really ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    A leading local law firm, which was recently named UK Law Firm of the Year, has won a hat-trick of national awards. Stephens Scown LLP, the current holder of the British Legal Awards’ UK Law Firm of the Year title, has won three awards in the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2017. It took home the titles in the Best Managed National Firm, Best Leadership of a Mould-breaking Firm and Best ...read more
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