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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    A teenage apprentice has been awarded a Highly Commended award in the Inspirational Young Worker category at a glittering annual ceremony. Falmouth-based Gemma Hughes, 19, is completing a Health and Social Care Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College and is working in CORMAC’s Community Services Division as an Apprentice Support Worker, delivering domiciliary care to vulnerable people ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Commenting on the trade statistics for March 2017, released recently by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The sharp deterioration in the UK’s net trade position means that trade is likely to have been a drag on UK growth in the first quarter of the year, following a strong performance in the previous quarter. This deterioration ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Firm favourites perform well plus some new surprises shine Once again South West food and drink producers have excelled themselves, and this week Taste of the West has had the honour of awarding 675 products Gold, Silver and Highly Commended Awards for 2017 in their Awards scheme sponsored by Old Mill. Please click here to view the full list. The Taste of the West Awards scheme, which has grown ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce launched the Chamber Innovation Investment Network (CIIN) during Cornwall Business Week this year. In conjunction with Plymouth University’s Innovation Centres and Mylor Ventures, free Investment Readiness events will take place to prepare a shortlist of companies seeking investment from Business Angels. There is a strong appetite (multi-£million) from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    South-West based energy consultancy IU Energy are celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. The company has been named alongside other leading consultancies from across the UK for two TELCA Awards - industry authority Energy Live News’ annual celebration of excellence in energy consultancy. IU Energy has made the shortlist for ‘Consultancy of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Stephens Scown – current holder of the British Legal Awards’ UK Law Firm of the Year title – has made a series of key appointments and promotions. Mark Chanter joins Stephens Scown as a consultant in its family team in Truro. Mark is a specialist in high net worth divorce and joins Stephens Scown from Foot Anstey’s Truro office. Jeremy Harvey has been appointed as a project ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Cornwall's leading holiday letting company, Cornish Horizons has raised over £4,500 in the first 5 months of its new initiative for the county’s Air Ambulance. Cornish Horizons, which has nearly 500 cottages in the county and offices in Padstow, St Ives, Fowey and Looe, is asking everyone who books a holiday through them this year to donate £2 toward its nominated charity, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Dear Employer We are looking for local employers to support Looe Community Academy in an exciting project running over the next three years. Your involvement would be minimal but impactful as the aims for the project are to support and prevent students at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) after school. Your role would be to offer students the experience of being ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Cornwall’s leading law firms and winner of the UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards, has revealed its year end figures, showing strong growth in the sector. Stephens Scown LLP, which has offices in Truro and St Austell, experienced growth of 8 per cent, taking fee income to £19.285m million in the year ended April 2017. In a year of uncertainty due to the EU referendum ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is working in Partnership with the Department for International Trade(DIT) to roll out a comprehensive package of export support worth over £4m aimed at businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the tailored support is available for those new to exporting as well as helping existing exporters to break ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE (NCSC): Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries recently, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind. But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Cornwall based graphic design and art direction practice A-Side Studio are the latest company to be confirmed as a sponsor for this July's production of Wolf's Child.  The graphic design and art direction practice, who count the Port Eliot Festival, Origin Coffee Roasters and Harbour Brewing Co amongst their clients, have been busy creating the stunning show artwork. A-Side director Ross ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Big things are happening at Hewaswater Engineering Ltd, with recent investments, aided by the Business Investment for Growth (BIG2) investment programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), capitalising on a year of exponential growth for the specialist steel fabrication and construction business. Celebrating its 70th year, the St Austell based family business has grown from a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Taste of the West is proud to announce the launch of its new and much anticipated ‘DIY FOODFINDER’ tool at www.tasteofthewest.co.uk - with the aim of making this the ”go to” website for visitors looking for quality food & drink in the West Country. The new innovative website tool has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience for visitors looking ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Love and ambition has seen a couple of student newlyweds travel from Taiwan to Truro and back again as they prepare for a new life overseas. Mike Saxton and Helen Lin travelled especially to Cornwall to complete English teaching courses at Truro College after discovering the courses and the College online. Helen, from Taipei, Taiwan studied ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to improve ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Topical history, heritage and archaeology exhibition launched Exploring Cornish Political History in the nineteenth century Similar reaction to post-Brexit politics in relation to the upcoming General Election Newquay Heritage Archive and Museum will welcome an extremely topical exhibition from FdA History, Heritage and Archaeology students at Truro and Penwith College this week. ‘Dirty, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Grace Williams, from Par, has joined award-winning Telecoms firm PureComms as their Human Resources Manager. Having worked with the Arcadia Group in London for seven years after leaving Truro College, Grace has spent the last year studying for a Masters’ Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Plymouth. Her thesis was on shared parental leave. “I’ve really ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Friday, May 19, 2017
    Being awarded an AA Rosette is always an excuse to celebrate – especially when it coincides with the second anniversary of the Executive Head Chef’s arrival. Christopher Archambault’s culinary expertise has taken him to Dublin, London and Canada but Cornwall has always been the place he considers home, which was why he was delighted to take on the role of Executive Chef at The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, May 19, 2017
    National Army Museum enlists ABG Design for signage duty On March 30th the new National Army Museum opened in London following a £23.75 million redevelopment of the Chelsea site supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. The museum has undergone a radical transformation providing a welcoming and interactive space of discovery divided into five permanent thematic galleries that includes over 2,500 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, May 12, 2017
    12 May 2017 For Immediate Release Cornwall wins 2 Awards at National Careers & Enterprise Company Conference Cornwall scoops two of ten national awards recognising achievements in the partnership between education and business at the Join the Dots Conference in Sheffield Over 200 delegates attended the annual Join the Dots Conference this week in Sheffield. Hosted by The Careers & ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    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 ...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
    Monday, May 08, 2017
    Teenwork Cornwall from Treviglas College, Newquay, has won the Company of the Year title at the 2017 Young Enterprise Cornwall Innovation Awards. The Year 10 team will now go through to the South West regional finals in Gloucestershire on 14 June. The entrepreneurial group of youngsters’ winning idea was to set up a web-based recruitment service to help local teenagers find part-time work. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Friday, May 05, 2017
    The Cornwall-based office of an award-winning telecoms firm has made a significant contribution to a record-breaking turnover. PureComms has recently posted year-end results that saw turnover increase to £2.1m – an increase of 56% on the previous year and well above the original target of £1.7m. First established in Bristol in 2009, the company opened an office on St Austell ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    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 ideas The Voom Bus will visit communities across the UK and Ireland over the next six months Sir Richard Branson hits the switch that sends Voom Fibre live Cornwall's Crowdfunder confirmed as key partner Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Media Business recently ...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 ...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 ...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 running! ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations (OLAF/HMRC) Aluminium Alloy Road Wheels and Solar Panels All businesses concerned in the importation of aluminium alloy road wheels or solar panels from the Far East should read this article and where necessary take urgent professional advice. It appears that businesses may have knowingly or unknowingly misdeclared the origin of importations of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    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 ...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, ...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 ...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 during the campaign and by the ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 £49 Attendance capped at 20 Advanced workshop - Wed 10 May - 9.30-17.00 £99 Attendance capped at 8 Location Carvynick Country Club, Summercourt TR8 5AF (a 5 minute drive off the A30 just north of Truro) Overview Mastering 3D design is increasingly critical for tomorrow's ...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 ...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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Natwest and Coodes Solicitors An 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
    Categories: Chamber
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    CCB (Cornwall College Business) NEBOSH delegates achieve results well above national average Enables 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
    Categories: Chamber
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    Since 2014 Talent Mat ch 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
    Categories: Chamber
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
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