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    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CORNWALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL BE HELD AT THE GALLERY, EDEN, ON TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER COMMENCING AT 08:00AM  AGENDA  WELCOMEToby Parkins, PresidentNOTICETo confirm that proper notice of the meeting has been given.MINUTESTo approve the minutes of the meeting of 18th October 2016.ELECTIONSBoard of Directors The following Directors ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has continued its investment in developing lawyers of the future by appointing twelve new trainee solicitors on 4 September 2017 increasing their Trainee Programme population to twenty four. The new Trainees each commence a two-year training contract with the firm which sees them work in at least six areas of the law, with leading Foot Anstey partners and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Top 40 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, has continued its solid growth with the recruitment of 24 new trainees this month, taking the total number to 30 in the past twelve months. The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate, restructuring and advisory services to businesses and private wealth advice to individuals, has seen organic turnover increase by 12% to £22.3m in the past 12 months. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Robinson Reed Layton, the independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Cornwall, are celebrating the news that their Accounts Assistant Alisha Stone has been shortlisted for Accountancy Apprentice of the Year, whilst the firm have been nominated for SME Employer of the Year in the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards 2017.  Alisha, one of six apprentices currently ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    200 University level students were given a first taste of what to expect from their new course following a successful Fresher’s Fair at the TEF Gold-rated Truro and Penwith College.The students, from a range of different backgrounds, ages and locations, attended the College’s dedicated University space in the Fal building ahead of starting their courses on Monday.Applied Psychology student Chelsea ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Staff at a Cornish company are celebrating after being chosen to work with one of the UK’s most respected conservation charities.St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) has secured a prestigious three-year contract with the National Trust, working with the charity to provide printed materials for its properties across the South West. SAPC is now the National Trust’s only preferred printing supplier ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 20, 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 GDPR – the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, which comes into force on 25th May 2018. The study, which examined the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Heathrow urges action on ‘stifling’ aviation tax in new plan for growth   Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flightsProposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Launceston based KCS Print are shortlisted for SME of the Year at the annual Print Week Awards. The Oscar’s of the Print Industry, they are held at the glitzy Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Mayfair.    Beating a record number of applicants they e are now hoping to get our hands on one of print's most prestigious gongs in front of an audience of over 1000 of our print peers. The black tie dinner ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Ultramed Investment Opportunity Ultramed was born out of a chance meeting on the Gatwick to Newquay flight of the co-founders. Ultramed provides health technology for people and has rapidly gone from concept to commercial products now being trialled in the NHS in 5 sites across the UK. MyPreOp an online preop assessment program that patients complete themselves, freeing up the nurse to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Leading representatives from some of the most innovative technology businesses in Cornwall gathered recently at a roundtable facilitated by National law firm Foot Anstey. The businesses met to discuss ways in which those operating in the sector could work together to overcome challenges and stimulate growth. Attendees included Headforwards, Allen & Heath, Bluefruit, Microtest, LumiraDX, Pure ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Cornwall Live has launched the first ever Cornwall EDGE Awards, with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub and Skills Hub, to celebrate the success of the digital business industry in Cornwall. The EDGE Awards – Excellent in Digital, Gadgetry and Entrepreneurialism – will be driven by the stories of the people and businesses that have helped make Cornwall one of the fastest-growing tech ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Robinson Reed Layton, the independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Cornwall, have calculated that their work helped clients claim almost £150,000 from HMRC in 2016 alone due to Research and Development Tax Credits.  Steve Maggs, Robinson Reed Layton’s Tax Partner, commented: “I’m delighted that our work helped our clients reclaim almost £150,000 in tax last ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    One of the UK’s largest solar panel cleaning companies based in St Agnes has significantly improved its productivity with the purchase of new specialist machinery. A Cleaner Generation, launched in 2014 by Paul Wheeler and Chris Pound, initially cleaned solar panels locally in Cornwall and gained expertise through working in partnership with Natural Generation for a German client. In 2016 A ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Commenting on the labour market statistics for September 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The continued rise in employment, coupled with falling unemployment, is further evidence that the UK jobs market remains resilient, with firms continuing to recruit despite a softening economic ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    The Headland Hotel in Newquay has been shortlisted in the Front of House Team of the Year category in The Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2017 awards – the third successive year that the hotel has made a category shortlist and the only business in Cornwall to be featured. First launched in 2007, the Hotel Cateys celebrate the most successful hotels, hoteliers and hotel employees across the UK. Last week, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    Half of UK businesses have faced skills or labour shortages in the last year, but only a minority are actively looking overseas to fill vacancies, according to a survey released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with Middlesex University London.  The annual workforce survey, based on the responses of over 1,400 business people, found that 48% of firms had ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    The funds raised will enable the Company to commence exploration activities on the ground in Cornwall. The initial focus will be to collate all relevant data on lithium occurrences in Cornwall and to assemble this in digital format. The company intends to integrate surface and underground data in order to prioritise the best locations for subsequent drilling and sampling. Such exploration is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    The route for the £1.6 billion A303 upgrade near Stonehenge a key part of the ‘South West expressway’, has today been published by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.  Linking the M3 in the South East and the M5 in the South West, the ‘expressway’ will upgrade this key route and improve journey times for millions of people. This major investment will support economic growth and tourism in an area ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Growth Hub On The Road returns refreshed and ready for a new programme of Town Takeovers this autumn, starting in Liskeard on Tuesday 26 September.  The day begins with a free business networking breakfast at Liskerrett Community Centre. Businesses from across South East Cornwall can find out more about the Growth Hub’s guidance service and book a free business review with tasty pastries and hot ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    The Department for Local Government and Communities (DCLG) has announced £40m funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. The fund aims to help SMEs in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to raise productivity and extend UK trade. It will direct funding towards businesses that are neither ‘start-ups’ nor ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    BT is offering more free work placements to help young people in Cornwall get ‘work ready’ and prepared for their future careers.  The ten day course, combining hands-on work experience with coaching and training, is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.   Work placements are a great opportunity for people to build confidence and learn practical work ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 08, 2017
    As part of The Engine Room programme, SSE Cornwall’s FREE business development workshops and tailored support will help you get started in turning your idea into a social enterprise.   Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by social enterprise experts, the Engine Room offers:  •networking with like-minded businesses and entrepreneurs•coaching and mentoring from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    Royal Mail have informed us that regrettably the Post Office in Foxhole will be closed temporarily. Here in Cornwall, places like Foxhole are remote rural locations, in which these services are vital to residents. Royal Mail would like to urge retailers in the area to provide the space for the Post Office to run within them. If you know anyone who is interested please pass on the following ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, September 07, 2017
    Businesses of all sizes and descriptions throughout Cornwall are being invited to think connectivity at our FREE conference being held at Healeys Cyder Farm, near Newquay, on Tuesday 14 November. With handpicked workshops tailored to benefit Cornwall’s businesses all under one roof, this is set to be the best FREE business event of the autumn. An impressive line-up of speakers includes local ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    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
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    The Western Morning News Business Awards put Cornish and other South West businesses in the limelight and are highly revered and sought after. Each year, the awards discover and celebrate new talent. Could this be you? At Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, we encourage businesses to get involved in local awards such as these to gain contacts, exposure and recognition. With categories ranging from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    Truro and Falmouth-based Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants have taken on three more apprentices this summer, bringing the total they now have under training to five.   Kieran Trewhella, 18, from Truro, Shakira Thomas, 17, from Helston and Joe Hayes, 31, originally from the Isles of Scilly and now living in Constantine, join Ellen Curnow, 20, currently in her final year of her three-year ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    One of Cornwall’s oldest and best-known law firms is pleased to announce the internal promotion of three of its staff: Christopher Gilbert, Catherine Hendry and Melanie Rowe.   Moving from solicitor to associate, Christopher Gilbert, who specializes in Wills, probate, trusts and later life care, states, “It is always a good feeling to know that the organization you work for values your skills ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, September 01, 2017
    Ambitious teachers and trainers can now take a more innovative approach to studying an education and training degree in Cornwall thanks to the new flexible structure of the University level course.  The BA (Hons) Education and Training degree at Truro and Penwith College has been redesigned to reflect the ever-changing modern education system and its proposed alterations over the next five ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    Since 2009, The Venus Awards has been influential in connecting thousands of business owners. This year, for the first time, the awards are coming to Cornwall. Cornwall Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the awards, as firm supporters of Women in Business. There are still sponsorship opportunities available in the categories Employer of the Year; Marketing and PR; Small Business of the Year; ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    CORNWALL’S leading holiday letting company, Cornish Horizons, is proud to be the major sponsor of the 2nd annual St Ives Shanty Shout. There are over 20 groups taking part in the festival including Cape Cornwall singers, The Pirates of St Piran, Bamaluz Bootleggers and many more. The event which will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November in a range of venues across the town, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    Business leaders are supporting a proposal to create a purpose built student village on the outskirts of Penryn.The backing comes after concerns were raised about the impact that a proposal student site on Kernick Industrial Estate would have on local jobs.Two of the businesses already face parking disruption on the estate, which they believe is caused by students, and are worried about future ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    A group of Cornish businessmen are swapping their day jobs for the stage in order to support mental health charities.By day the trio are a director, a training consultant and an acupuncturist, but by night they become incarnations of Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook as Blackout - Cornwall’s newest punk and new wave cover bands.The band is made up of singer Simon Foxhall, from Blue Flame ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    The history of brewing may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of professional development courses, but thanks to an innovative approach being taken by one training provider in Cornwall, that is exactly what’s in the curriculum. Responding to the request of one of its largest clients, Truro and Penwith College’s Business Training team has recently been training staff at ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    A St Austell company has teamed up with Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) to help poorly children and their families get creative during their stay.   St Austell Printing Company is donating some of it’s scrap paper to CHSW, which is being used in their ‘messy play’ rooms for arts and crafts.   The CHSW team came to pick up the latest collection of paper from SAPC’s factory on the outskirts ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    The UK is the 9th largest manufacturing nation in the world, employing around 2.7 million people and accounting for 10% of national economic output.  It is a vitally important industry and one we should all celebrate at every turn.Cornwall’s strong manufacturing industry is a valuable contributor to this dominant sector, delivering £800m to the local economy annually and this year’s Cornwall ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Have you nominated for the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards? Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 11th September, giving you just two weeks to get your nominations in. Don't lose this unique opportunity to recognise the efforts and achievements of your Apprentices and to raise awareness of your fantastic Apprenticeship programme and the opportunities it is providing. The awards evening promises to be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Click here to view the floor plan for Cornwall Business Fair 2018 Note: All spaces marked YELLOW are UNAVAILABLE  
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Click here for a copy of the stand booking form for Cornwall Business Fair 2018
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Aspiring teachers and professionals have gained their first taste of a career in education after two successful, free taster sessions. From defining characteristics of a good teacher, to teaching English to speakers of other languages, the sessions introduced 21 attendees to a new way of thinking about the ever-changing education system and how they could become a part of it. With the objective ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education
    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    One of our members, Philip Henwood from 4Eyes, went to London recently to attend an event. With some time to spare in the day, we advised him to attend the the British Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Education Summit. The general theme was how to increase youth participation in commerce such that young people want a career in business and arrive with relevant skills. Leader of the Labour ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, August 24, 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.   Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, said: “The QES is the government's insight into how ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Every couple of months PKF Francis Clark looks to update their Finance in Cornwall Factsheets which summarise sources of grants, debt (non-bank & non-asset finance) and potential equity opportunities available to businesses for the Cornwall and Isle of Scilly region.   Click here to view the latest version 
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Last week Ian Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Harris Begley Financial Planning and Vice Chair of Cornwall Chamber Council, attended a series of events with Tim Cooper, the CEO of Wellbeing Services to promote the Wheal Busy Project.  Wellbeing Services are a new concept for United Response and they wanted to demonstrate the commercial support which they receive from Cornwall businesses and how ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    St Austell Conference Centre has launched a brand new website as the popular venue continues to grow and evolve. The site was launched this week and is designed to not only show off the facilities on offer, but also share advice for anyone planning an event or presentation. Matt Bunt, Marketing and Communications Manager said: “Our spaces are modern and professional, so we needed a website ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    St Mellion International Resort presents an excellent opportunity to meet Cornwall & Devon businesses in the area, all in one suite whilst enjoying the surroundings of beautiful St Mellion, only 15min from Plymouth! The event takes place on 1 November 2017.  Full details and booking instructions can be found here
    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
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Miracle is an award winning touring theatre company with a reputation for producing inventive, intelligent and enjoyable theatre productions, suitable for all generations. For over 36 years they have popping up and performing unexpected and extraordinary places: ancient sites, gardens, castles and beaches across Cornwall. This summer Miracle ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, 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 19, 2017
    The University of Plymouth's Careers & Employability Service are pleased to invite employers to our Part-time Jobs Fair is being held on Wednesday 4 October 2017, 11:00 - 15:00, Plymouth University (Bookings open)This event is for you if:•you currently have part-time or seasonal staffing requirements•you would like to employ staff with new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach to your business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, 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
    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.4% to 1.5%. Its expectations for growth in 2018 and 2019 remain unchanged at 1.3% and 1.5% respectively. Despite the slight upgrade to our outlook for 2017, growth over the next few years is forecast to remain anaemic – and well below historical averages. Despite slower than ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    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
    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 these Business ...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
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    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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    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 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
    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
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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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