• News for Chamber

    Monday, January 14, 2019
    An extraordinary Christmas cake created by head chef John Mijatovic has raised £500 for the RNLI.   The culinary masterpiece featured the Royal Duchy Hotel where John has worked for the last ten years, Falmouth seafront, Pendennis Castle and, in the sea beyond the beach, the Falmouth RNLI lifeboat.   Hotel guests and visitors were able to view the creation through a specially-constructed glass ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    An adult languages student has realised her dream after starting a job teaching at a private boarding school in China. Lisa Walker from Truro is currently the only foreign teacher at the school in Lishui in China. Lisa completed her CertTESOL course with Truro and Penwith College Business in March 2017 with no previous teaching experience. Lisa spent her first 18 months after the course working ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    Cornish sailors Steve and Rebecca Thatcher are not just fulfilling a decades-long ambition to live in sunnier climes aboard their yacht: they are doing so with the reassurance that their 42 foot catamaran 2B3 has one of the best under-water protection finishes the marine industries can provide.Before setting sail for the Mediterranean last Summer, the couple put their new Lagoon 42 in the expert ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Saturday, January 05, 2019
    More and more businesses are adopting a Smart Workforce Model because they want to tap into a wider talent pool, reduce overheads and improve productivity by circa 13% - but getting started can be a little daunting. With 20 years of successful smart working implementation in their back pocket, the Smart Working Revolution Experts have developed a nifty little tool that will help you understand ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, January 04, 2019
    The Apprenticeship Games for apprentices and their employers is back for 2019 following a successful inaugural event of challenges and competition. The games pitch companies against each other in a bid to find the region’s ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’, who will be handed the games’ specially designed torch.Taking place at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland during National Apprenticeship Week 2019 on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    Dream of a castle wedding on the Cornish coast?  Join us for the Pendennis Castle Wedding Showcase on Sunday 3rd March, 11am - 3pm.  See Pendennis Castle dressed for a wedding ceremony and reception and meet some of Cornwall's very best wedding suppliers. To book your FREE place, please contact PendennisHospitality@english-heritage.org.uk or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennisweddings  
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    Falmouth’s historic Princess Pavilion is kicking off 2019 with a brand-new menu and an exciting line up of events.   Available from Monday 7th January, the Garden Room restaurant will be offering a range of new dishes, including light bights, sandwiches, wraps and a variety of main meals - with meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options all available.   During the evening of Thursday 17 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Bodmin Jail has enjoyed a record year with more than 60,000 people visiting, including more than 2000 school children on educational visits.   Sixteen weddings, 60 conferences and 20 private functions have been held within the centuries-old walls, dozens of new product lines have significantly boosted retail sales in the on-site shop and hundreds of people have dared to take part in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Following the dramatic rescue of the 180-metre Russian bulk carrier off Gyllngvase Beach in Falmouth this week, hotel head chef John Mijatovic has decided to include the RNLI in his impressive Christmas cake scenario this year. Money raised from the culinary work of art, will also be donated to the charity.   Featuring the Royal Duchy Hotel where John has worked for the last ten years, the cake ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    If you have an interest in sustainability and how to mitigate rising energy costs our forward events schedule may be of interest. These seminars will be small and informal and are a unique opportunity for business managers to speak to leading suppliers and network with colleagues that are also looking at renewables to reduce their operating costs. Places are free but numbers are limited.         ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, November 22, 2018
    The team at St Austell Printing Company are celebrating after it was revealed they’ve been named a finalist in the prestigious Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2018.  Organised by TEVI, the CSA encourage, reward, and recognise the excellent work organisations are doing to improve their own sustainability while positively growing the natural environment in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  SAPC ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Phoneta are proud to announce itself as the FIRST Innovative Care Exhibition 2019 partner. The Care Network Group Ltd is proud to bring the first care show in the South West since 2008 for care organisation owners, managers and other service leaders across the South West and Phoneta's Marketing division will be assisting with the sales of the Exhibition stands. Richard Woods, Sales and ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Robert Camp, Managing Partner at regional law firm Stephens Scown, to its Board.The LEP has also confirmed the reappointment of three current directors for a second three-year term.They are Chair Mark Duddridge, who is a director of Rodda’s; Vice-Chair Professor Mark Goodwin, who is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, September 03, 2018
    Brexit ramifications rumble on and for several of our clients the news that EURid (the European Registry for Internet Domains) has decided that anyone without an EU postal address will not be able to own a .eu domain after Brexit, is another issue to factor in. Click here to read the full notice from EURid. If you have an EU postal address, we strongly suggest that you switch the registration ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, General News Article
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    The UK’s leading organic children’s clothing brand, Cornwall based Frugi, which currently has a £10 million turnover and 86 staff members has reaped the benefits of a tailor-made management development programme that was designed from ‘scratch’ by specialist coaching services provider, Oxford Innovation.  For 30 years, Oxford Innovation has been delivering exclusive coaching packages for high ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    A webcam designed to promote the beauty of St Austell across the world has been well-received, racking up thousands of viewers in just three months. St Austell Conference Centre, which is part of St Austell Printing Company launched the webcam in March 2018at their landmark premises at Carclaze. It has now racked up 20,000 unique viewers. Beth Mayman, Operations Manager said: “So many people ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans to bring a new and dynamic series of events to the business community in the form of Cornwall Festival of Business, which will start in 2019.   The business community has long enjoyed Cornwall Business Week as the peak of the Spring business season; and this will be complemented by the Autumn Festival from 28th October-1st November 2019. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, June 08, 2018
    Office & Interior Smart- have joined the Cornwall C100 Club  We are a growing family run business who started in 2003, we have built our way up to what we are today with the support of other local businesses.As an established local business with a close relationship with the community, and because supporting the community is so important to us we have joined the C100 Club, the business arm of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    A family-run Cornish company is vying for the Royal seal of approval after manufacturing a special souvenir to commemorate the upcoming royal wedding.  Working with games manufacturer Winning Moves, a collectable “Royal Wedding” edition of the popular card game Top Trumps has been designed by Winning Moves and manufactured by the St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) team at their purpose-built ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Oh dear – more bad news for Facebook. The beleaguered behemoth of social media let slip – by way of a blogpost from their chief technology officer – that Cambridge Analytica may have improperly shared an additional 37 million user’s data – significantly up from the 50 million noted in earlier reports. Ouch! This will undoubtedly add to the concern that many users – both individuals and businesses ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    A St Austell-based company has installed a new webcam overlooking the bay in a bid to help promote the town around the world. St Austell Conference Centre, which is part of St Austell Printing Company has installed the webcam at their purpose-built premises at Carclaze. The camera provides a 24-hour HD live stream taking in the town and views across St Austell Bay. Beth Mayman, Operations ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    Ian Thomas, a senior associate and specialist in property litigation at Stephens Scown LLP, has been awarded Fellowship status of the Agricultural Law Association. He is one of only sixteen lawyers across the UK to gain Fellowship status this year.  The ALA promotes the understanding of agricultural law and gaining Fellowship status is its highest qualification.  The course covered all of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Perhaps more than ever – given recent political events – businesses in the UK are considering how they’ll continue to, or begin trade with other nations. For most companies of any scale & vision, having local language-specific sales & marketing brochures, information and tools has long been a given – whether or not they have offices, local representatives or subsidiaries “overseas”. But does ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Political, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    To keep up with increased workload St Austell Printing Company have kick-started a £1 million investment programme with a brand new state-of-the-art press which offers increased efficiency, capacity and a range of new product options. The family-run company has unveiled a Ryobi Mitsubishi (RGMT) Series SRA1 offset press, becoming the first printing company in the south west to embrace brand new ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    A Somerset woman has been awarded over £1 million in damages following a High Court case about the inheritance of a family farm.Lucy Habberfield, who was advised by the inheritance and trust disputes team at Stephens Scown LLP, received the substantial damages in recognition of the work that she had carried out at the family farm over a period of 30 years.  The case related to Woodrow Farm near ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Stephens Scown LLP has been included in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list for the fourth consecutive year.  At a glittering awards ceremony in London on 22 February 2018 Stephens Scown was ranked at number 33 in the list of 100 best medium sized companies to work for in the UK.  Fifteen people from a range of roles across the firm’s three offices went to the awards ceremony to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) is developing their next generation of printing experts with the appointment of two apprentices to their team.  Lucy Everett (18) and James Richards (17) have joined SAPC through an apprenticeship scheme facilitated by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF).  Lucy has joined as an apprentice print operator and James as an apprentice bindery ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) have celebrated reaching a major milestone – with the millionth pack of ‘Top Trumps’ to be printed in Cornwall rolling off the production line. Last year SAPC were awarded the contract by Winning Moves to print the iconic card game at their purpose-built factory on the outskirts of St Austell. This led to a major £500,000 investment in a specialist Rollem ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    The development of the South Crofty tin mine near Camborne has reached another significant milestone with the closing of a previously announced $7.17 million financing deal between Strongbow Exploration Inc. and its largest shareholder.Leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP acted as the UK legal counsel for Canadian firm Strongbow, negotiating and handling all UK security and deal ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    As IT providers in Cornwall, we've worked with many companies whose business model is somehow related to the mining industries and heritage of the region. We were delighted then, when Datson Consulting, a well respected civil, structural and mining engineering consultancy practice approached our stand at last year’s “Celebration of Cornish Mining” at Heartlands – part of the Cornwall and West ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    A leading intellectual property lawyer has warned that EU trade mark and design owners – of which there are many in the South West – must act now to ensure that their intellectual property is protected once the UK leaves the EU. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has issued a notice to holders of EU trade marks, stating that unless there is an agreement to the contrary, after ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
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