• News for Chamber

    Friday, July 21, 2017
    Engine Room workshop success for SSE Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall’s latest series of Engine Room workshops have proved to be a resounding success, resulting in a further 45 new social enterprises being supported in the county. The Engine Room team at SSE Cornwall have created and delivered a series of four fully-funded, interactive workshops that take pre-start and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 21, 2017
    Welcome back to Expowest Cornwall! With more than 70 companies already booked in for next year’s show in March, we’d like to say hello and welcome back to some familiar faces. It’s great to see our exhibitors coming back year after year and doing so well. Here’s just a selection of those booked in, who have been doing Expowest Cornwall with us ever since we took the show ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Collective talent from a group of budding young Cornish photographers and filmmakers reaches new heights as students win over twenty awards at the private show. Carefully chosen for their creativity and unique approach, Level 1, 2 and 3 students from Truro and Penwith College showcased their work at the Atrium Gallery in Truro for all to see. The “Inspired--Let’s Go” Exhibition ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Young people and those looking for a career change are spoilt for choice as Cornwall’s top employers plan to advertise over 100 Apprenticeship vacancies with Truro and Penwith College throughout summer 2017. St Austell Brewery, the Rick Stein Group, Cornwall Council, RCHT, EatDrinkSleep, Watson Marlow, Watergate Bay, and Bluefruit are just some of the organisations looking for new recruits ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    The culmination of 15 years behind a lens and ten years in front of a class has resulted in Nicholas Hughes’ incredible opportunity to release his first ever Fine Art Photography book, which is to be published through Macmillan and distributed by GOST. To help fund the publishing Nicholas, tutor for the Photography Extended Diploma at Truro College, has set up a Kickstarter campaign. With a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    St Austell Jobs Fair Date: 13th Sept 2017 Time: Set up at 9:30am open at 10am - 1pm. Venue: Shop next to Newlook, White River Place, Trinity Street, St Austell, PL25 5AZ (see Site Plan attached) You are warmly invited to a jobs fair in St Austell White River Place organised in partnership with Work Routes, Job Centre Plus, Motiv-8 and Serco. The event will include employers, apprenticeship ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Hello Chamber Members, I am a postgraduate student studying for a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management at Plymouth University. I am conducting a research project into the use of workplace mediation . As part of my research I would greatly appreciate your help in answering a short questionnaire. You do not have to have any prior knowledge or experience of mediation. There are no right or ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    CHSW are pleased to announce the launch of our 9th Moonlight Memory Walk in Falmouth on Saturday 30th September. An uplifting girl’s night out where women of all ages take to the moonlit streets to walk in memory and celebrate the lives of those we love with every step, celebrate with us on a five mile circular route of Falmouth after a very special memory ceremony on The Moor. The event is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Ian Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Harris Begley Financial Planning and Vice Chair of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Council, today attended an EXPO of the best of West Cornwall and Scilly’s producers and creators at Porthleven Market. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were guests of honour at the event which brought together local producers and creators with potential high end ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    HMRC have announced that the timeframe for the implementation of its controversial Making Tax Digital Plans has been extended to allow businesses more time to prepare. Following pressure from businesses and tax professionals, the government has backed down on its plans to begin the compulsory implementation of Making Tax Digital next year. Instead, only businesses with a turnover above the VAT ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    A group of Cornish business students who demonstrated “dedication, voluntary work and community spirit” have landed a national award. Nine BTEC Business Level 3 & Deloitte Programme students, all at Cornwall College Camborne, have been working with business experts on a range of projects over the last 12 months, which have included raising money for Macmillan Cornwall. The Lions ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Shortly after his impressive save of the sporting institution that is the Sunday Independent from closure, local businessman and Chairman of Truro City Football Club, Peter Masters has added the Lyme Regis-based ‘View From’ series of newspapers to his expanding media stable with help from Nalders Solicitors, who also assisted on the Sunday Independent deal. The eight ‘View ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey. Based on the responses of over 7,700 businesses in Q2 2017, the results for both sectors indicate that the UK economy grew at a subdued rate in the second quarter of 2017. The services sector, a key driver of UK ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest and most representative business survey of its kind in the UK. Over 7,700 businesses participated in the last round. The QES is the first economic indicator of the quarter, published in advance of official figures and other private surveys, and it consistently mirrors trends in official data. For this reason, the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Commenting on the publication of the Taylor Review, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: "The world of work is changing, and it is only right that employment law and practice change with it. Matthew Taylor has rightly recognised that the UK's flexible labour market is a great source of strength and competitive advantage, but has also ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    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, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Poldark Guide’s social media reach on Twitter hits 822,000 for the first six months of 2017! Admaps Ltd, based in Wadebridge, Cornwall, launched their Poldark Guide website in 2015. This free to use site directs fans of the hit BBC show Poldark to the different filming locations used in Cornwall. One of the unique attributes helping the success of the site is its simplicity, free from both ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    Robinson Reed Layton, the independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Cornwall, have announced the arrival of Accounts Assistant Georgia Blundell, who will be working at the firm on placement for the duration of the summer. Georgia, who is currently studying Business Management at Swansea University, will be working primarily on tax returns as well as gaining ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    We are thrilled to have received a wonderful testimonial from one of our clients recently, which we think precisely summarises what we do at Watson Evans. In her own words, here’s what the hiring manager had to say about the work we completed for her: “I thoroughly recommend Watson Evans as a competent and professional agency with the ability and resources to consistently source high ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    Following a string of recent awards and successes, The Headland hotel is significantly expanding its food offering. As a result, it has embarked on a recruitment campaign for more chefs of all levels and, to attract the right people, is promising a bonus of £1000 for each successful applicant after the first six months. Samphire is the only double-rosette awarded restaurant in Newquay and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    The results of the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) are a useful measure of those issues most concerning business in the Duchy and Brexit appears to be still one of those concerns in Q2. 75% of respondents said they are concerned by a general uncertainty in the market, with 30% worried about foreign exchange rates. Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, said: “The QES ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    Following extensive refurbishments throughout the resort, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded 4 Stars from AA Book your accommodation here
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    Two Cornish creative agencies have joined forces in order to grow business on a national and international scale. Leap, based in St Austell, and Truro-based MPAD will collaborate on projects in the charity, health, education and sustainability sectors. The alliance was forged by Leap director, Matt Hocking, and MPAD director, Mark Picken. Leap's creative director, Matt Hocking, said: ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    A new website for businesses seeking funding to invest in business growth has gone live. Business Investment for Growth 2 (BIG2) has launched its own website to make it easier for businesses in Cornwall to learn more about the programme and manage application progress online. The programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Cornwall Development Company, is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    Legal Executive Rebecca Standing has joined Nalders Solicitors’ Later Life team. Having spent over 15 years working for another large Cornish firm, Rebecca chose to move to Nalders Solicitors due to their strong focus on client care and helping the community. Managing Partner, Dale Band stated, “we are thrilled to have someone of Rebecca’s experience and calibre joining our ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Two funding calls worth nearly £12 million have been opened to support the growth of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The funding comes from the European Regional Development Fund and is a part of the Growth Programme. The funding will focus on research and innovation and, a shift towards a local carbon economy. Research and Innovation The larger of the two funding calls, worth up to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    The last six months has seen the number of projects being delivered through the Growth Programme rise to over 70. The investments cover a range of priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly including support for SMEs, a shift towards a low carbon economy and, research a development. You can download the full Projects Update document here. You can also stay in touch with news from the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Commenting on the transport investment strategy announced by the Department for Transport today, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Infrastructure projects, both large and small, give business communities across the UK real confidence. A long-term approach to improving productivity and connectivity is welcome but businesses have seen ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    'Back to the Land' with Kate Humble is returning to our TV screens for the second series on BBC2 in September. We are looking to feature local rural businesses and entrepreneurs in Cornwall that run inspirational businesses, with passion. The series is all about celebrating the rural economy, whilst showcasing modern rural business ideas. It could be a thriving business whose success is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Food and Drink Producers go Virtual with the Great British Food Fair Business West has launched the first virtual expo of its kind for the South West region’s food and drink companies to meet international buyers from the comfort of their own offices, perfectly suited to food and drink producers here in the Duchy Whilst dipping our toes in the Atlantic on days such as this make us proud to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Blooming with success, 20/20 Projects based in Falmouth, has recently secured a significant new interpretation and orientation contract that will further establish the design consultancy as one of the UK’s leading interpretation agencies. Somerset based Hestercombe House and Gardens, famous for their unique collection of heritage gardens, is celebrating 20 years of being open to the public ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    CORNWALL’S MANUFACTURERS CHAMPION INDUSTRY OSCARS The UK is the ninth largest industrial nation in the world, employing 2.7m people and contributing £6.7trn to the global economy. Cornwall’s manufacturers play a significant role in these sector statistics contributing £800m annually to the region’s economy with 16,000+ employees being paid 40% higher than the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    On 3 July 2017 Highways England announced the preferred route for the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross improvement scheme. The preferred route provides a new dual carriageway running to the north of the existing A30 between Chiverton and Chybucca and to the south between Chybucca and Carland Cross. The existing A30 will be kept to provide a local route. The announcement of the preferred route ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    Truro-based Ignition, a leading UK provider of vehicle and asset finance for SMEs, is welcoming a new asset finance provider to its group, which will help to strengthen its offering in the East of England. Ignition’s parent company, STAR Asset Finance Ltd (SAFL), has completed the acquisition of Credo Holdings Ltd, an independent asset finance provider based in Norwich. The transaction will ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, July 03, 2017
    One of Cornwall’s oldest and largest law firms, Nalders Solicitors, has recently appointed family law expert, Lindsey Jackson to manage all family law matters in the areas around Penzance, Helston, and Falmouth. Lindsey has a wealth of experience in all areas of family law, having spent 20 years working in the Cornish community. She sits on the Law Society’s Children’s Panel and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, July 03, 2017
    The Big Bang Fair South West returned to the University of Exeter for a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths on Wednesday 21 June. The Fair saw around 1600 students from across the South West explore the exciting career options and opportunities available within the STEM sector. Over 60 local, national and international organisations including National Citizens Service, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Monday, July 03, 2017
    Cryptic? Not really, PURELY FISH are a Cornish based company offering pet treats produced in Cornwall, using almost all of the fish, and only fish fit for human consumption. With their parent company, Ideal Foods Ltd, already identifying that other than fish fillets/portions from white fish and salmon being used to supply the UK consumer, the majority of the remainder of the fish was generally ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Monday, July 03, 2017
    SAVE THE DATE: Porthleven 19th July 10am – midday Porthleven Market hosts an EXPO of the best of West Cornwall and Scilly’s producers and creators bringing them together with potential high end London buyers and supporting The Cornish Express rail freight service from Penzance to Paddington as a way to reach new markets and customers using this ground-breaking carbon neutral route to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, June 30, 2017
    Seven days after the general election result, George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle shared his government’s prospects for business with members of the Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG). Guest speaker at their AGM, Eustice touched on key concerns for the manufacturing group including trade deals, productivity, investment, education and the industrial strategy. Speaking frankly ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, June 30, 2017
    The New Standard Apprenticeships in Leadership and Management will be delivered by CCB (Cornwall College Business) in the form of two brand new programmes to help businesses up-skill their staff to build a strong and confident workforce. Recent research from ILM highlighted that more than a quarter (28%) of employees lack trustworthy or inspirational leaders and only a third (31%) of employers ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    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 11 th – 30 th July; the show is the first WildWorks performance to be held in Cornwall for 10 years. The promenade production takes the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Employer Skills Survey. DfE is reaching out to UK employers to get their views on skills supply and skills development. Fieldwork for the 2017 Employer Skills Survey, previously run by the UK Commission, is being carried out from May to September, and will involve interviewing nearly 90,000 employers. The survey gains vital information on hard-to-fill vacancies, skill gaps in the current ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    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
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, has written an open letter to all six Cornish MPs setting out what support businesses in Cornwall expect in order to ensure stability following Brexit: “Dear MP Congratulations on your re-election as a Cornwall Member of Parliament. I hope the re-election of all six of our Members offers stability and vitality to our region over ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Budding computer coders are being given an exciting opportunity to realise their dream as a brand new Apprenticeship is launched that is based on the needs of local tech companies and employers. The Software Developer Apprenticeship is the next phase in Truro and Penwith College’s continued commitment to develop its high quality Apprenticeship provision, and offers a higher level ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “While Brexit isn’t the top immediate priority for many businesses, firms of every size and shape want to avoid turbulence and confusion during the Brexit transition. The government’s proposed bills on trade, customs and immigration must minimise adjustment ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Join the ITEC data security webinar ITEC, a south-west based IT supplier, is hosting a webinar about data security and how to protect your business from the rising threat of malware attacks. Traditional antivirus solutions can’t keep up with the evolving threats – that’s why the NHS was so badly hit by the Wanna Cry virus even though the NHS had antivirus software in place. In ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    The launch of a brand new pathway into a career in science has ignited interest and excitement for businesses across the South West. The new apprenticeship scheme was celebrated at Cornwall College last week with interested businesses and education providers in attendance. Director of Science & Natural Environment at the College, Dr Mark Nason, held a presentation to explain the new study ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Education
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    In an effort to fill a much publicised gap in leadership and management skills, two new apprenticeships are to be delivered in the South West. The New Standard Apprenticeships in Leadership and Management will be delivered by CCB (Cornwall College Business) in the form of two brand new programmes to help businesses up-skill their staff to build a strong and confident workforce. Recent research ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    The new teaching quality ratings system for Higher Education, the Teaching Excellence Framework, or TEF, has awarded Truro and Penwith College the highest possible rating of Gold. This means that the quality of teaching and support for degree level students at the College is rated as outstanding. Only 20% of the Higher Education sector have been awarded Gold status. Specifically, in the words ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, June 26, 2017
    Over fifty adults from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have taken part in a range of free Higher Level Skills Taster Sessions to help expand their careers and ambitions. Developed as part of the European-funded Widening Participation through Skills Project at Truro and Penwith College, the sessions provided learners with an insight into what it would be like to access or re-engage in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    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 ...read more
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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 ...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 ...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 ...read more
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    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
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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 ...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 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
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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 ...read more
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