• News for Chamber

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    A 16-year-old Truro High student has stormed to victory in one of the UK’s most gruelling tests of endurance, the 10K Royal Marines 2018 Commando Challenge. Against 300 male and female competitors of all ages, Year 12 Justine and her team mate Amelya beat every other team to the finish line completing the challenge in just 45 minutes. The event offers a rare opportunity for civilians to try ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    You might think that this is a bit of a contradiction but being happy at work not only helps your productivity but also your general well-being.  It is possible to both be happy and be at work! A 2016 study from the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while conversely, unhappy workers were 10% less productive. There is also evidence that shows that happy ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    An engineer from a leading audio manufacturer was selected to study the ILM Award (Level 3) at Truro and Penwith College to enhance his problem solving skills and to boost his prospects of promotion to a management role. Based at ALLEN & HEATH in Penryn, Mike Cock’s role focuses on evaluating manufacturing processes, technical management, maintenance and development of new and existing ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    It’s not often you see pillars wrapped in knitting but that’s what happened when the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro was ‘yarn-bombed’ in October. Now the 150-foot-long material has been turned into 35 scarves for the homeless.   The idea to dress the pillars in colourful knitting came about as part of the Museum’s free Fun Palace event which aimed to provide an opportunity for the local ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    This December The Headland in Newquay will be serving up a real Christmas treat with a special festive afternoon tea.   Served overlooking the wild winter Atlantic Ocean, guests can expect to enjoy freshly baked scones with jam and Cornish clotted cream, finger sandwiches, a selection of the chef’s favourite festive delicacies, as well as a tipple of mulled wine.   “Kicking off the countdown ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Linking with a local Charity is good for business and staff morale.Having your business linked with a local charity can give your company a good reputation in the community. Add to that staff members joining in with events and having the charity visit your premises can do wonders for staff morale. That's the message from David Painter, Chairman of Special Olympics Cornwall, the local charity that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, November 09, 2018
    Work has just begun on a significant extension to C-Bay Café, the bar and bistro that overlooks Crantock Beach, near Newquay.   Part of the Crantock Bay complex which includes luxury holiday apartments and a recently opened spa, the development will almost double the amount of space currently available.   It’s the latest structural enhancement being undertaken by the Eyles family who first ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, November 09, 2018
    Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants have been chosen as finalists in the Communication category of this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards.   Judged on their ability to communicate effectively, the accolade comes hot on the heels of similar success for the firm in the 2018 British Accountancy Awards and the National Apprenticeship Awards.   “Communicating in all sorts of different ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    Nationwide Print Is Printweek's UK Environmental Printing Company Of The Year 2018 / 2019   The team at Nationwide Print in St Austell are celebrating this week after the firm was named national ‘Environmental Print Company of the Year’ at the prestigious PrintWeek Awards – known as ‘the Oscars of the print industry.’  Production Manager Matthew Pascoe attended the glittering ceremony at the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    On Saturday 24th November Better, St Austell Leisure Centre will be holding an open day to celebrate the completion of their recent refurbishments, with British Paralympian Dave Wetherill performing two demonstrations as part of the day’s line up.   The activities available will include swimming, gym challenges and taster fitness classes, whilst visitors will also have the opportunity to meet ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    The Royal Duchy Hotel, part of the Brend Hotels Group, will be sponsoring Falmouth’s official New Year fireworks for the second year running.   Promising to be a spectacular event, the stunning display will illuminate the skies over Pendennis Castle just as midnight strikes - providing thousands of expected spectators with a dazzling start to 2019.   Introduced for the first time in 2018, the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    Cornish energy broker Total Energy Solutions has become an accredited Living Wage employer demonstrating its commitment to ensure its employees earn enough to live on.  The Stoke Climsland based energy broker has now called on other SMEs across the region to follow suit.  The company announced its accreditation during Living Wage week which runs from November 4-10, 2018), when it was revealed ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    Wild West, award-winning communications consultancy, based in the south west, has won a new project with a pioneering British sparkling water brand.  Dash Water has appointed Wild West to drive a winter brand awareness campaign via national media and key influencers.  Dash Water is on a mission to hydrate the nation, by perking up water naturally, in a fun, sustainable way. The range, a first ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    2 Contemporary styled Units to Let - Unit 3 - 2070 Sq ft (192 m2) and Unit 6 2090 sq ft (194 m2 ). Both units have fitted offices and electric roller shutter doors for access to the production area. Rent includes occupational rent and estate services . Total of 15 Business Units arranged around a central courtyard. Call Tim Smart on 07778577487 or email timsmart@scp.uk.com 
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    St Aubyn Estates was named as one of Cornwall’s biggest employers earlier this year (Cornwall Live*) and looks set to extend a leadership development programme with a leading local College in pursuit of its ambition to be seen as an ‘employer of choice’ across the region.   St Aubyn Estate has benefitted immensely from the partnership with breaking down silos, team motivation and improving ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Christmas officially begins at the Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth on 16 November when festive afternoon teas will be served for the first time this year.   Guests can expect homemade delicacies including dark chocolate and cherry truffle, scones with winter mulled berries, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream and turkey and cranberry finger sandwiches. All served with a range of speciality ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Thank you to all those who attended our Superstar Selection Masterclass on Thursday 1st November at the Hub – it was great to see faces both regular and new. Recruiting your workforce and your teams is one of the most important areas to get right – and it’s not just about a bum on a seat. Not only can the whole recruitment process carry an substantial cost to the business in time, money and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    The Truro-based provider of vehicle and asset finance for UK SME’s, Ignition, has made the Western Morning News Fast Growth 75 list for the fifth consecutive year, and has been placed in the top 20 for the second year running.Compiled in partnership with accountancy firm KPMG and law firm Stephens Scown, the list is the ‘who’s who’ for businesses in the Devon and Cornwall region that have grown ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    In its latest forecasts, the Office for Budget Responsibility expects GDP growth for 2018 of 1.3%, down from their previous forecast of 1.5% published in March 2018. The growth forecast for 2019 has been upgraded to 1.6%, from 1.3%. Forecasted growth in 2020 has also been upgraded to 1.4%, from 1.3%.UK interest rates were kept at 0.75% with the Monetary Policy Committee voting unanimously (9-0) to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    World class composers have descended on Cornwall from Seattle, Shanghai and Surrey to claim their prizes in the hotly contested Composers’ Competition - a jewel in the crown of Cornwall’s biennial International Male Choral Festival.Kari Cruver Medina from the USA, Norwegian Jens Peter Jongepier who lives and works in China and Ian Assersohn from Epsom in Surrey arrived at Truro College where the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    After months of hard work, the directors of Camborne’s Business Improvement District (BID) board have succeeded in restoring the town’s real Christmas tree tradition.   Determined to source a fitting arboreal centrepiece for the festive season, the team secured £2000 sponsorship from Apollo Bingo to buy and install a 25-foot Nordman spruce.   “We listened to our locals and are really excited ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    For anyone interested in the supernatural, Bodmin Jail’s Paranormal Conference on Saturday 10th November is surely a ‘must’.   Those attending will be treated to a three-course meal and talks from expert guest speakers, before joining the paranormal team and resident voyant for an exploration of the spirit world, visiting the depths of the jail at night and taking part in a workshop on sensory ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    What the Budget means for the South West The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond yesterday announced what was in effect an interim Budget. He had very little room for manoeuvre but evidently wanted to try and boost the economy, as well as people’s spirits by sending out positive messages to our households and businesses in the region. For businesses, the Budget  focussed very much on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Eighteen members of staff at The Headland Hotel in Newquay have joined owners John and Carolyn Armstrong and Managing Director Darryl Reburn for a special dinner to celebrate their long service.   Together with the Armstrong’s 39 years each at the hotel and Darryl Reburn’s seven, an incredible combined total of 374 years was notched up at this year’s annual event. Everyone there had served at ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    For over 30 years Bike Chain Ricci, the Redruth based cycling company has supported grassroots , competitive , performance , and elite cycling . “We have seen gold medals at world championships , Olympic silver medals and countless National Time Trial and track wins along with successes on the road . “ said Former Elite Rider Richard (Ricci ) Pascoe, owner and cycling enthusiast. However this ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Heathrow has today committed to honouring the Prompt Payment Code well into the future, and has called on other big businesses to make the same pledge to their supply chainsThe call to action from Heathrow’s Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye is intended to provide SMEs with some certainty as they plan for BrexitThe commitment to honour the Prompt Payment Code comes as Heathrow is announced as the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    The Idle Rocks in St Mawes, Cornwall, has been named the winner of the 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year by The Caterer; in association with Seafish, the public body supporting the £10bn UK seafood industry.  The restaurant was awarded the title for its exemplary customer service and menu, which demonstrates a variety of locally-sourced fish species, after being tested during an anonymous audit ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Generation for Change (G4C) will be launching in Cornwall this month with a networking drinks event at Zafiros Bar in Truro.G4C is part of the Constructing Excellence Group, giving young professionals in the construction sector a forum to connect, challenge and shape the future of the industry. The organisation spans 10 regions across the UK and brings people together through events and recognises ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Cornwall College Business and in partnership with networking group The Hub and Business Cornwall magazine, has opened nominations for Cornwall’s 30 under 30 Class of 2018. Once again, the search seeks to find the 30 most innovative entrepreneurs and colleagues aged under 30 who are making waves in Cornwall. (Some of them, literally!)   To be eligible ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Steve Maggs is the Tax Partner at RRL, a leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Cornwall. Here Steve gives his reaction to the 2018 Budget announcements.   Budget 2018 was not quite the non-entity that many predicted, with some surprising new changes being made, some expected changes not being made, and some changes being made that have been on the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Sunday, October 28, 2018
    Packshare is a website which connects people with local businesses who can reuse their waste packaging. We think it's extremely wasteful that while some businesses buy in new packaging, other businesses are paying to have perfectly good "waste" packaging taken away. Added to this, we are bombarded with news stories that recycling is not the solution it was promised to be, and customers are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Crossing Oceans for Men's Health CJ Medical Are "On Board" with the Atlantic Seamen   CJ Medical are proud to sponsor the Atlantic Seamen on their challenging 3,000 miles unsupported rowing journey through the Atlantic Ocean, from the shores of La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua, raising funds for the Urology Foundation (TUF) and increasing awareness of men’s health issues.Putting their ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Cornwall College Business and in partnership with networking group The Hub and Business Cornwall magazine, has opened nominations for Cornwall’s 30 under 30 Class of 2018. Once again, the search seeks to find the 30 most innovative entrepreneurs and colleagues aged under 30 who are making waves in Cornwall. (Some of them, literally!)   To be eligible ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Business Cornwall magazine has been rated as one of the Top 10 UK Business Magazines on the web.   The rating, on feedspot.com, claims to be most comprehensive list of the best UK business magazines on the Internet.   Business Cornwall has steadily grown since it was first published by Tonick Business Publishing in 2006. Its magazine, which has ten issues a year, features a comprehensive mix ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    On completing his Apprenticeship at WISKA UK Ltd, Adam Brodie was given the chance to fly to Germany for a trip of a lifetime. Founded in Hamburg in 1919, WISKA develops and produces innovative products including installation materials, lighting and CCTV and has over 450 employees worldwide. More than 20 members of staff from the internationally recognised company WISKA UK LTD have received ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    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
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
     Following our previous sell-out Christmas shows at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion, we’re back this December with a hilarious version of the classic tale Aladdin.  It is Christmas 1943 and the Willoughby-Browns have agreed to share one of their legendary homespun pantomimes with the people of Cornwall. Expect to be moved to tears of laughter by eccentric singing, exotic dancing and breath-taking ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    TEDxTruro will be live streamed, ensuring that the event is accessible to as many people as possible.Taking place on Friday, 26 October at Truro & Penwith College’s Truro campus, TEDxTruro’s theme is ‘Wonder’ and speakers are covering topics including space, antibiotics, cakes and photography.TEDxTruro co-licensee Katie Moore said: “We want to make sure that as many people as possible can share ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    CSW Group are delighted to announce that the 2019 Big Bang South West regional fair will be held on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at Westpoint arena, Exeter. Working in partnership with a range of key stakeholders across the public and private sector we are thrilled to bring this prestigious regional celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) to a brand new venue for 2019. This ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    CSW Group have been awarded funding from the European Social Fund to lead a group of partners to support over 3,000 economically inactive and unemployed 15 – 24 year olds in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to receive an enhanced level of support. This new project has been named Ambitions.Ambitions will enhance existing careers services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  This could include ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    Cornish energy broker Total Energy Solutions has been shortlisted in this year’s Western Morning News (WMN) Business Awards.  The Stoke Climsland based family firm is one of three businesses selected to battle it out for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.As revealed in the WMN and on Devon Live last week, Total Energy Solutions are up against two other companies in the CSR category - St ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    Press ReleaseFor immediate release- STARTS -Success of Newquay Business Week 2018Newquay Business Week 2018 was a resounding success and highlighted the increasing popularity of Newquay as a place to do business in Cornwall. According to BID Director Jenny Briant, of Britanic Industries Ltd, “This year saw Newquay Business Week continue to build on the success of previous years. The week delivered ...read more
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    Monday, October 22, 2018
    A formidable 100% pass rate in her exams has projected a young Mylor Yacht Harbour electrical assistant into the top slot as the UK’s “Newly Certificated Electronics Technician of the Year 2018”.The award, run by the British Marine Electrical & Electronics Association (BMEEA) was presented to Rebekah (Bekx) Hancock in recognition of a stellar achievement in her chosen career.Twenty seven year old ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Sunday, October 21, 2018
    It’s that spooky time of year and there can be few places spookier than Bodmin Jail – a place once known for its public executions. Dubbed one of the UK’s most haunted places, staff at the former prison will be celebrating Halloween week not just with additional ghost-themed events, but also with the announcement of a 4% increase in summer visitor numbers and shortlisting success in the Small ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    More than 1200 school children at primary schools in Bodmin, Wadebridge and St Austell have taken part in free taster tennis sessions.   GLL, which runs Cornwall’s leisure centres on behalf of the Council, jointly funded the scheme with the Tennis Foundation. The aim was to introduce children to the sport and increase grass roots participation.   Led by highly experienced tennis coach Phil ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    RRL, a leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Cornwall, were named as SME Employer of the Year at the recent Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards.  The ceremony took place on Friday 12 October and brought businesses and apprentices from across Cornwall together to celebrate the work of those studying for apprenticeships and their employers.  RRL Partner ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
     On Tuesday 23rd October, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce will host a Big Breakfast summit to lay forth its vision for how Cornish businesses can steer the development of a new Great South West (GSW) economic zone.     In spring 2018, Local Enterprise Partnerships across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset lobbied for greater Government investment in the South West on par with other UK regions. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is the only provider of hospice care to children with life-limiting illnesses in the region. The charity has three hospices including Little Harbour in St Austell which currently supports over 130 children and their families. The hospices offer short breaks, respite, palliative care, end of life care, bereavement support and a dedicated sibling support team.It ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Social Saturday 2018 kicked off on Monday 8th October. This is a major, week-long campaign by Social Enterprise UK that promotes businesses set up to trade for a social purpose and working to create a more equal society. Throughout this week, businesses with social purpose hold events and activities – from workshops to pop-up markets – or more simply use it as a great opportunity to showcase the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Truro High School has been named as the top performing small independent school in the whole of England in new A Level league tables published by the Telegraph. The School ranked 4th in the UK in the table, beaten only by one school in Wales and two in Scotland. It's a tremendous accolade - the highest ranking ever achieved by a school from Cornwall. The news tops off a week of celebrations ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    The Cambridge Professor who has been using his F1 expertise for British Cycling is set to visit Truro High School for Girls this week to launch its bespoke engineering programme with a one-off evening lecture.  Professor Tony Purnell, the former F1 team principal who heads up the Research and Innovation division at British Cycling, will visit the school for a special evening lecture on Thursday ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Delegates and staff at CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group, are celebrating after another 100% pass rate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The good news continued with the announcement that funding to deliver CIM workshops and courses has been extended. All delegates taking the Certificate in Professional Marketing passed their rigorous assignments laid down by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Staff at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro have been working hard over the last few months to create a welcoming, relaxed environment for those who live with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). In recognition of the improvements being made, Truro and Falmouth MP and Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton, visited as part of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign.   In ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Job interviews can turn even the calmest and most collected individual into a nervous wreck. It’s a big deal, getting the job could be the start of something great. Making a good first impression is essential and one way this can be achieved is through what you wear. A common choice for an interview is the ubiquitous grey suit, but is it really that simple?   Every workplace has its own unique ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Apprentices, their families and colleagues came together on Friday night to celebrate in style as Truro and Penwith College played host to the fourth annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards. Holly Day and Neil Caddy from Pirate FM presented the awards with support from Cornwall-wide business sponsors to recognise and reward the exceptional achievement of 38 shortlisted learners and employers ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Existing and future leaders are being given a helping hand to develop the skills needed to lead their business through change with eyes firmly fixed on Brexit. CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group (TCCG) are the project lead and along with their delivery partner will receive up to £1.5m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and ...read more
    Categories: 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: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber
    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: General News Article, Chamber, Political
    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    New for 2018, Cornwall Air Ambulance are now offering supporters the chance to buy tickets for their annual charity draw, online. It is hoped this new means to buy tickets will help give the draw a big boost, helping it to raise as much money as possible for the New Heli Appeal. Tickets are available here: https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org/get-involved/charity-draw/ The top prize, a BMW 118i ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    The team at Devoran based HR and employment law advisers, Sekoya SES, has undergone a dramatic expansion recently, with the recruitment of further members of staff, boosting the team to 6 (including Managing Director (and qualified solicitor) Donna Negus).  The latest recruits are: Ruth Harveyjoined the firm last year as an Employment Law Solicitor and HR Adviser.  Ruth recently returned to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    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
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    With the launch of their £2.5m New Heli Appeal to bring a next generation helicopter to Cornwall, Cornwall Air Ambulance has announced a new partnership scheme inviting local businesses to become New Heli Appeal Partners with the likes of Sharps Brewery, Ocean BMW and M-Store already signing up.  With a unique approach to partnerships and a wide range of exciting benefits to offer, Cornwall Air ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hydrock, is delighted to announce the expansion of its office in Camborne to include specialists leading on building services design and geo-environmental engineering. Tom Shilton has relocated from Hydrock’s office in Bristol to lead the company’s building performance engineering offering. Tom was one of the first recruits into Hydrock’s national ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
    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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