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  • Thirty Under Thirty Winners

  • For the sixth year in a row Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Business Cornwall Magazine, is excited to be at the helm of recognising 30 of the Duchy’s most innovative young businesspeople in Cornwall.

    We are delighted to announce the awards are being sponsored by Truro & Penwith College and supported by Pirate FM.  

    The winning class will be presented with their certificates at an informal awards evening. If all goes to plan with the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap deadlines, this will be one of the first physical awards ceremonies to take place this year.

    The winners will also be announced in the June edition of Business Cornwall, so make sure to grab a copy!

    See all the winners below:


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  • Anthony Dann Anthony Dann

    Co-founded Pentire Group (2020), which has: - Built a successful recruitment company servicing the worlds fastest growing tech, venture backed companies across: UK, EMEA, US during the pandemic - Acquired and redeveloped 5-9 Beach Road in to Newquay Premium Co-Working space, Pentire house.

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  • Bethany Harrington Bethany Harrington

    Taking Truly Cornish from a part-time enterprise to a successful full-time business, setting up a cake shop and expanding the business during the first lockdown after losing her previous jobs thanks to Covid-19.

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  • Brittany Allen Brittany Allen

    1st class law degree & LPC distinction Law South Trainee Solicitors Business Experience Cup winner 2018 Valued part of growing Rural Property team, great client service & feedback Supported Cornwall Young Farmers Chair, Stephens Scown Cornwall Charity Committee, supporting local causes & charities.

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  • Elsie Flora Smith Elsie Flora Smith

    Opening Seasmiths, a fish and chip shop in Porthtowan, two days before the first lockdown that went on to be voted in the top fifty in the UK. Elsie, with her partner Connor, has created something very special in this coastal village, despite the challenges of the pandemic in this past year.

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  • Racheal Walton Racheal Walton

    Racheal has lead Graham Smith’s VAT and payroll departments since joining the firm. In her first month of employment, she helped affected clients to become Making Tax Digital compliant. At only 25, Racheal has navigated the complex furlough rules for numerous clients, reclaiming in excess of £480k.

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  • Jack Baines Jack Baines

    Jack created Hard Pressed Cornwall in late 2018 to create and produce artisan cuisine oils. He has made the transition from working as a chef to creating flavours for other chefs to use, building a successful business and creating a stir with his sunflower project in 2020.

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  • Jessica Crook Jessica Crook

    Almost all exams completed for Chartered Tax Advisor qualifications. All first time passes and just 2 more to sit in the next 3 months. Permenant promotion to Practice Manager. Directly managing a team of 6 people Completed CMI Level 3 management training Completed Mental Heatlh awareness training.

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  • Justin Lipkin Justin Lipkin

    Justin joined Hiyield in September 2019 as an apprentice. His expertise & enthusiasm earned him a promotion to Junior Developer & he’s been the lead developer on some high profile projects including Our website Cornwall Wildlife Trust & DEFRA progressive web app _nology website Kraken Marketing website.

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  • Natalie Crouch Natalie Crouch

    Managing Director of Peaky Digital - Winner of Cornwall Chamber Workshop Masterclass Award - Nominated for awards including SouthWest Digital Awards, UK Agency Awards, Best Business Women Awards, SME National Business Awards.

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  • Sarah Murray Sarah Murray

    Born in Truro, Sarah graduated from University of South Wales with a Doctor of Chiropractic. After five years of working as a Chiropractor in the South West, Sarah founded her own Chiropractic business - Align Chiropractic Cornwall during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Amy Jones Amy Jones

    Amy won Cornwall Apprentice of the Year at 18 whilst also inspiring young people through her anti-bullying voluntary work for which she also received the Diana Award. At 21 Amy used her savings and moved to Essex to train in the Beauty Industry, returning and opening her first business at 22.

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  • Ashleigh Glanville Ashleigh Glanville

    Qualified to Level 3 Hairdressing, Self employed, managing own small salon at 20 years old, successfully applied for Project A-void grant to improve business aesthetics.

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  • Lou Quinton Lou Quinton

    Started business as self taught web designer at 19 while studying Business at the University of Exeter. An engaged member of my community, started a group for local creatives to help with promotion, collaboration and skill sharing for businesses in Bude. Running for town councillor in May elections.

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  • Florence Bate Florence Bate

    Following redundancy, Florence embarked on her freelance PR career in September 2020. Since then, she has won a number of contracts with businesses in diverse sectors, across the UK. Sharing stories of brands, she has watched her clients grow from strength to strength as a direct result of her work.

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  • Harry Deacon Harry Deacon

    Co-founded Cultivate Cornwall, a grassroots community group helping people and organisations across Cornwall. Over the past five years Harry has helped around 60 community groups to set up and find funding including Bugle Library of Things, Lighthouse CIC in Liskeard, The Old Bank CIC in Camelford.

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  • James Lawrence James Lawrence

    Building the English Spirit website and social media platforms from scratch - Project managing the construction of new distillery and visitors centre - Building relationships with Cornish brands, both business and contract clients - Working with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, for the launch of his rum.

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  • Joe Turnbull Joe Turnbull

    2020 30 under 30. Shortlisted for the Young Business Person of the Year in 2019. Part of Cultivator’s Creative and Cultural Leadership programme, which is developing Cornwall’s new creative leaders. Bull & Wolf has hired a Creative Director and created its first client TV advert in Cornwall.

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  • Machaela O'Brien Machaela O'Brien

    During 2020 Machaela was highly commended at the National Modern Law Awards as Paralegal of the Year and finalist in the National Paralegal Awards for Best Family Law Paralegal. She's Educational Coordinator of the Cornwall Junior Lawyers Division. Machaela was included in Thirty Under Thirty 2020.

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  • Samantha Lilley Samantha Lilley

    In 18 months, Sam drove up by 275% the number of candidates applying for vacancies advertised by the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency (CAA); and is now delivering the Government-funded Kickstart scheme, adding £800,000 of value to Cornwall’s economy through job creation within CAA-supported employers.

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  • Theo Davey Theo Davey

    Joined Pansensic in August 2018 as CEO Assistant, promoted to MD May 2020. Created new business plan, led organisational restructuring and global partnering. Resulted in increased revenue, improved multi-market positioning, ongoing growth, and investment readiness despite challenging global period.

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  • Amy Louise Shakespeare Amy Louise Shakespeare

    Project Manager for wAVE £800,000 investment in immersive technology Founder of Museums Immersive Network international network with over 300 members from all over the world YouTube Creator ‘You Better Werk’ to amplify the ambition of women, trans women, and non-binary people across the world.

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  • Aisling Elmer Aisling Elmer

    Secured a Royal Society of Chemistry internship. Developed a chemical synthesis comparable to state-of-the-art Li-ion battery materials. Rapidly adapted to working cross-functionally and internationally with colleagues, partners and customers Secured sales within weeks of starting new role.

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  • Dean Dark Dean Dark

    In 2020, Dean became the business owner of Dark Performance Gym in Saltash during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also due to open another gym named D and G Performance Gym in Liskeard in May 2021. Dean is also the PCA Classic Novice Regional Bodybuilding Champion 2018.

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  • Georgia Chloe Horsley Georgia Chloe Horsley

    At the age of 19, after helping her mother cleaning holiday homes, decided she could make this work as a business. Worked for 3 years building the business whilst also working as a carer. Now a successful business providing a comprehensive range of management services to hundreds of holiday homes.

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  • Rebecca Kay Brewer Rebecca Kay Brewer

    Rick Stein Top Apprentice 2016, Winner of Rick Steins Exceptional Contribution to Business in 2016, Finalist for Cornwall Apprentices, Cooked for the Minister for Health in National Apprentice week 2016. Top Ten National Young Fish Frier of the Year 2019.

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  • Jenifer Hall Jenifer Hall

    Progressed from Admin Assistant to Network Support Manager in 5 years, managing apprenticeships and teams of 12 people. Become recognised as the "go to" person for all Admin and Finance related matters. Exceptional leader and manager.

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  • Jovian Stone Jovian Stone

    Key role in the startup and growth of a recently formed cornish subsea engineering company. Developing key customer relationships whilst simultaneously delivering the highest quality technical content. A leading light in the technical development of Advanced Mooring Systems in the south west.

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  • Kieran Kite Kieran Kite

    Kieran has played a crucial role in Flexi-Hex’s growth. In the last year, his sales have increased nearly 2000%. In context, he has converted 318 companies to plastic-free packaging in just 18 months, preventing 250 miles of plastic from use (roughly the distance of Porthleven to Reading).

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  • Olivia French Olivia French

    Achieved a Safety Star award for helping to deliver HSE training on an international scale. - Achieved prestigious Sustainability Accreditation and became a BREEAM Assessor in her first 6 months of working for WWA. - Became a Construction Industry Training Board Construction Ambassador 

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  • William Jack Eyres William Jack Eyres

    The setting up of a whole new business and progressing from working solely outside from the back of a van to having his own equipped garage.

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