Avoid Self Assessment Tax Scams

Avoid Self Assessment Tax Scams

HMRC is giving information to customers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline HM Revenue and Customs is warning millions of Self Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the 31 January deadline. Over the last...
Top Tips For Producing A Successful Corporate Brochure

Top Tips For Producing A Successful Corporate Brochure

In today’s fast-paced digital world a professionally designed and printed corporate brochure can help your business stand apart from the crowd. Here are some top tips from PrintUK.com to get it right. The addition of a company brochure to your marketing arsenal will...
Top ten most common skills gaps

Top ten most common skills gaps

You’d have to be a pretty awesome business not to have any skills gaps. There’s always something new to clue up on or a hot new trend that could make things just that little bit easier. For most businesses top training needs fall into ten key areas so if there’s...
Businesses in Cornwall urged to get Brexit ready

Businesses in Cornwall urged to get Brexit ready

Guidance for businesses on how to prepare for trading in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit has been released today by Cornwall Council, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and the Federation of Small Businesses. Based on Government’s guidance on how to...
Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)

Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)

During fraud awareness week the Charity Commision will be helping the charity sector become more resilient to fraud. This is the third annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week aiming to help charities increase resilience against fraud. More than 40 charities, regulators,...
Local Sixth Form launches Life After A-Levels initiative

Local Sixth Form launches Life After A-Levels initiative

Truro School Sixth Form launched their Life After A-Levels initiative last week. The programme seeks to help students prepare for the next step in their lives, supporting them in carefully hand-picking the right career choice at the first time of asking, whilst also...
Space Action Plan targets thousands of new jobs

Space Action Plan targets thousands of new jobs

Ambitious plans to put Cornwall at the heart of the fast-growing space industry and create thousands of new jobs have been unveiled. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has published a Space Action Plan outlining how Cornwall can play a...
Myth busting apprenticeships

Myth busting apprenticeships

Apprenticeships – what image do they conjure up in your mind?   For far too many businesses it’s an outdated vision of school leavers doing manual, low-skilled jobs. They’ve probably got a bit of an I-don’t-care attitude and have more than a few things to learn...
FSB launch new small business awards

FSB launch new small business awards

The search is on for the South West’s most outstanding small businesses via a major new awards competition. This is our chance to recognise the best of the best. – Ann Vandermeulen, FSB Development Manager for Cornwall Britain’s biggest business...
Do you know your workplace pension duties?

Do you know your workplace pension duties?

Thousands of businesses will need to re-enrol workers who originally opted out of their workplace pension, and be aware of their ongoing workplace pension duties. From now until the end of the year, 2,220 Cornish employers will start their workplace pension duties....
Royal Cornwall Show 2017

Royal Cornwall Show 2017

The Growth Hub were at Royal Cornwall Show with our business partners and The Growth Programme. We were speaking to stands and visitors about their businesses and the free support they can access as well as giving our pens away to budding entrepreneurs!! Our team went...
How to make web chat work for you

How to make web chat work for you

The Web Chat promise delivers in so many ways. It guarantees a seamless digital experience, offering near real-time communication in a highly personalised way. It may come as no surprise therefore that web chat is one of the most popular channels for customer...
Industrial Strategy green paper

Industrial Strategy green paper

The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy launched a green paper in Daresbury to address long-term challenges to the UK economy. “Our aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across...
2016 a year in business

2016 a year in business

2016 was a rollercoaster year for global events. Here is a round up from across the media on what happened and what to expect for 2017. From the papersWhat can you remember?A look back and looking forward to 2017…So what are your big plans for 2017? Let us know...
Autumn Statement 2016  – the round up

Autumn Statement 2016 – the round up

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Statement last week and promptly put a stop to doing anymore! Here is round up of the announcements. What does it mean for business? Reaction from...
Competing Fairly in Business

Competing Fairly in Business

Why Competition Law Matters to Businesses.Competition is an essential part of every-day business. But how much do businesses really know when it comes to “competing fairly”? Do they realise that certain activities can be illegal, and more often than not, they might be...
Cornwall’s Leaders of the Future

Cornwall’s Leaders of the Future

A ‘LEADERS of the Future’ Campaign is being backed by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce to ensure schools in Cornwall can better support youngsters to be employable when they leave Led by Young Enterprise Area Manager Stephanie Anderson, the campaign wants to ensure as...
Skills Hub Tendering for Evaluation Services

Skills Hub Tendering for Evaluation Services

On behalf of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Skills Hub, Cornwall Development Company (CDC) is looking to procure an independent external evaluation of the project in its final quarter (Jan-March 2020). The evaluation should cover the overall customer journey and...
Cornish Start-ups Finnish in Style

Cornish Start-ups Finnish in Style

Seven businesses from Cornwall visited Helsinki to attend Slush, the world’s leading startup event, alongside Cornwall Trade and Investment. The event took place over November 21st – 22nd in Helsinki, Finland and attracted over 25,000 forward-thinking individuals and...
Prestigious Recognition for Cornish Tourism Sector

Prestigious Recognition for Cornish Tourism Sector

Cornwall has been crowned Best UK Holiday Region at this year’s British Travel Awards. The glittering awards were presented at Battersea Evolution in London to an audience of 900 senior travel executives and representatives from consumer and trade media. This is...
National award for Gilbert & Goode

National award for Gilbert & Goode

Cornish housing developer Gilbert & Goode has been crowned Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) of the Year in the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2019. The awards, held on 8 November at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, recognise high standards and...
Cornish Brewery Wins Big in Belgium

Cornish Brewery Wins Big in Belgium

Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery is pleased to announce that its Sea Fury ale has won a coveted Silver Award in the Brussels Beer Challenge. This comes just a week after award-winning journalist and author, Adrian Tierney-Jones spent the day at the brewery in Rock where he...
Failure As A Path To Success

Failure As A Path To Success

Culturally speaking, failure is often perceived as a negative event; something to be ashamed of and avoided at all costs.  In everyday conversation failure is used to mock and degrade someone’s personal value. But what if we take a step back and look at the...
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