Spread the Word about business support and WIN!!

Spread the Word about business support and WIN!!

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub have launched a prize draw to win an exclusive package of business support* worth £3250:  A Cornwall Council Rover pass for one year’s free parking 12 month membership of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce 1 year free entry to FSB...
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   For far too many businesses it’s an outdated vision of school leavers doing manual, low-skilled jobs.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 about...
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 representation...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Landmark week of action to celebrate Clean Growth

Landmark week of action to celebrate Clean Growth

Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government is introducing the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers the UK and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute...
Sisters scoop national accolade with swimwear start-up

Sisters scoop national accolade with swimwear start-up

Beloved Cornish swimwear brand Halto has been named Best Small Business at the UK national Venus Awards, beating off stiff competition from around the UK. Sisters Lerryn Clare and Lucy Cox, who took the UK’s first halterneck strap cushion onto BBC Dragons Den in...
CFT Group scoops Top Payments Award

CFT Group scoops Top Payments Award

CFT Group, a financial technology (FinTech) start-up, based in Cornwall and London has just been awarded the accolade of ‘Best Consumer Payments Initiative’ at the PayTech awards 2018. The unique FinTech Futures gala event, held aboard a luxurious 21st-century yacht...
RRL announce Probate Team expansion

RRL announce Probate Team expansion

Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers RRL have welcomed solicitor Nick Latimir to their team. Nick will be heading up the Cornish firm’s Probate Team, further boosting their growing Probate and Estate Administration offering. A qualified solicitor, Nick...
Quarter of workers have a side business

Quarter of workers have a side business

A recent article by Workplace Insight suggests that a quarter of workers in the UK are earning a secondary income from freelance work or a separate small trade, according to research from Henley Business School. Overall, side businesses contribute an estimated £72...
Tax penalty measures proposed in Finance Bill

Tax penalty measures proposed in Finance Bill

Measures to simplify interest and late payment penalties for income tax self-assessment, corporation tax and VAT have been included in the Finance Bill 2018/19. The proposed measures will introduce a penalty points system to identify taxpayers who persistently miss...
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