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   For far too many businesses it’s an outdated vision of school leavers doing manual, low-skilled jobs.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...
£1M St Austell regeneration boost

£1M St Austell regeneration boost

The St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF) has been awarded over £1 million to fund its vision to re-energise St Austell and the surrounding clay communities. The £1.1 million award from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will be used to...
Growth for Cornish business following busy summer

Growth for Cornish business following busy summer

Falmouth based marketing agency Eight Wire has experienced growth in all areas this summer – with an influx of new clients resulting in a new recruit. Eight Wire is a full service creative marketing, branding, web development and graphic design agency. The...
How to make appraisals work

How to make appraisals work

If you’ve read our blog on appraising appraisals you’ll know the importance of appraisals. By playing an integral role in the open line of communication between manager and employee, they boost productivity, improve morale and nip problems in the bud...
Appraising Appraisals

Appraising Appraisals

Are appraisals a thing of the past? Absolutely not says Mel Colton Dyer from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce… Apparently, in a recent study, only 2% of HR people thought appraisals did any good. The argument is that it’s old-fashioned, ineffective, from the...
Funding extension for marketing training

Funding extension for marketing training

100% pass rate for marketing delegates at CCB Training Consistent results for studying marketers at CCB Training Funding available for marketing workshops and CIM Professional Certificate   Delegates and staff at CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group, are...
Duchy Digs Half Marathon

Duchy Digs Half Marathon

Duchy Plant Hire, based in Blackwater near Truro, is delighted to be co-sponsoring the Toni&Guy Truro Half Marathon for the 2018 event, and have some exciting plans for the day. The company is thrilled to be given to opportunity to support such a high-profile...
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