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   For far too many businesses it’s an outdated vision of school leavers doing manual, low-skilled jobs.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....
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...
Skills Hub sponsor the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

Skills Hub sponsor the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

We are delighted to be sponsoring the fifth annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards. This year, the Skills Hub is sponsoring the Employer of the Year Award (< 250 employees). Hosted by Truro and Penwith College with support from Cornwall-wide business sponsors, the...
Poldark by Numbers

Poldark by Numbers

Local digital marketing firm and Growth and Skills Hub client, Hedgehog Digital have created a fantastic illustration of the trends and statistics of the BBC Poldark series. Back in the summer of 2014, Cornwall was the faraway county at the end of Britain. By the end...
Innovation Loans for SMEs

Innovation Loans for SMEs

Organisations can apply for a share of £10 million to work on highly innovative, late stage projects. Following the success of the Innovation Loans pilot programme throughout 2018, the programme is being extended to the end of 2020 with an additional £25 million...
Transforming Places Through Heritage

Transforming Places Through Heritage

Voluntary organisations in England can apply for grants via the Architectural Heritage Fund to help rejuvenate city and town centres. Charities and social enterprises can apply for five different grants as part of the Transforming Places Through Heritage project to...
The Headland raises £1,000 for Hospitality Action

The Headland raises £1,000 for Hospitality Action

The Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, has raised £1,000 for Hospitality Action, a charity which supports hospitality workers who experience adversity. A charitable event held on 7 July was part of a nationwide initiative known as Social Sunday, where chefs,...
New Apprenticeships are a College and South West First

New Apprenticeships are a College and South West First

The eighteen month Museum and Gallery Technician Apprenticeship, was approved by the National Apprenticeship Service in April 2019.  “Increasingly we are finding students wishing to continue study through the apprenticeship route, which now runs to degree level. We...
Students attend aspiration rising event

Students attend aspiration rising event

Students across Cornwall with a range of additional learning needs and disabilities attended an event recently designed to inspire them about their future careers and to help break down barriers of routes into employment. The ‘My Skills, My Future’ event was held at...
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