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   For far too many businesses it’s an outdated vision of school leavers doing manual, low-skilled jobs.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...
Brand new healthy coffee website launched

Brand new healthy coffee website launched

George Burrows launches brand new healthy coffee website, Kaffe Direct. Following on from the enthusiastic reception and vital feedback received at ExpoWest UK debut in 2017 – Kaffedirect.com Brand Partner, George Burrows has launced a brand new website.On the...
£9.75 million to clean up our high streets

£9.75 million to clean up our high streets

Councils across England will receive an immediate cash boost from a £9.75 million fund to back their efforts in cleaning up high streets and town centres. High streets are at the centre of our communities, and as places that are well loved, they sometimes need a bit...
Successful LEP bid for Digital Skills Partnership

Successful LEP bid for Digital Skills Partnership

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has successfully bid for government funding to set up a pilot Local Digital Skills Partnership (Local DSP) for the area. “The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Digital Skills Partnership will...
Businesses urged to do more to help improve society

Businesses urged to do more to help improve society

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts urged to show they can also help improve society. Every year, the government spends £49billion with external organisations and it is morally right that we make sure none of that money goes to any organisations...
New champions to fight for rights of disabled consumers

New champions to fight for rights of disabled consumers

Five new disability champions have been appointed by the government to ensure businesses are not forgetting about their disabled customers. Sadly disabled people are often locked out from the everyday experiences many of us take for granted, whether that’s enjoying...
End of late payments could finally be in sight

End of late payments could finally be in sight

Mike Cherry, the National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), responds to the recent announcment in the Spring Statement on addressing the late payments issue. At a time of great uncertainty, the Chancellor has shown today that there is still plenty...
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