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   For far too many businesses it’s an outdated vision of school leavers doing manual, low-skilled jobs.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 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...
Cornish business named one of the ‘Small Biz 100’

Cornish business named one of the ‘Small Biz 100’

This year Small Business Saturday has once again highlighted 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday 2018 (December 1st). The Boathouse, one of Falmouth’s favourite pubs has been highlighted as one of these businesses. A...
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly No1 in UK for growth in scaleups

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly No1 in UK for growth in scaleups

The number of high growth businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is growing at a faster rate than any other part of the UK, according to a major new report.   The Annual ScaleUp Review, published by the ScaleUp Institute, shows that growth in the average...
One in three small firms held back by lack of skills

One in three small firms held back by lack of skills

Responding to a fall in the unemployment rate from 4.3% to 4.1% over the last year and a flash productivity estimate indicating that output per hour decreased by 0.4% in Q3 2018, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “More than one...
Package of measures unveiled to boost apprenticeships

Package of measures unveiled to boost apprenticeships

The government today announced a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed. The government today (1 October 2018) announced a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the...
Kim Conchie: Cornwall must not be a shrinking violet

Kim Conchie: Cornwall must not be a shrinking violet

Cornwall is set for a bright and prosperous future, but this is by no means assured and inward investment will be vital. Now more than ever we need to be selling our county to the world as an excellent place to invest and do business – a place to thrive and prosper...
Stunning Estate looks to the future

Stunning Estate looks to the future

St Aubyn Estates was named as one of Cornwall’s biggest employers earlier this year (Cornwall Live) and looks set to extend a leadership development programme with a leading local College in pursuit of its ambition to be seen as an ‘employer of choice’ across the...
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