Dawn Hambly

Grant Facilitator

As a Cornish girl my passion has been to work in the county where I was born and love. After completing a degree in Business I was recruited as part of a three persons team to establish the Objective One, Unlocking Cornish Potential programme managed through Cornwall College. It was this experience which gave me the buzz for working with small businesses and allowed me to see first-hand the impact intervention support can have.

I have been successfully facilitating Cornish businesses through various European grant programmes over a 7 year period, most recently through the BIG Productivity programme, taking projects from inception to claim based on the individual needs of each applicant business.

When I am not facilitating businesses, you can find me in the garden pottering away and trying to tame our local Robin to feed from one hand, with a nice cold ginger beer in the other, or dragging my poor partner on long walks with no clear plan, well the only plan is we must find a nice café/pub en route.   


Most useful training course I've been on: It has to be a course lead by Martin Crump called NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming aka the art and science of personal excellence (I can hear the eye rolls from this side of Cornwall) – but truly there is nothing more fascinating then human behaviour. Most people are unaware that magicians often use NLP techniques in their shows. It’s a powerful tool in building rapport, communicating effectively and influencing outcomes.

Business idea that I'm secretly plotting: Now if you had asked me this question when I was a young adult I would have said ‘road kill handbags’ (morbid I know, but waste not want not) – however, I then heard about a business in Scotland where they were using road kill for sporrans ‘made to order’ – which I found a bit puzzling. 

I'm always best remembered for my huge earring collection - particularly of the pom pom variety.