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How to create happy workplace culture

Happy employees are 12% more productive than unhappy employees, and companies with a happy workplace culture outperform their competition by 20%. Creating a happy workplace culture won't just make you feel great, it will have a positive impact on your bottom line too - here's how to achieve it.
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Successful Cornish start-up is crowdfunding to boost production

When Simon and Sarah Treen started their brewery business in 2016 the aim was simple: to get high-quality, traditional cask beer into great pubs.

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New Award for Higher Education Partners to deliver Innovation in Higher Level Skills

A project to deliver Innovation in Higher Level Skills will be led by Truro and Penwith College, in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, University of Exeter, Falmouth University and the University of Plymouth and has secured £1.97 million from the European Social Fund.

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Fully Funded Website Reviews for Businesses
Fully funded, impartial web review offer to eligible Cornish businesses
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UK SME bosses wasting two days a week managing process and procedure

New research reveals how many SMEs lack a clear overview of their processes and highlights the impact of process failure on business 

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More than 9 out of 10 customers give false feedback

92% of customers have lied about their experiences for personal gain, according to new research from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Finalists announced for South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018/19

Tourism businesses from across the South West have been named amongst the Finalists of this year’s Tourism Awards, which saw a record 651 entries from the region including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Seeking disability sector champions for 2019

The Office for Disability Issues are seeking disability sector champions in 7 sectors.

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Security breaches come with a high price tag for UK businesses

With the busy Christmas shopping period now here, new research conducted on behalf of payment security specialists PCI Pal has found that 44% of UK consumers will stop spending with a business or brand for several months in the immediate aftermath of a security breach or a hack. 

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Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund

Thousands of women and girls across the country are set to benefit from a new £15 million round of the Tampon Tax Fund

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Verdant smash crowdfunding target with £500,000 crowdfunding campaign

Verdant Brewing Co have hit their first target just five days after launching on Crowdcube.

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Nearly half of South West SMEs lack basic digital skills

The latest Lloyds Bank Business and Charity Index reveals that half (48 per cent) of South West SME organisations lack the basic digital skills that could drive growth.

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Green&Blue commit to business as a force for good

Perranporth based eco wildlife company Green&Blue has announced its certification as a registered B Corporation.

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Bulls & Film Co – Superfast Business Cornwall Case Study
Bulls & Film Co - Superfast Business Cornwall Case Study
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RRL, Coodes and Natwest host free Penzance business event
RRL Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, Coodes Solicitors and Natwest are teaming up to bring a free business breakfast event to Penzance on Thursday 13th December, in association with the Penzance Business Breakfast.
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Minister calls on businesses to reveal how many disabled staff they employ

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton has urged large employers to build more inclusive workforces.

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Marine-i event will shine a spotlight on new Wave Energy Technology

Marine-i will host a special ‘Meet the Buyer’ workshop on 24th January to showcase the development of AMOG Consulting Ltd’s innovative Wave Energy Converter Concept.

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Cornwall makes case for space to Westminster

Cornwall’s space industry ambitions have taken centre stage at Westminster this week with a high-powered briefing for MPs and Ministers.

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Cornwall will welcome new direct flights to Heathrow from April 2019

Cornwall’s access to the global marketplace after Brexit has been given a huge boost with the announcement that new direct flights between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow will begin from April 2019.

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Microtest wins further GP practices in Wales
A further 28 GP practices in Wales have chosen Microtest as their clinical IT supplier, bringing the total number of GP surgeries in Wales that have chosen Microtest to 139.
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Adam’s trip to Germany
Businesses in the South West warned to watch out for cartels

The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign.

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