Roo Pescod and his partner, Louisa Street saw a gap in the market for reusing packaging after Louisa saw the flaw in the system of business buying packaging in, only for it to be thrown away as soon as items arrived with the customer.
Emily is mad about rubbish; that it ends up in the sea and washed up on our beaches. Not content with just doing the odd beach clean, Emily is on a mission and has started a not for profit business Beach Guardian with her dad Rob.
Staff development is vital to any business but when you’ve grown by over 50% in just twelve months, it becomes even more important. When Made for Life Organics found itself in exactly that position, Managing Director, Amanda Winwood, turned to the Skills Hub for help developing the skills needed to cope with such incredible growth.
As milestone birthdays go hitting the big 8-0 is a significant one and for St Ives School of Painting it coincided with an exciting culture shift. They got in touch with the Skills Hub for help developing their newly expanded team which over the last three years has more than tripled in size.
Having been around for over 130 years Castle Veterinary Group knows a thing or two about sustainable development so jumped at the opportunity to work with the Skills Hub to identify skills gaps and improve efficiency.
Jo’s Fitness in Camelford is run by Jo Marshall and is a gym business with a difference.
Coming to business ownership the long way round, the journey has not only shaped who she is today, but also what type of business she wants to run.
Digital marketing agency Hedgehog and owner Alan say “Attitude is Everything”. Even with many years of success under his belt he still has things to learn and support from the Growth and Skills Hub has taken him from strength to strength.
Micro-distillery, Atlantic Brewery have launched a new organic vodka. Atlantic Brewery create a unique, memorable and quality small batch alcoholic drinks using natural and organic ingredients both on the farm and across Cornwall.
As a leading installer of solar PV panels, Naked Solar in Newquay helps residential and commercial clients harness the power of natural energy in their homes and businesses. Now, with the help of the Skills Hub, Naked Solar itself is reaping the rewards of natural energy from a source of another kind – it’s people.
Matt Relton and Pete Harrison have launched a new water adventure business based in Newquay, breaking the waves with their recommissioned boat and naming the new business after her – Odyssey Adventures.
Since its 2014 launch, Piran’s Playful Piskies soft play centre in Callington has gone from strength to strength but with an appetite to keep improving they got in touch with the Skills Hub and are already seeing the benefit of bespoke customer service training.
For around ten or so years Edward was a distributor of running and outdoor gear to independent shops throughout the UK. He then decided he wanted to start his own business, so sold up to his business partner and went it alone.
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