Who we've helped

Here are a selection of businesses from across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly we have helped. They got in touch for a free business review and gone on to access free business support services to help them to grow their business and work smarter. 

Cohort Hostel
Growth & Skills Hub

In 2011, husband & wife team Lee & Dan Strickland moved to Cornwall from London to run a guest house in St Ives. After three years, while looking for a larger B & B, they discovered the dilapidated St Ives Backpackers building was on the market.

Lee recalls:
Neither of us were classic B&B-ers, however we had both travelled extensively using hostels and so when the St Ives Backpackers came on the market (in 2015) it felt like a no-brainer; we had a real ‘a hostel! Why hadn’t we thought of this before?’ moment.

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Angie Malde Cornish Rock Gin headshot

Cornish Rock Gin

Growth Hub

A dog walk on Rock beach near their North Cornish home gave Angie Malde and husband George the inspirational setting for a new business venture that would see them produce a colle

portrait of James Hutchins (EEDS) looking at camera

Element Engineering & Design Services

Growth Hub

Element Engineering and Design Services Ltd (EEDS) is run by James Hutchins and offers a range of services for its growing national client base, including specialist structural de

bull and wolf man with camera exterior

Bull & Wolf Film Co

Growth Hub

Bull & Wolf Film Co was established by owner Joe Turnbull in 2018, to create innovative and engaging original content in the digital age.

Barber cutting a man's hair

Humanist Whiskey Barber

Skills Hub

Meet Warren Neill, the Humanist Whiskey Barber. Warren cuts, styles and grooms men’s hair as a freelance barber on St Martin’s on the Isles of Scilly.

Rosie Bradbury with sbpr marketing in the background


Skills Hub

SBPR provides PR and marketing services for small, medium and large businesses throughout Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Devon and beyond.

Emma Kate in her studio

Popplestone Studio

Skills Hub

Popplestone Studio is where artist Emma Kate Humphries makes and sells her colourful buttons and jewellery inspired by her local environment on the Isles of Scilly.