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20 Nov 2019
Padstow's traditional Christmas market located on the harbourside. James Ram

Countdown to Cornwall’s biggest Christmas Festival

The countdown to Padstow Christmas Festival has begun, with two theatres of chef demonstrations, a Christmas Market, book signings, and community events taking place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 December. It is an action-packed four days at this free-to-attend event. More than 60 food professionals will provide culinary demonstrations during the festival with many… Read more


19 Nov 2019
Karen Hatch

Gilbert & Goode wins national award

Cornish housing developer Gilbert & Goode has been crowned Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) of the Year in the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2019. The awards, held on 8 November at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, recognise high standards and best practice within the built environment. The event brought together more than 500 construction… Read more


13 Nov 2019
Headland Hotel - autumn of awards

An autumn of awards for The Headland

It has been a successful autumn for The Headland with multiple award wins in the Cornwall Tourism Awards and Luxury Lifestyle Magazine’s Reader’s Travel Awards. At the Cornwall Tourism Awards ceremony, held at Truro Cathedral on 7 November, the luxury five star hotel won gold for Best Business Event Venue of the Year and silver for Best… Read more


13 Nov 2019
Barefoot wins gold at CIPR PRide Awards

Double gold win for Barefoot Media

A Cornish PR and marketing agency won two gold awards at 2019’s South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards. Barefoot Media was awarded gold for Best travel, leisure or tourism campaign; and gold for Best integrated campaign at a black tie ceremony held in Bristol on 8 November. The awards recognised Barefoot’s involvement in Be the Business’ Hospitality Hacks campaign,… Read more


13 Nov 2019
Ocean Housing Group apprentices, Mike Barnard and Brandan Crocker. Ocean Housing

Ocean Housing Group welcomes new wave of apprentices

A leading Cornish social housing provider has recruited four new apprentices to its growing team. St Austell-based Ocean Housing Group offers vocational training in a variety of trades and business services. This new cohort of apprentices will be studying electrics, heating, and plumbing. Ocean Housing Group’s chief executive, Mark Gardner said: “We have a strong… Read more


08 Nov 2019
Una Kitchen at Una St Ives Una St Ives

St Ives’ Una Kitchen named as Cornwall’s Restaurant of the Year

St Ives restaurant Una Kitchen has won Gold, having been named as Cornwall’s Restaurant/Bistro of the Year at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. Held at Truro Cathedral, the event recognised the Duchy’s leading hospitality businesses. Led by chef Glenn Gatland and restaurant manager Kerensa Platts, Una Kitchen has become a business at the heart of… Read more


04 Nov 2019
Ocean Housing

Plans for Polgrean to go ahead

Plans to build 60 affordable homes in St Blazey have this week been approved by Cornwall Council. Polgrean Place is an ambitious £12 million affordable housing scheme from Ocean Housing, providing 51 units for rent, nine for shared ownership, two commercial units, and a community space. It will replace existing flats, Cornish units, and six… Read more


01 Nov 2019
The Legacy Properties team at the UK Property Awards 2019. Chris Sharp Photography

A lasting Legacy on The Rocks

Cornish property developer Legacy Properties has won an award for best residential development in Cornwall at the UK Property Awards. Achieving the highest possible five star rating, Legacy Properties will now progress, as a finalist, to the International Property Awards, which takes place on 2 December at the Savoy Hotel, London. The accolade was for its… Read more


01 Nov 2019

Double award win for Headland concierge

A concierge from Cornwall’s only double-five star hotel has received two industry awards for her commitment to guest experience and quality of service. Sarah Gaskin, concierge at The Headland Hotel in Newquay, was awarded the title of Concierge of the Year at the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards, and Regional Concierge of the Year… Read more


24 Oct 2019
Ocean Housing's new welfare advisers, Louise Brown and Simon Griffiths. Ocean Housing

New welfare advisers to help tenants navigate Universal Credit

Ocean Housing has appointed two new welfare advisers to assist tenants with claiming Universal Credit, managing monthly income, getting back to work and applying for grants. Louise Brown has formerly worked with Caradon, Winchester and Test Valley councils as a housing benefits adviser and housing officer, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to… Read more