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16 Dec 2019
Ocean Housing

Ocean Housing supports local families in need

More than 4,200kg of food has been collected by volunteers, including members of staff from Ocean Housing, for the local Foodbank in St Austell, which helps to support families in crisis. Ocean Housing has been fundraising and hosting food collection points in its offices, as well as taking part in food drives at nearby supermarkets…. Read more


12 Dec 2019
Clodagh McKenna serves the chef's breakfast to some lucky festival goers. Adam Sargent

Festival champions the best of Cornish food and drink

Thousands of visitors were welcomed to the county’s biggest Christmas celebrations at this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival. Held from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 December, the festival included a bustling Christmas Market, community events, and two demonstration theatres featuring a who’s who of culinary A-listers and local hospitality professionals. From beautifully prepared fish dishes, to… Read more


02 Dec 2019
Pentire - inspire the adventures of tomorrow. Pentire

Dry January inspiration from Pentire

Pentire, a new non-alcoholic botanical spirit inspired by plants native to the Cornish coastline, has worked with award-winning cocktail creator, Jack Bevan, to curate a collection of recipes to make Dry January, and all alcohol-free days, much more interesting. “The new year is a time when so many reflect on their health, and how the… Read more


29 Nov 2019
Teresa Appleton

Former residents share memories of Polgrean

Fond memories, stretching back as far as 70 years, were shared at a recent event for former residents and neighbours of Polgrean Place, St Blazey. Photos of street parties, ponies, children playing and an overwhelming sense of community were shared at the nostalgic event, which was organised by Ocean Housing to mark the onset of… Read more


20 Nov 2019

Newquay house prices buck the trend

Newquay is bucking the trend when it comes to the housing market. World-class beaches, improved transport links, Superfast broadband, and its unique surf culture have all helped to make the area an attractive place to live, work and invest in, with some properties increasing in value by as much as 40% over three years. National… Read more


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