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28 Feb 2019
Ocean Housing Group apprentices with chief executive, Mark Gardner. Teresa Appleton

Ocean Housing Group welcomes 50th apprentice

A Cornish social housing provider is celebrating a milestone in its recruitment of apprentices, with 50 hired over the last ten years. St Austell-based Ocean Housing Group started its apprenticeship programme in 2008, offering vocational training in a variety of trades and business services. Ocean Housing Group apprentices will be key contenders in this year’s… Read more

28 Feb 2019
The Rocks, Holywell Bay balcony Mike Searle

Last property sold at The Rocks

Newquay coast is enjoying a buoyant property market The final property at the contemporary The Rocks development in Holywell Bay has been reserved, the last of ten luxury homes built by multi-award-winning developer Legacy Properties, based on the north coast of Cornwall. The three storey property, with top floor balcony bedroom suite, takes full advantage… Read more

28 Feb 2019
Trophies for the Hospitality Hacks award winners. James Ram

Winners celebrated at the Hospitality Hacks Cornwall Awards

Cornish hospitality businesses gathered at Nancarrow Farm on 26 February for the Hospitality Hacks Cornwall Awards, the culmination of a three-month campaign to celebrate smart thinking in the industry. Created by the not for profit organisation Be the Business, the Hospitality Hacks scheme encouraged Cornish hospitality businesses to share their tips for improving leadership and productivity… Read more

27 Feb 2019
Hidden Hut

Top chefs to take centre stage alongside Tom Odell and Gilles Peterson at new north Cornwall event

The three day celebration will combine feasting, wellness, music and adventure. Tomos Parry of Michelin-starred restaurant Brat and author and cook Anna Jones have been confirmed alongside musicians Tom Odell and Gilles Peterson for a new three day event taking place on the north Cornish coast this May. Porthilly Spirit, 24 to 26 May 2019,… Read more

26 Feb 2019

40 years of memories at The Headland Hotel

In March 1979, at ages 29 and 23, John and Carolyn Armstrong embarked on what was to become a labour-of-love at the Headland Hotel. Taking it from a hotel in decline to the luxurious hotel it has become today is no mean feat, and has involved £30 million of improvements and repairs along the way…. Read more

15 Feb 2019
sean gee

Padstow shares success of Christmas festival

Local charities, schools and community groups received almost £8,000 of donations at a celebration evening in Padstow on Wednesday. The list of recipients included six schools from the Padstow area, as well as eight local community clubs and groups. The funds were raised through events held by the Friends of Padstow Christmas Festival during 2018. The annual… Read more

15 Feb 2019

Hospitality Hacks shortlist announced

The finalists for the Hospitality Hacks Cornwall Awards have been announced, ahead of the final ceremony on 26 February 2019. More than 200 hacks were submitted for the inaugural awards – created to celebrate smart thinking in the Cornish hospitality sector. A shortlist of 40 entries has been announced, split across eight categories. A panel of expert… Read more

11 Feb 2019
Prince Charles House, an Ocean Housing development in St Austell Teresa Appleton

Ocean Housing Group recognised as an Investor in People

Ocean Housing Group based in St Austell has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to realising the potential of its people. The Ocean Group includes Ocean Housing Group Limited, Ocean Housing Limited, and Gilbert and Goode Limited. The group builds homes for rent, shared ownership and sale, and… Read more

08 Feb 2019

Staff celebrated by leading Cornish hotel

Awards in leadership, outstanding service and performance were given to The Headland’s top employees at its annual awards dinner. Last month 138 of The Headland’s employees attended a glamorous dinner and dance event at The Alverton, Truro. The evening culminated in an awards ceremony, presented by owners John and Carolyn Armstrong, and managing director Darryl… Read more

08 Feb 2019

Kids stay for free at The Headland

This half term, between 9 and 24 February, children can enjoy an action-packed itinerary at The Headland Hotel in Newquay, for free. The Cornish seaside hotel has been offering family-friendly breaks for more than 40 years and has a range of rooms, facilities and activities, which are suitable for guests of all ages, making it… Read more