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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

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