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07 Feb 2019

Cornish businesses share more than 200 Hospitality Hacks ahead of inaugural awards

More than 200 innovative ideas and tips have been submitted by businesses in Cornwall as part of the Hospitality Hacks awards – created to celebrate smart thinking in the sector, and award those that are taking steps to make their businesses outstanding. Over 200 entries, or Hospitality Hacks, have been submitted. Each hack will be considered by a… Read more


16 Jan 2019

Flybe investment welcomed by leading Newquay hotel

A leading Cornish hotel has welcomed the news that Virgin Atlantic will invest in southwest airline Flybe.  Virgin Atlantic – which will take over Flybe from spring 2019 – will open up Newquay to more international markets.  The takeover will complement the new Heathrow route, which from 31 March, will provide international, in particular American,… Read more


15 Jan 2019

New surf and art breaks in west Cornwall

A luxury self-catering resort in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, has launched two new short break packages for 2019. Una St Ives has developed experience-led offers based on two themes – surfing and art.  The surf break includes a minimum of three nights in one of Una’s two, three, or four-bed eco lodges, and a two-hour surf… Read more


15 Jan 2019
Prince Charles House, a Cornish development by Gilbert & Goode Teresa Appleton

World first ISO certification for Cornish developer

Cornish building contractor and developer Gilbert & Goode has become the first company in the world to achieve the international certification ISO 18404 for Lean and Six Sigma. The certification was developed by a British Standards Institute committee chaired by Professor Tony Bendell to help organisations set up lean management systems, with a consistent approach,… Read more


10 Jan 2019

Cornish restaurant to host Tuscan feast in collaboration with Italian winemaker

Award-winning Cornish restaurant, The Longstore, and esteemed Italian wine producer, Brancaia, are teaming up to serve a special Tuscan food and wine evening this February. Executive chef at The Longstore, Ben Ambridge, has joined forces with Brancaia’s winery ambassador, Andrea D’Alessio, to create an authentic six course Tuscan feast for the Charlestown restaurant’s first Italian… Read more


07 Jan 2019
Be the Business

Hospitality Hacks hits the road

Free workshops for people working in Cornish hospitality will be held at tourism hotspots in January 2019, as part of a new county-wide tour. Some of the country’s leading experts will be delivering sessions on SEO trends, travel and tourism PR, Instagram for hospitality businesses, and more – with the roadshow stopping off in St… Read more


20 Dec 2018
The Legacy Properties team onsite at Woodlands Mike Searle

New recruits help Cornish developer to record year

A multi-award-winning property development company in Cornwall has recruited six new members of staff following a record year of growth. Established in 2008, Legacy Properties specialises in building high-end coastal properties and contemporary family homes in spectacular Cornish locations. The appointments support Legacy’s expansion across its portfolio; growing into the homes market in addition to… Read more


19 Dec 2018
Gilbert & Goode construction

Cornish building company encourages health and wellbeing in the workplace

A leading Cornish construction company recently provided free health checks to its staff and subcontractors. St Austell-based Gilbert & Goode offered health screening at a number of sites in Devon and Cornwall, with around 30 workers taking part. As part of the health screen, employees had their blood pressure and cholesterol tested, as well as… Read more


12 Dec 2018
James Ram

Thousands attend Padstow Christmas Festival

More than 50,000 food lovers and Christmas revellers from across the country braved wintery weather at the weekend to visit the annual Padstow Christmas Festival. The popular four-day event, which ran from 6 to 9 December, has become one of the largest of its kind in the country. Padstow bustled with celebrity chefs and showcased… Read more


10 Dec 2018
Beth Druce

Hospitality hacks to business success

An awards scheme celebrating smart thinking and innovative ideas in Cornish hospitality businesses has launched this week. Hospitality Hacks is a new initiative from Be the Business, a charity supporting businesses by helping them share knowledge and skills. Set up to improve performance throughout the sector, the awards are based around an innovative new format… Read more