Two awareness-raising events, for your organisation, and the sector, and find out more about apprentices

Cornwall Business Awards

The 2019 award nominations are now open, with new categories, and a new application form, with questions that they say are more relevant to what they need to know to hand out the awards.

There are 14 categories:

  • Best Customer Service
  • Best New Business
  • Best Business with a Purpose 
  • Growth Business of the Year
  • Sole Trader of the Year
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Product of the Year
  • Young Business Person of the Year
  • Best Family Business
  • Best Place to Work 
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Circular Economy Award

You can find out more, and apply, online at the Cornwall Business Awards website.  The closing date is 31 March.  The awards will be presented in June.


Cornwall Skills Show

The Cornwall Skills Show takes place on March 19 at the Royal Cornwall Showground, and is a visited by more than 2,500 young people aged 15-16.  Free exhibition stands are available to businesses in the following sectors:

  • creative and digital
  • food and farming
  • entrepreneurial
  • legal
  • financial
  • retail

They don’t specifically mention the third sector, but if your organisation fits under one of those headings, it might be worth investigating, to show these young people that there are more ways to work in the sector than perhaps they think.

For more information, email 


Apprenticeships – Working for Business

Truro and Penwith College is holding an event during National Apprenticeship Week to help local businesses work out whether they could benefit from employing an apprentice, and to get the most out of them.

The Workshop is on 4 March, and is free to attend. It runs from 9.30 to 11.45 am, at Haven House, in Truro.

You can book your place on Eventbrite.