The 2019 Awards


For 2019 we allowed even more businesses to be recognised by limiting the number of entries per business to just two awards.  There was awards for every size and type of business from sole traders, new business to exporters. To enter you had to be based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

The finalists for the awards were  announced in early May with Pirate FM and the winner announced in June at our awards gala dinner. 

What can the finalists win?

The Pirate FM Brand Builder Award winner will be chosen from the shortlist of finalists by our media sponsor Pirate FM. They will look at all the finalist businesses and pick their winner from who they think will have the most impact from the marketing support. All the finalists will be judged – you don’t have to be a category winner!  

The winner will receive a marketing campaign with Pirate FM to the value of £10,000 including, digital display advertising, 1 x promotional video, social media campaign, 2 x 30” commercials scripted and produced and a 3 month on air campaign with Pirate FM, plus free marketing advice for the entire year.

Win a marketing package worth £10,000 from Pirate FM 

Exporter of the Year Winner  

The winning business of Exporter of the Year will also win the opportunity to take part in a trade mission to explore new markets for export. Fully coordinated by category sponsors Cornwall Trade and Investment. 

Finalist Workshop 

Shortlisted businesses will be invited to a workshop on the afternoon of 23rd May at St Austell Conference Centre to help make the most of being a finalist and to prepare for Showdown Day.  Being an award nominee is a great opportunity to get your business noticed for all the right reasons but how are you going to achieve that?

SBPR Ltd is a Cornwall-based agency that has been helping clients communicate effectively for many years and founder Sue Bradbury will be leading a workshop to provide some practical tips and hints. From creating an action plan to writing a press release, Sue will get you thinking about all you can do in a fun, interactive session that should also provide some excellent networking.


2019 will see us introduce another new and exciting part of the judging process – Showdown Day! 

We will invite all the finalists to come to meet a judging panel where we will put their online entry to the test in person to decide the final category winners. 

This will be your chance to sell yourself and your business in person to make the difference to who gets their hands on the coveted trophies. The judges will have the opportunity to expand on the application questions and ask each finalists a bit more about why they think they should be a winner. 

Showdown Day will be held at Trevenson House in Redruth on 12th June. 

Business of the Year 

This year, for the first time the overall winner will be chosen by YOU!

Our Business of the Year will be chosen by a public vote from all the finalists. Voting opens when the shortlist is announced and closes on the awards night after the last category award winner.  

Organised and presented by The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub on behalf of
Cornwall Development Company, Bickford House, South Wheal Crofty, Station Road, Pool, Redruth TR15 3QG.