2019 Sponsors and Supporters
St Austell Brewery
Founded in 1851 by Walter Hicks, St Austell Brewery is one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall. The company owns an award-winning estate of 178 pubs and hotels across the South West and is one of Cornwall’s largest employers with over 1,500 full and part time employees. Our mission statement to serve customers with excellence ensures distinctive experiences for all guests, whether through premium accommodation, high quality food or the company’s well-established range of award-winning beers.
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Nestled in a huge crater, massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. As a registered charity all money raised supports transformational projects and learning programmes.
St Austell Printing Company
St Austell Printing Company is an award winning, family-run printing company with over 35 years experience in quality lithographic and digital printed communications. Based in our purpose-built sustainable factory on the outskirts of St Austell, we offer a full range of printing services as well as an in-house mailing and fulfilment department. We are proud to work with companies of all sizes both here in Cornwall as well as across the UK.
With an ongoing commitment to promoting the Cornish economy, we are undertaking a continued investment in equipment and offering skilled opportunities to local people – helping Cornwall to stay at the forefront of print manufacturing.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund
The £40m Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) provides commercially focussed finance through a Debt and Equity Fund to SMEs in the region, at all stages of their development.
Truro and Penwith College
Truro and Penwith College is a tertiary college and one of the best further education colleges in the country. Awarded the Training Quality Standard, Truro and Penwith College Business delivers high quality training and development solutions that make a real difference to employers. Apprenticeships, Business Skills, Management Training and Professional Qualifications are part of a complete range of opportunities offered throughout Cornwall to boost business performance.
Commercial Estates Group
CEG build communities, by regenerating, redeveloping and re-imagining local areas. CEG is delivering two significant developments in Cornwall at Carlyon Bay, St Austell and Saltash. We work closely with local councils and residents to deliver new homes, business spaces and inspirational places around the UK, enabling communities to flourish.
Their portfolio covers nine million square feet, with a capital value of around £800 million. Our rental income is at £50 million, with a value of around £66 million.
Business Cornwall is Cornwall’s only dedicated business news website and magazine. All the latest business news, information and advice on one dedicated site.
At Unlocking Potential we deliver a range of services for people looking for their dream professional job, entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses here in Cornwall.
Future Focus is an inspiring and practical programme crafted specifically for Cornwall-based business leaders who want to future-proof their businesses. We understand time is short for those at the top – so we’ll help you discover strength and energy to accelerate growth, reduce risk and create change. This programme from Unlocking Potential will arm you with the tools, resources and collaborative networks to break boundaries, innovate and prosper. The programme is part-funded by the European Development Fund.
Cornwall College Business
Cornwall College Business is the employer facing arm of The Cornwall College Group delivering apprenticeships and training across the South West. We are committed to employers to find the right training to deliver the best possible return for their business. Having helped approximately 15,000 apprentices over the past 10 years we are the most successful provider of apprenticeships in the South West. Additionally we offer a wide range of training; from business skills workshops to NVQ’s accessed in the workplace to professional qualifications and consultancy.
Cornwall’s local commercial radio station broadcasting from the Duchy. Pirate FM is part of the UKRD Group, which is based here in Cornwall. The group operates nearly 20 local radio stations across the UK.
Cornwall Council-owned businesses, providing infrastructure, engineering, housing, jobs, social care, facilities management, inward investment, transport and other essential services in Cornwall.
Access to Finance
Access to Finance is delivered by Oxford Innovation. Our mantra is “Education before Intervention” which means that we first work with you to explore the detail behind any funding requirements ensuring that not only is your current financial situation tuned to maximum efficiency but also that a range of funding options are identified to give your business the best solution.
Tevi purpose is to grow businesses by helping them benefit from the engaging with the circular economy; and to grow the natural environment in Cornwall, upon which all SMEs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly depend. Using data, grant funding, expert advice and insight, sensors and a host of other products to make this happen.
Cornwall Trade and Investment
Cornwall Trade and Investment, supporting business expansion into Cornwall and helping Cornwall based business with export.
Avanti is a satellite operating company providing communications services across Europe, Middle-East and Africa, connecting people and businesses wherever they are.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership drives activity to support business growth, create jobs and help people realise their potential. We are led by local business people working together with Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly to set the priorities for how our economy should grow. Our role is to oversee how best to invest over £1 billion of public, private and European funds in the local economy by 2020.
BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. We serve the needs of customers in the UK and in 180 countries worldwide. Our main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.
Vickery Holman are a leading firm of South West Property Consultants who provide a full range of commercial property services.
SBPR provide PR and marketing services for small, medium and large businesses throughout Cornwall and beyond.
Cornwall and the South West’s premiere AV and event specialists. Tailored solutions for all your event needs from single item hire to event production.
Vitamin Cornwall are a full service creative agency based in Cornwall, UK. Our services range from web design & development, logo design, brand identity, print design and packaging.
Film production in Cornwall for brands, businesses and events
Vertical Plus is one of the leading eCommerce and digital marketing companies within the South West.
GoJute is an award-winning supplier and manufacturer of Jute, Cotton and Juco bags and promotional items.