Gregg Wallace revealed as guest speaker at the Cornwall Business Awards 2018

Foodie hero, Gregg Wallace, has been revealed as the guest speaker at the Cornwall Business Awards 2018.

Best known for co-presenting MasterChef on BBC 2 and BBC 1, Gregg is also well-loved for fronting Eat Well for Less and Inside the Factory, as well as other TV projects.

He started his career on a fruit and veg stall in Covent Garden and went on to establish George Allan’s Greengrocer which built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5 million. He is also a writer and farmer and has owned two restaurants.


Gregg will share tales of his business success with business leaders, award hopefuls and sponsors when the glittering awards ceremony takes place on 19 April at St Mellion International Resort.

Gregg Wallace portrait black and white grins

“I look forward to learning more about Cornwall’s burgeoning business scene. On my visits to the county I’m always impressed by the quality and variety of businesses, and their products, not just in the food and hospitality sector but across the board”. enthuses Gregg.

For the first time the Awards are hosted by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub which provide an independent and impartial signposting service to help businesses grow through specialist support and training.

“We are hugely excited to welcome Gregg Wallace to the Cornwall Business Awards. Hearing how he has built up multi-pound businesses from scratch will be both inspiring and of real benefit to local businesses,” comments Stu Anderson, Operations Director of the Growth and Skills Hub.


“The awards ceremony promises to be a night of recognition, reward and undoubtable value. Get your awards entry in to be part of it!”

Now in their 13th year, the Awards champion businesses that stand out from the crowd and celebrate excellence across all business sectors, spanning everything from tourism to tech. With 14 categories to choose from they are open to businesses based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly of all shapes and sizes.

It is completely free to enter and applications are invited until the deadline of 16 February.