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Springboard shortlisting success

The Headland Hotel in Newquay has been shortlisted in the Best Regional Initiative category of this year’s Springboard Awards for Excellence. Held to celebrate and reward outstanding success in the attraction, recruitment and retention of talent within hospitality,...

Time Credits get volunteers into the gym

GLL, the social enterprise organisation that runs Cornwall’s 13 leisure centres on behalf of Cornwall Council, has teamed up with a national charity to offer volunteers who earn Time Credits free time in the gym or pool. St Austell Leisure Centre was the first to...

Exciting improvements at Helston Sports Centre

Recent refurbishments at Helston Sports Centre will soon be complete providing a range of enhanced facilities for members. More than £460,000 has been invested in the centre, with improvements including a new mezzanine level housing a much larger gym filled with top...

Brigitta graduates from Headland’s training programme

Having successfully completed the talent development programme at The Headland in Newquay, Brigitta Kovacs is about to take up a new role as HR Coordinator within the hotel’s People & Development department. Brigitta originally came to the UK to do work experience...

Rob comes back to his roots

Newly appointed Brewin Dolphin Business Development Manager Rob Jones is happy to have come back to his roots. Having started his career in the insurance industry in Devon and Cornwall in 1991, he is now using his experience and expertise in discretionary fund...

Lang Bennetts are regional apprenticeship finalists

Lang Bennetts’ Chartered Accountants have been selected as regional finalists in the SME Employer of the Year category of this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards. The Truro and Falmouth-based firm has successfully progressed through two stages of the judging...

Red Arrows come to tea

Before commentating on another of their team’s superb aeronautical displays above Falmouth Bay, the Red Arrows support crew took time out to enjoy afternoon tea at the Royal Duchy Hotel. Situated on the town’s seafront and commanding panoramic sea views, the hotel...

Turning tourism trauma into triumph

It’s the height of the summer tourism season and hospitality providers throughout Cornwall are busy catering for guests. Ensuring a high-quality visitor experience is a priority for most but how can that be achieved when something goes badly wrong? That was the awful...

Camborne cares

The Tyacks Hotel in Camborne has become the latest business to raise money for local charities. Thanks to donations collected at events like RockFest and regular tribute and Cornish band sessions, Tyacks’ Director Sam Bowen has presented a total of £1000 to three...

Racing for The Headland Cup

It’s a beautiful cup and four teams of ladies were determined to win it. Pulling hard on their oars as their male cox directed from the helm, they used every ounce of energy to navigate their gigs from Newquay Harbour to Pentire Headland before racing back. It’s the...

Afternoon tea with the Red Arrows

The Royal Duchy Hotel will be celebrating the return of the RAF’s world-renowned aerobatics team, the Red Arrows, with a special Afternoon Tea. On Tuesday 14th August, the Red Arrows will be taking to the skies over Falmouth seafront as part of Falmouth Week 2018....

Taxpayer victory important for holiday let providers

The tax team at Lang Bennetts Chartered Accountants are notifying clients of an important and unexpected win against HMRC in a case concerning Business Property Relief (BPR) on furnished holiday accommodation. The case follows the death in 2012 of Mrs Grace Graham,...

Hayley plans packed programme of Princess Pavilion events

As the Princess Pavilion’s new Events and Programme Manager, Hayley May is planning well ahead. With a busy schedule of events already fixed for this year, her aim is to get bigger, even more well-known names booked for 2019. Nor is her plan just about paid gigs,...

Meet the Makers in Camborne

Camborne’s regular Friday produce market is going to be boosted throughout July and August with the addition of stalls run by local arts and craft makers. Situated in the town’s main square, the market has long been a favourite with local residents and visitors keen...

Annie, art and defying religious extremism

Two hundred years ago in 1818, a group of men and women gathered at the County Library in Truro to establish a society of learning and culture that still exists and thrives today. The Royal Institution of Cornwall (RIC) runs the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Courtney...

Tennis in Bodmin bucks the national trend

It’s Wimbledon and that time of year when tennis becomes a popular spectator sport. Whilst millions of us love watching, however, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) statistics reveal a continuing decline in participation rates – currently 3.4% year on year, according to...