Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cornwall Celebrates! (pt2)

I have received a further weekly update from the Cornwall Development Company highlighting Cornish successes in the last week, which I thought I I should share with you – Truro and Falmouth businesses again feature heavily!

·         Cornish company Frugi has been named the best selling British childrenswear brand by leading trade title Childrenswear Buyer Magazine.
·         Trispen-based cake topper company, Cake Top Characters, has beaten thousands of UK businesses to win Mr Site’s Website of Year 2011.
·         The One Eyed Cat in Truro has been ranked seventh out of the country’s 30 Best Places for Brunch, by The Times newspaper.
·         Export Cornwall announce Cornwall’s first Export FairCornwall’s first ever export fair will take place at Kingsley Village on March 22nd. The Export Cafe will host country specialists and representatives from embassies in China, Russia, USA and Europe, who are hot footing it to Cornwall to take part in the event.
·         The (offshore) winds of changeThe Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investigating whether it could use Wave Hub, the world’s largest wave energy test site, to accommodate floating offshore wind turbines as part of a demonstration project valued at over £25 million.
·         Superyachts shortlisted
Pendennis Shipyard has had three of its projects shortlisted as finalists in the World Superyacht Awards.  Hemisphere, Christopher and Akalam are all in the running and the winners will be announced in Istanbul on 5th May.
·         Cornish Vineyard goes mobile
Bob Lindo from Camel Valley Vineyard appeared on the
Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV at 3pm today– and he took a vineyard with him!
·         Destination, Destination, Destination….Cornwall has been nominated as the UK’s Best Destination in the 50+ Awards. The winners will be announced and the prizes presented at the 50+ Awards Gala Reception on 13 June at London’s Olympia.
·         Dragon tweets about Cornish buntingBBC Dragon Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday (#sbs) helps businesses promote their products and services to a wider audience. Out of thousands, Theo chose Delabole-base Just Bunting as one of six favourite tweets to share with over 225,000 of his followers on twitter.

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