Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Cornwall Celebrates!

I think the information below, given to me by the Cornwall Development Company, showcases some of the many positive things that are going on in the County at the moment, not least the fantastic successes highlighted below achieved by local businesses in the Truro and Falmouth constituency

Brush with success for Driftwood AleA Cornish ale has won the Campaign for Real Ale’s “Supreme Winter Beer of Britain” title. Alfie’s Revenge was last week named the UK’s best “old ale” and best overall winter beer for 2012 at the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester.
Courtyard Deli is congratulated by Prime Minister
A Falmouth delicatessen is celebrating after winning the Local Business Accelerators competition. The Courtyard Deli won a nationwide campaign for a share of £15m of free advertising to help boost their business in 2012
 Olympic status for ambitious play on tin mining
A large-scale production that aims to combine the talents of professional actors, opera singers and local choirs for a celebration of Cornwall’s mining heritage has been given a prestigious award as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme.
 Camel Valley celebrates at Bollecine Del Mondo For the second successive year Camel Valley Vineyard's sparkling rosé has won the 'Best Sparkling Rosé in the World’ trophy at Bollecine del Mondo awards ceremony in Verona, as well as finishing second in the overall competition of the world's top 200 sparkling wines
Cornwall triumphs at Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012
·         Top 25 Spa Hotels in the UK
1st     St Moritz Hotel
2nd    The Scarlet
14th   Bedruthan Steps Hotel
·         Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in the UK
10th   No1, St Ives
·         Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in the UK
24th   The Scarlet
·         Cornwall Business Awards 2012 launched
·         Work completed on a state of the art business innovation centre at Tremough and is set
to welcome its first tenants
·         £800k Regeneration Boost for Newquay Harbour in Cornwall
·         Superfast Cornwall connects St Michael’s Mount.  Residents on the historic tidal island have just been connected to the latest technology capable of superfast speeds up to 40Mbps.
·         University aims for carbon neutrality with pioneering project - Plymouth University has been awarded almost £1 million to create a world first in environmentally friendly computer technology.
·         Research Instruments in Falmouth, which specialises in equipment for IVF treatment, is celebrating almost 50 years of growth.
·         Renewables firm lands contract to build ‘unique’ development in US - Cornish renewables specialist Mimer Energy has signed a joint venture deal to develop a £10 million geothermal scheme in Rhode Island, America
·         BBC Stargazing Live visits Cornwall’s Eden Project
Cornwall takes inventory of green house gases - The significant progress which is being made to reduce carbon emissions in Cornwall can now be accurately measured for the first time thanks to the publication of an inventory which details the levels of greenhouses gases being produced.
Superfast Cornwall roll out of the a flying start in 2012 - 59,000 homes and businesses across Cornwall now have access to superfast broadband and the programme is well on its way to reaching 90,000 premises by the end of March.
 Emphasis on value-added sees firm win back work from China - Manufacturer Arcol operates at the cutting edge of a global marketplace. The business manufactures power resistors for a range of sectors including automotive, renewables and medical and even sells to China in a reverse of the usual manufacturing trend.
 Firm that’s the perfect package for growth - A company that began life 14 years ago as a traditional joinery firm is now leading the way in international transit packaging for unusual and high value products. South West Packaging Cases Ltd, on Cardrew Industrial Estate at Redruth, has just achieved quality accreditation from the International Standards Organisation (ISO) to ensure it remains at the forefront of growing international market.
Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) secures commercial deal - The company which won a £6.7 million Regional Development Fund grant to transform the Goonhilly earth station into a satellite communications business and deep-space research science park has signed a contract with one of the World’s largest communications providers. GES, which took over the running of the site last year, has signed an undisclosed deal with SES to provide the Luxembourg-based satellite company with a variety of services from the Cornwall facility.
CUC expertise highlighted in Europe - The Combined Universities in Cornwall showcased its expertise in nurturing an innovative business culture at a conference in the Czech Republic.
BT broadband chief in Cornwall - Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is leading Europe with its “pioneering” roll-out of superfast broadband said Bill Murphy, BT’s managing director for next generation broadband, during a fact-finding visit to Cornwall.
 West could be global marine energy leader - The South West is poised to lead the World on wave and tidal power as the Government reveals the region as the UK’s first marine energy park.
School set for international mine games - Mining students from Cornwall are to compete against 40 teams from around the World at the international competition, to be held for the first time in Cornwall. 
 Sally Shalam’s Britain: Re-branding should be first resort for Skegness (Blog) - Cornwall is a master brand…sometimes it will also be about what you don’t have, rather than what you do. A lack of a motorway running through, for example, can be an advantage (look at Cornwall, look at Wales).

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