Friday, 30 March 2012

Cornwall Celebrates!

I think this bulletin from the Cornish Development Company focusing on the great things happening in Cornwall is worth sharing with you all.  I am particularly pleased to see Devoran Gig Club and A&P Falmouth flying the flag for the Truro and Falmouth constituency

· named Cornwall as the top ‘Staycation Destination’ in the UK
·         Cornish Pasty named ‘World’s Best Street Food’ by the March 2012 edition of Lonely Planet
·         Holiday lettings company Classic Cottages has been recognised as one of the top two self-catering companies in the UK by consumer guide ‘Which?
·         Cornwall dominates Trip Advisor’s Top Ten UK Beaches and St Ives makes the 10 Ten European Beaches list (6)
                    1        St Ives
     2        Newquay
     8        Padstow
AND Travellers’ Choice Beach Destinations:
     4        St Ives
     7        Bude
     10      Padstow
·         Cornwall Council enjoyed success by winning two of the five categories it was nominated in at this year’s Local Government Chronicle Awards – the Local Government equivalent of the Oscars.
·         St Agnes-based Dental Precision won the title of ‘Elite Dental Laboratory’ in the large laboratory category at the Elite Practice Awards.
·         St Austell Brewery has been named Regional Brewery of the Year at The Publicans’ Supplier Awards.
·         Flying the FLAG for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly£1.13 million of European Fisheries Fund (EFF) money has been secured to support the sustainable development of fishing communities in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.
·         Heartlands grand openingHeartlands, “the UK’s first cultural playground”, will open its doors to the public on Friday April 20, it has been announced.
·         Row, Row Row your boatDevoran Gig Club veterans will be taking a gig up to London as they have been selected to take part in the Jubilee Thames Regatta alongside 1,000 other vessels
·         TRAC-ed in national rankingAn independent research report analysing the top companies within the UK Healthcare Consultants Industry ranked Cornish Regulatory Affairs specialist TRAC as the 21st fastest growing company in terms of sales growth for 2011.  TRAC has recorded an increase of over 300% in its international sales so far this year.
·         Cornwall Today nominated in national awards
Cornwall Today has received a nomination at the 2012 Newspaper Awards, in the category of Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year.
·         Butchers’ academy will put Cornwall at cutting edgeA new academy to train the next generation of butchers is being built in Cornwall as part of a £600,000 expansion by the Brian Etherington Meat Company Ltd.  The first intake of students will be from Fifteen at Watergate Bay
·         Celeste Copper unveils "significant" drill results from Cornish projectThe drill results from the Dolcoath area the show high polymetallic grades, and a number of wide intersections of tin, copper, zinc, tungsten and indium mineralization.
·         Deli Farm wins Olympic contractDelabole-based Deli Farm Charcuterie has beaten off hundreds of hopefuls across the country in the race to supply athletes and visitors with the best of British foods for the London Olympics.
·         Cornish design studio wins major project for new £40m hotel group
Nixon is celebrating the start of 2012 by winning a major new contract for a £40m national hotel group, Halcyon Hotels and Resorts, which will involve them rebranding and creating new websites for seven luxury hotels situated across the UK
·         Superfast MilestoneA quarter of all Cornish homes and businesses now have access to superfast broadband. 66,000 Cornish premises can now receive the service, with the technology operating in 35 of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s 100 telephone exchange areas.
·         Furgo Seacore MASTer offshore windFugro Seacore have announced that they have signed a contract relating to the design, build and installation of an offshore met mast to record and monitor site conditions on the proposed Rampion Offshore Wind Farm site in the English Channel.
·         Sunshine on a cloudy day
Piran Technologies has won a place on the newly-unveiled Government G-Cloud Framework to supply cloud computing services to Government departments, councils and other public sector bodies.

      A&P wins Grimaldi contract A&P Falmouth has won a multi-million pound contract with   the   Italian ship owner Grimaldi. The new contract was won against stiff competition from several shipyards throughout Europe. It marks a milestone in A&P’s ten-year partnership with Grimaldi, taking the total number of Grimaldi ships repaired by the A&P Group to 50, the majority of which have been in Falmouth.

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