Free Event for Businesses Considering ISO 9001

Two Cornish companies are to celebrate achieving ISO 9001 status by helping other businesses in the county get to grips with the reasons behind gaining the accreditation. St.Agnes based, UKNetWeb, and neighboring business, Forward ITC, both undertook the ISO 9001 accreditation process last year and will be presented with their certificates, marking completion of the application process, at a special event later this month.

New Investment Fund for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

A new Investment fund supporting projects which have the potential to make a significant impact on the economy of Devon & Cornwall is being launched today.The Springboard Investment Fund will provide a new lifeline for aspiring entrepreneurs that have business plans with high growth potential.

Cornwall’s ‘Green Ambassador’ Sets Up Eco Business

Richard Bower, MBE, well known local environmental spokesman and Cornwall’s popular “green ambassador”, has set up a new business with his wife Lesley to help companies go green.

Neutralize Rename to Form Guava UK in European Digital Marketing Agency Merger

Cornwall-based search marketing agency, Neutralize became part of the European group in October 2007 and now all of the companies in the group are to be known by one name: Guava.

East and West Agree to Disagree on Good Customer Service

A traditional North and South divide is expected in many walks of life. However research from Asset Based Lender Venture Finance reveals there may be another kind of split when it comes to receiving good customer service.

Economic Storm Clouds Don’t Deter Holiday Bookings

Despite the credit crunch the majority of West Country residents are not worried about cutting the cost of their holidays according to an independent study by YouGov.

Sarah Lillicrap Joins Ashley PR Team

When ITV announced its intention to merge its Bristol and West Country news services, Sarah decided the time had come for a change and approached Ashley PR, having appreciated their work from ‘the other side’ for over ten years.

June Issue Preview: Sector Focus

A familiar challenge the report highlights is the high level of self employment in Cornwall (17.1%), which it says may be driven partly by a lack of large scale employment opportunities outside of the tourism sector, which is largely made up of small businesses. Sub-regionally, Plymouth had the lowest levels of self-employment (9.1%).

Revamp for Residents Lounge

Carrick Housing commissioned Barncroft Design Solutions of Saltash to create and implement a new interior design for the communal lounge at one of its housing complexes.

Increase in South West Insolvencies – Deloitte

Regional Rise in Appointments is 4th Highest in the UK, as Credit Crunch Starts to Bite. Latest analysis of administration and receivership figures by Deloitte, the leading business advisory firm, shows that insolvencies in the South West are up by 26 per cent for the first quarter of 2008 compared with the same period last year.