Tarquin Leadbetter, one of last year's 30 under 30

The search has begun for Cornwall’s 30 under 30 Class of 2017.

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with networking group The Hub and Business Cornwall magazine, has opened nominations for Cornwall’s 30 under 30 Class of 2017 awards, which are being sponsored by CCB.

Once again, the race is on to find the 30 innovative entrepreneurs and employees aged under 30 who are making waves in the county.

To be eligible for the award, 30 under 30 entrants must be either employees or self-employed, working in Cornwall and under 30 years of age by the nomination deadline date, November 30.

Nominations can come from local businesses and the third sector. The judges are looking for nominations that reflect the diversity of the business landscape and the positive contribution that these passionate and talented entrepreneurs are adding to the County.

The 30 winners will appear in a special feature within the February 2018 edition of Business Cornwall magazine celebrating the Class of 2017, while an awards evening will be held at Cornwall College later that month.

Cornwall Chamber chief executive, Kim Conchie, said: “We want to highlight the great contribution being made by young people to Cornish commercial life and send a message to local businesses that it’s good to celebrate success and nurture the business leaders of tomorrow.

The Class of 2016 have been such an inspiration to young people starting their careers in the Duchy and we sincerely hope the Class of 2017 will do the same.”

To find out more about 30 under 30, click here. And spread the word using #cornwall30under30.