The 2020 Cornwall Business Awards have been cancelled.
The awards were originally scheduled to be held in June, before the pandemic outbreak led to them being postponed to an unnamed date later in the year.
However, having taken further stock of the situation and latest Government guidance, the organisers – the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth & Skills Hub and Cornwall Development Company – have decided to move all plans forward to next year.
In recognition of the challenging conditions facing all sectors of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly economy, the organisers said they are postponing the awards for this year to allow businesses to focus on overcoming the impact of coronavirus.
Kirsty Miles-Musgrave from the Growth Hub said: “We are really disappointed to cancel the awards for this year. We know how much the business community enjoys coming together to celebrate everything that is great about Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and hearing stories about the amazing companies across the region.
“However, we felt that this is not the right time to ask businesses to reflect on a successful 12 months in such an uncertain climate. Plus, we could not guarantee the gala dinner would go ahead later in the year, which is a highlight of the awards for everyone involved.”
The awards will be back stronger and louder next year, aiming to be an even bigger celebration and, reflecting the challenging times faced by businesses and communities, the awards will recognise how businesses have supported each other and the community.