Coodes helps lay foundations for enterprise in Cornwall


Unleashing Cornwall’s business potential was the aim of Coodes Solicitors as the firm took part in Enterprise Week. To celebrate the national campaign between November 17-23, the Cornish law firm has been inspiring people to make their dreams a reality. Solicitors from Coodes led and took part in a number of events and activities to encourage enterprise.

Female representatives from Coodes were amongst the guest speakers at an event in Redruth on Wednesday (November 19), called Ask the Expert, organised by Business Support Network in aid of Women’s Enterprise Day. The Coodes presenters spoke about flexible working and offered legal tips on how to start up a business.

The event also saw the firm launch its new business services, which offers every aspect of commercial law support for organisations of all sizes and sectors. Meanwhile, Anna Garde-Evans, a solicitor based at Coodes St Austell, joined Education Business Partnership at Penrise School and gave an inspiring talk about what it’s like to be a successful woman in business. Rachel Bateman, who specialises in employment, said: “Women’s Enterprise Day is all about encouraging women to aim high, whether that be within their current employment or by setting up their own venture.

“We wanted to take part in order to arm the female delegates with the information they need to start their enterprising journey.”

And Friday (November 21) saw the firm welcome two of the world’s leading experts on entrepreneurialism into its Truro office for a seminar focussing on business in Cornwall. Ian Scott and Ernesto Sirolli discussed topics such as why new business is needed to regenerate communities, how to engage with disadvantaged communities, why enterprise is vital for a prosperous Cornwall and how to achieve it.

Allison Bunney, Head of Commercial Property and Head of Truro office, said: “We were delighted to host such an event. “Ian and Ernesto were so informative and entertaining at the same time. “They showed us all that despite our current economic climate there are ways that enterprise can thrive, especially in Cornwall. “They were very inspiring and their passion for enterprise enthralled us all.”