Prisk to address local entrepreneurs


The Shadow Minister for Cornwall, Mark Prisk MP, is to meet Cornish businesses and internet entrepreneurs on Thursday, at a reception hosted by Follett Stock Solicitors in Truro.

The visit will mark the end of the day’s Internet Marketing Course, which will be attended by 20 Cornish business owners who are working to make their businesses more competitive on the internet.

The course is a partnership initiative between Channel Computing Limited (Penryn), Butterfly Business Development (Redruth), The Digital Peninsula Network and Follett Stock

Its aim is to provide an opportunity for those trading online to learn how to make their web sites more profitable and successful. It is the brain-child of Channel Computing’s Peter Graves and Mike Kevern of Butterfly Business Consultancy, and teaches Cornish businesses how to promote their companies on-line. 

The success of the course is also due to the support Follett Stock, whose head of commercial law, Penny Paddle, takes a module of the course, about the legal requirements and potential pitfalls of trading on-line. 

Graves commented: “This is an exciting time for Cornwall, with rapid development of the knowledge economy and the opportunity for local businesses here to trade worldwide. I do not think Mr Prisk could have chosen a better group of businesses to talk to, as all these people are doing something positive about their future, and will appreciate any extra contacts or support that may help them sell their businesses to the world.  The visit will provide a bonus to us all at the end of an intensive and productive day.”