Fair gain for Thom the Hunter


Wild food expert and outdoor adventurer Thom Hunt has been confirmed as the latest keynote speaker at this year’s Cornwall Business Fair.

Thom Hunt
Thom Hunt

Hunt, who makes up one third of River Cottages’ infamous ‘Three Hungry Boys’, will be giving an insight into his future plans to launch sustainable projects here in Cornwall, benefitting new and existing businesses.

Hunt joins Green and Black’s founder Jo Fairley, Glastonbury icon Michael Eavis and former hostage negotiator Terry Waite as main speakers at the B2B event, taking place at Truro’s Health and Wellbeing Centre on May 15.

Known on the Channel 4 TV show as Thom the Hunter, Hunt currently runs his own business, 7th Rise, which is located on the banks of the River Fal. His company is currently the leading provider for outdoor activities in the UK.

In addition to working with High Fernley-Whittingstall at The River Cottage, he teaches foraging and wild cooking courses for a variety of nationally recognised organisations including Yeo Valley and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The Cornwall Business Fair is being organised by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Chief executive, Kim Conchie, said: “We are thrilled to have Thom Hunt join us for this momentous event celebrating enterprise here in Cornwall.

“Thom’s entrepreneurial knowledge and his past expeditions will almost certainly enthral all that attend this year’s Business Fair, while reminding us what’s important for a promising future of business in the county.”

The fair is part of a week-long programme of events which forms Cornwall Business Week.