Cornwall Business Week


A number of business events are taking place up and down the Duchy as part of this year’s Cornwall Business Week (May 11 – 15).

Tomorrow (May 12), The Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay is once again the venue for the popular Finance in Cornwall conference, hosted by accountancy firm Francis Clark.

The event, which is now in its eighth year, will bring together people representing the funding and business support streams potentially available to SMEs.

This will be followed in the afternoon, at the same venue, by a new sustainability event – Thrive Sustainability (2pm-4pm).

A number of speakers will be presenting, including Kathi Kaesehage, a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter who will examine why business leaders of SMEs adapt to climate change; and Mojo Maritime, a specialist subsea operations company which has grown from its base in

Falmouth to be a leading global player in renewable energy.

The following day sees the Cornwall Business Fair, hosted this year by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce at the iconic Eden Project.

As well as featuring a B2B trade exhibition, there will also be a full programme of seminars and key note speakers, as well as debate analysing the role the Cornish language has to play in business.

On Thursday (May 14) it’s all eyes on St Mellion International for the tenth annual Cornwall Business Awards, which is preceded by a special networking event jointly held by the Chamber and Leading Women, where Truro and Falmouth MP, Sarah Newton, will be explaining what the General Election result means for Cornwall’s businesses.