Positivity ahead of Business Fair


With just a couple of weeks to go until the Cornwall Business Fair, the event is being heralded as a symbol of the Cornish business community’s resilience and positivity.

Taking place on Wednesday June 15 as the centrepiece of Cornwall’s Festival of Business, the fair – organised by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce – provides a platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to inspire, connect and support each other.

With a new home at Falmouth University and following a year’s hiatus and a virtual format in 2020, the 2022 edition of the event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Completely free to join and a chance to meet business support projects, service providers and charities all under one roof, the fair wraps networking, workshops and masterclasses into an all-encompassing day.

Chamber CEO Kim Conchie said: “Businesses raced to grab a spot at the Cornwall Business Fair – all 60 stands were snapped up in record time and we’ve got a packed schedule of events throughout the day. It’s a fantastic showing of solidarity and just one sign of Cornwall’s bullishness and optimism in the face of current challenges.

“I know how precious everyone’s time is but if there’s just one thing that you step away from the workplace for this month, make it the fair. Join us for a couple of hours or for the whole day, you’ll come away buzzing with connections and a head full of ideas.”

The Cornwall Business Fair will be one of over 40 in-person and virtual events brought together by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce during the week-long Cornwall Festival of Business (June 13-17).

Highlights include:

  • 10 Top Business Tips from 10 Global Business Gurus

Tuesday June 14 – Online

In this fast-paced session Cornwall based business consultant Trevor Lee will share 10 top business tips from 10 of the amazing global guests who have recently been on his ‘Better Presentations More Sales’ podcast.

  • Finance in Cornwall with PKF Francis Clark, in association with British Business Bank

Thursday June 16 – Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay

A morning of short, snappy sessions with a host of funders, finance providers and support organisations, covering everything from grants and business support to debt funding and getting investment ready.

  • Predicting the Future of Work, hosted by the Smart Working Revolution

Thursday June 16 – Cornwall Channel offices, Bodmin

A thought leader panel discussion on ideas, hope, dreams and predictions for the fast-evolving world of work post pandemic, from repurposing office space to robotics.