New Cornish online retailer


A new online retail business has opened selling purely Cornwall-made goods.

Hayle-based Cornish Magpie is the brainchild of Shirley Cookson, who wanted a website where customers could browse for items from Cornwall, and be inspired by the range of products on offer.

Cornish Magpie suppliers a wide range of products from market traders and small companies, to those wanting to turn a hobby into a business for themselves.

Cookson said: “The idea behind Cornish Magpie came about when I was looking online for a gift idea for a friend of mine – the one thing I was sure of was that it had to be made in Cornwall. I had no idea what I wanted to get her, so where did I start?

“I found a lot of sites specific to a certain product – but what I really wanted was a site with a range of items – and so came the idea for Cornish Magpie.”