What’s your story Camborne?


What’s your story Camborne? That’s the question being posed to residents of one of Cornwall’s most historic and iconic towns.

BID Camborne, the business improvement district, launched the campaign to enable locals to have their say and get their stories heard as Camborne starts the next chapter in its illustrious history.

Mel Martin, BID manager for BID Camborne, said: “Camborne was once at the epi-centre of Cornwall’s mining industry and home to some of the world’s greatest engineers.

John Lowdon (l) from Changing Brands with Mel Martin and George Le Hunte from BID Camborne
John Lowdon (l) from Changing Brands with Mel Martin and George Le Hunte from BID Camborne

“Having given world powered road travel for passengers, thanks to Richard Trevithick’s Puffing Devil, Camborne has always been a progressive place.

“We have now started to work a new brand identity to take Camborne into the future with pride.”

The campaign was fittingly launched at Camborne Library, which stands in the shadows of one of Cornwall’s inspirational sons.

“We are encouraging everyone to get involved,” added Martin. “Questionnaires are available at key points throughout the town and people can tell us their story and share images and ideas via Facebook, Pintrest and on Twitter using the hashtag #FutureCamborne.”

Local branding and design agency, Changing Brands is working closely with BID Camborne and will be using these stories to deliver a new, fresh image for the town.

Changing Brands has already delivered successful similar projects, including the highly-commended design and branding work for Falmouth BID.

John Lowdon from Changing Brands said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be helping Camborne define its brand and move towards a positive future for its residents and businesses.

“Branding isn’t just about designing a logo, it’s about communicating to the world what you stand for and this is a great opportunity to have a say in changing perceptions and opinions of a great Cornish town.”

To get involved and share your story simply log on to www.facebook.com/FutureCamborne.

Questionnaires can be collected from and returned to the following locations: Camborne Rugby Club, Camborne Library, Camborne One Stop Shop, Tyacks Hotel, The John Francis Basset and Costa Coffee in the town centre.