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News Archive: 2012

Take a look at some of our previous news stories from across the company in 2012.

Press Releases from 2012

Date of issue Title (link to release) Project/Programme




24 December 

Superfast Cornwall celebrates its third international award

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by BT) 

21 December 

Stunning locations for 2013 events in Cornwall.

Festivals & Events (Issued by CDC) 


Three new tourism research reports released

Visit Cornwall/Tourism (Issued by CDC) 

19 December 

 Falmouth announced as host port for Iberian Tall Ships Regata

Festivals & Events (Issued by CDC) 

18 December 

Superfast Cornwall Director collects MBE

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by CDC) 

17 December 

Britains most southerly community goes superfast Lizard

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by CDC) 

11 December

The Sculpture Workshop

EC LAG (Issued by CDC) 

10 December 

13 million worth of support for families

Lizard Pathways (Issued by ESF) 

4 December 

 Visit Cornwall triple finalist in CIM Excellence Awards

Visit Cornwall (Issued by CDC)  




30 November 

Treverbyn Community Garden gets the go ahead

CC LAG (Issued by Growing Together) 

PSY wins approval for superyacht basin

Pendennis Superyachts/ Port of Falmouth

26 November 

A new name for The du Maurier Festival

Festivals & Events 

23 November 

 Point Europa Funding EC LAG

EC Local Action Group (Issued by Point Europa) 

20 November 

Economic wellbeing project EC LAG

EC Local Action Group (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

16 November 

Work is completed on multi million Health and Wellbeing Centre 

Issued by Cornwall Council 

9 November 

CTA Winners Announced 


7 November   

Theatre of Opportunity for Jobs

 Issued by ESF Convergence

2 November 

Superfast goes live in Perranporth and Wadebridge.

Superfast Cornwall  

British Travel Awards - VisitCornwall voted best UK Visitor Guide Website.

VisitCornwall (Issued by CDC) 


British Travel Awards - Cornwall success. 

VisitCornwall (Issued by CDC) 




30 October 

Newlyn framework points to workspace investment.

Priorty 4 SIF 

 Early success for BIG Team.

Business Investment for Growth 

24 October    

Stunning locations for 2013 events in Cornwall.


23 October 

Business Catalyst Second Call.

Business Catalyst Fund (issued by LEP)  


Significant expansion plans announced by AgustaWestland at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport

18 October 

 Superfast Worldwide Award.

Superfast Cornwall (issued bt BT) 

11 October 

Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012 Finalists Announced

Visit Cornwall Website 

10 October 

Cornwall website shortlisted for Digital-BAFTAS.

Visit Cornwall Website 

5th October 

LEP announces first Superfast Cornwall Fund investment 

Superfast Cornwall Fund (Issued by LEP) 

3rd October 

Garden project grows job skills

Community Grants (Issued by ESF)  


BLOODHOUND Rocket firing

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Issued by Nqy Cornwall Airport)

2nd October 

The Hungry Sailors set sail for Falmouth Oyster Festival

Festivals & Events 




27th September  

VisitCornwall named Best Tourist Website 


14th September 


Superfast Cornwall ( Issued by BT ) 

12th September 

Cornwall Manufacturers Forum prepares for national skills funding

Skills Support 

4th    September 

The Cream of Cornish Ladies Gig Rowers take on Team GB Olympic Medallists

Festivals & Events 

New cycle path connects city centre with west Truro

Priority 4 SIF (Issued by Cornwall Council)  




24th August  

Cornwall named top holiday spot by Countryfile magazine 


22nd August

Carrots as currency?? 

Local Action Group ( Issued by Growing Together)  

A feast of autumn Food Festivals in Cornwall

Festivals & Events 

21st August 

Opening of Classic Air Force at Newquay Aerohub Delayed until Next Spring

Aerohub @ Newquay Airport ( Enterprise Zone ) ( Issued by Classic Aircraft Trust)

15th August 

Team GB rowers challenge Cornish Gig elite  

Festivals & Events 

6th August 

 And so it came to pass.....…That Superfast broadband arrived in the village of Polperro

Superfast Cornwall 

3rd August 

Residents to Have Their Say on Tourism in Cornwall

Tourism/Visit Cornwall 


Economic Development Manager retires after 40 years of service


1st August

St Ives September Festival - a Festival of music, creative, scenic and gourmet delight

Festivals & Events 

1st August 

Discounted Entry for Human Race Festival of Sport for Cornish Residents

Festivals & Events




27th July  

Superfast Cornwall celebrates as long established Truro manufacturer becomes its 10,000th customer

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by BT)

26th July 

Putting Cornwall on the business map


25th July  

Late Summer Festivals in Cornwall

Visit Cornwall 

19th July 

Grow your own but not your own 

China Clay Local Action Group (issued by Growing Together) 

St Dennis Skatepark Press Release July 2012

Local Action Group(Issued by St Dennis Parish Council)


Clay Country Local Action new Rural Business

Local Action Group


West Cornwall wins a Rural Boost

Local Action Group

16th July       

Cornwall Gets the Silver Seal of Approval

Visit Cornwall 

13th July 

Give us a break weathermen and lets fight back!

Visit Cornwall 

9th July 

Minister launches Cornwall Aerohub at Farnborough

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Enterprise Zone) 




29th June 

New report reveals positive impact of Olympic Torch Relay on economy and reputation of Cornwall

Olympic Torch Relay 

28th June 

LEP confirms first Newquay Aerohub Investor

Aerohub Enterprise Zone (Issued by Local Enterprise Partnership)

22nd June 

Vote4Cornwall in the British Travel Awards

Tourism / Visit Cornwall 

20th June

Moorland Access improved thanks to Local Action Funding

West Cornwall Local Action Group (Issued by PAROW)

19th June 

Superfast Cornwall Director receives MBE

Superfast Cornwall 


VisitCornwall’s new website short-listed for national award

Visit Cornwall 

6th June 

Aerohub Enterprise Zone takes step towards development 

Enterprise Zone (Issued by Local Enterprise Partnership) 

1st June 

Recession forces innovation boost for UK plc



Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012 now open for entries 

Visit Cornwall 




29th May 

The Old Rectory turns green to Gold - Goldstar Award

Tourism (Visit Cornwall)

23rd May 

Cornish winners in VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 

Tourism (Visit Cornwall)

22nd May 

Ben Ainslie wins Gold in Falmouth 

Festivals & Events (Visit Cornwall)

International Awareness of Cornwall Peaks Thanks to Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay - Tourism 

20th May 

Cornwall praised for setting high standard for management of Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

 17th May

Entrepreneur Doug Richard to host business workshop as he officially opens Tremough Innovation Centre

Project Services (Issued by Plymouth University) 


Soaraway success for Zoeftig

Cornwall Business Awards - Winners


Cornwall wins six categories at Coast Awards 2012

Tourism (Issued by Coast Magazine) 

15th May 

Local Enterprise Partnership launches Ă‚ÂŁ17 million boost for jobs and growth in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Business Boost (Issued by Cornwall Council on behalf of the CIoS LEP)


Funding secured for a new footpath between Bilberry and Bugle 

Clay Country Local Action Group (Issued by Cornwall Council)

11th May 

Superfast cornwall labs will build Cornwall’s Reputation as a leader in innovation 

Superfast Cornwall (Issued by BT)


Falmouth Watersports Centre – International  Regatta Centre for World Class Sailing Event

Festivals & Events  


Special Visitor calls in on Kennal Vale School in Ponsanooth 





30th April 

Cornwall Leads the Way in Green Tourism

Visit Cornwall 


Fingers crossed for local firms: Finalists’ nerves ahead of Cornwall Business Awards 2012

Cornwall Business Awards 

27th April  

Falmouth Gets the Olympic Party Started 

Festivals & Events 

16th April Cornwall’s ‘communications revolution’ reaches out to more than a third of the county’s homes and businesses Superfast Cornwall (Issued by BT)
5th April Scottish Specialist schools on Cow Fertility Bodmin Moor Livestock Initiative
3rd April VisitCornwall Congratulates Cornish Finalists in the 2012 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Visit Cornwall / Tourism
2nd April St Michael’s Hotel & Spa caters for sailors and visitors for the Finn Festival Festivals & Events




29th March Treverbyn Community Hall development Clay Country Local Action Group
26th March North Quay at Hayle reaches another milestone Project Services (Issued by Cornwall Council)
19th March Olympic Flame Route and Torchbearers announcement Olymic Torch Relay
12th March National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be hub for World’s Media during the Finn sailing event in Falmouth Festivals & Events (VisitCornwall)
6th March Amazing amphitheatre, ideal waters and quirky quayside: all eyes on Falmouth for the Finn Gold Cup Festivals & Events (VisitCornwall)
2nd March Last call for entries to Cornwall Business Awards Cornwall Business Awards
1st March Cornwall’s leading companies discoverhow to defy the economic squeeze Cornwall Brand
  Flying the FLAG for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Contract Services / Project Services




28th Feb Superfast broadband already reaching out to a quarter of all Cornish homes and businesses  Superfast Cornwall (Issued by BT)
27th Feb Digitally Sorted launched at Bodmin College Superfast Cornwall (Issued by Cornwall Council)
10th Feb Countdown to Olympic Torch Relay Olympic Torch Relay (issued by Cornwall Council)
9th Feb Olympic Medallist to Set the Pace at Cornwall Business Awards 2012 Cornwall Business Awards
  Cornwall Council welcomes Wave Hub news Wavehub (Issued by Cornwall Council)
7th Feb Nanpean Rovers A.F.C sports pavillion refurbishments almost complete Clay Country Local Action Group (issued by Nanpean Rovers AFC)
6th Feb 100th Cornwall Spring Flower Show Festivals & Events (VisitCornwall)
1st Feb New watersports videos promotes Cornish marine leisure sector NEA2 / Project Services (Issued by Cornwall Marine Network)




31st Jan First clients move into Tremough Innovation Centre Project Services (issued by University of Plymouth)
26th Jan Royal Cornwall Yacht Club's Neil Andrew assists World Sailing events in Australia Festivals & Events (VisitCornwall)
26th Jan St Michael's Mount joins the superfast internet revolution Superfast Cornwall (issued by BT)
23rd Jan Agriculture, food and drink research findings Rural Delivery Team
23rd Jan Superfast Cornwall News Release Superfast Cornwall (issued by BT)
19th January Cornwall is leading Europe with superfast broadband rollout says top telecoms exec Superfast Cornwall (issued by BT)
13th January Superfast Cornwall off to a flying start in 2012 as 15 more communities get superfast broadband Superfast Cornwall (issued by BT)
12th January Four new social enterprises School for Social Enterpreneurs
12th January Entries open for J.P. Morgan Asset Management Falmouth Finn Gold Cup 2012 Festivals & Events (VisitCornwall)
12th January Cornwall Business Awards 2012 Launched Cornwall Business Awards
5th January Cornwall takes inventory of green house gases Regions for Sustainable Change (Low Carbon)

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