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All our press releases for this year are posted below in date order. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our circulation list.

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




16 December 

Free digital marketing workshops for tourism businesses

Visit Cornwall 

Capital Concern: Access to finance named the greatest barrier to business creation

Invest in Cornwall 

13 December 

Superfast boost to Saints e-marketing

Superfast Cornwall Fund (Issued on behalf of Saints Screen Print Co. Ltd)

9 December 

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta announces the RNLI as the event’s Nominated Charity

Festival & Events 

Clay Trails Partnership

CC Local Action Group (Issued by Clay Trails Partnership) 

5 December 

Superfast forward for St Breward IT Learners

Superfast Cornwall 

2 December 

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners set to welcome back Tall Ships to port in 2014

Festival & Events 




25 November    

Falmouth Town Council fully on board for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 

22 November 

Lingerie company awarded £4,000 from Superfast Cornwall Fund

Superfast Cornwall Fund (RGF) 

18 November 

Green shoots of recovery are appearing in east Cornwall

EC Local Action Group (Launceston) 

Green shoots of recovery are appearing in east Cornwall

EC Local Action Group (Liskeard)

Cornwall Marine Network Seeks Crew for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 

14 November 

Cornwall Farmers announces £2.3 million growth plan

Business Catalyst Fund (RGF) 

13 November 

Korean State visit includes Smart trip to Cornwall

Smart Cornwall 

11 November 

New fibre broadband network reaches more than 80 per cent of Cornwall as research says it’s boosting the local economy

Superfast Cornwall 

Leading Cornwall Solicitors Hine Downing Sponsor 2014 Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events

7 November 

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport announces new hangar



Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14 Winners Announced

Visit Cornwall 

5 November 

New website launched for the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth!

Festival & Events 

1 November 

Cornwall gives the British Travel Awards a golden high five

Visit Cornwall 




28 October 

A & P is a Major Partner in the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth

Festival & Events 

21 October 

Falmouth University - Event Sponsors of the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 

15 October 

Royal Cornwall Showground goes superfast 

Superfast Cornwall 

14 October 

International Company Watson-Marlow Sponsors the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth

Festival & Events 

10 October 

Helping hand to Regional Growth Fund applicants

Business Support / RGF (Issued by LEP) 

8 October 

Tension mounts as finalists in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14 are announced

Visit Cornwall 


Reinstatement of lifting frame marks completion of restoration work at South Crofty headframe

Major Projects 

4 October 

Greentraveller launches Cornwall destination guide

Visit Cornwall 

2 October    

Cornwall’s leading businesses attend smart social media masterclass

Cornwall Brand (Invest in Cornwall) 




30 September 

John Dyer appointed as the Falmouth Artist in Residence for the Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 

27 September 

 Cornwall builds better business links with China

Inward Investment (Invest in Cornwall) (Issued by UKTI) 

Graduation for fifth cohort of Cornwall social entrepreneurs 

WC & CC LAG (Issued bt ESF Convergence) 

23 September 

Maritime Museum adds support for the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta in 2014

Festival & Events 

13 September 

Development grant to small business operating in St Stephen 

Clay Country Local Action Group 

12 September 

LEP outlines spending priorities for next EU programme

EU Funding (Issued by LEP)

9 September 

Worlds first civilian centre for operating unmanned aircraft systems launched

Invest in Cornwall / Aerohub 


BT Cornwall welcomed on board as principal sponsor for Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta in 2014 

Festival & Events 




28 August 

It's 'About Time' Cornwall hit cinemas again 

Visit Cornwall 

Superfast Cornwall Hospice Care Partnership to create 13 jobs 

Superfast Cornwall Fund (RGF) (Issued by Cornwall Hospice Care) 

27 August    

Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014 'Year to Go' 

Festival & Events

19 August 

First ship signs up for the 2014 Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tallships Regatta 

Festival & Events 

15 August

Cornwall is a Breton revelation 

Visit Cornwall supported event (issued by Cornwall Council) 

14 August 

Call to Action for Micro-Businesses in East Cornwall 

East Cornwall Local Action Group 

12 August 

Falmouth Tall Ships Association Central to the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta

Festival & Events 

We all have a business in us 

Invest in Cornwall 

8 August 

Council invites local residents and businesses to have their say on budget 

Local authority funding (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

5 August    

The Falmouth Hotel sponsors the 2014 Falmouth - Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 

Festival & Events 




31 July 

Council secures more that £1m funding for electric vehicle charging points 

Low Carbon (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

30 July    

Share Memories of Cornwall for Money Can't Buy Prizes 

Visit Cornwall 

24 July 

Litter Pickers Collect a Sackful of Satisfaction 

Visit Cornwall

23 July 

Packet Media announced as Falmouth Media Partner for Tall Ships Regatta 2014 

Festival & Events

22 July 

'Home of King Arthur' gets high-speed fibre broadband as coverage in Cornwall passes 70 per cent 

Superfast Cornwall


17 July 

Renewable industry challenges Government finance strategy 

Invest in Cornwall 

16 July    

Visit Cornwall Sweeps Up for Summer 

CDC / Volunteering 

12 July   

Heartlands Project wins prestigious national planning award 

Heartlands (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

11 July 

Cornish groups and producers prepare to take Cornwall to Lorient 

Festival & Events / Destination Marketing (Issued by MAGA (Cornish Language Partnership)

10 July 

Cornwall Tipped to Continue Reign as Favourite UK Holiday Destination 


8 July    

2014 Tall Ships Regatta, Falmouth.  Exciting Opportunities for Volunteers 

Festival & Events 




25 June 

Marine renewables specialist joins invest in Cornwall

Invest in Cornwall 

21 June 

Historic 'Tinners' village of Coombe celebrates arrival of Superfast Broadband 

Superfast Cornwall 

17 June 

2014 Tall Ships Regatta Falmouth Invitation to Sponsors 

Festival & Events 

12 June 

Pendennis celebrates Yard Development Project 

P4 SIF / Growing Places (Issued by Pendennis) 

10 June 

Roseland Peninsula celebrates arrival of Superfast Broadband 

Superfast Cornwall 


The South West makes Waves in Scotland 

InvestinCornwall (SWMEP) 


Aerohub one step closer to funding for Enterprise Zone Business Park 

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Issued by LEP) 

5 June 

World-leading trial wins Superfast Cornwall its fourth international award 

Superfast Cornwall 




28 May 

Over £500,000 of work won by Cornish construction firms 

P4 Strategic Investment Framework (Issued by Convergence)


Entries Open for the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013

Cornwall Tourism Awards 

24 May    

Whitemoor Recreation Ground Celebration

Clay Country Local Action Group 

21 May    

Cornwall claims 6 titles in the VisitEngland Awards of Excellence 2013

Tourism success 

17 May 

Cornwall Business Awards 2013 Winners Announced 

Cornwall Business Awards 

15 May 

Transport Minister to cut the first turf for CPR link road 

Priority 4 Strategic Investment Framework / CPRR 

 14 May

Falmouth dates for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta announced

Festivals & Events 

 13 May

New venture promotes Classic Cottages to German tourism market

Business Investment for Growth (Issued by Classic Cottages) 

10 May 

Visit Cornwall teams up with Engine House Media Ltd to Launch Targeted Mini-Guides

Visit Cornwall 

 9 May

Sharp’s Brewery Joins The Superfast Internet Revolution

Superfast Cornwall 


Cornwall’s outdoor music scene is well and truly thriving!

Festivals & Events 

 7 May

£1.8million brownfield regeneration at Wheal Jane Earth Science Park

P4 Strategic Investment Framework (Issued by Convergence) 


Restored tramway is back on track

Clay Country Local Action Group (Issued by Cornwall Council)

6 May 

Preparations begin for Superfast on Scilly 

Superfast Cornwall 




24 April 

WREN taking stock as funding stream comes to an end

East Cornwall Local Action Group 

23 April 

Aerohub becomes one of the largest open development sites in the UK

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport

 22 April

Cornwall Business Awards Shortlisted companies (various versions)

Cornwall Business Awards 

ClayTAWC in Dennis re-fit for the next century

Clay Country Local Action Group

17 April 

Music acts confirmed to headline at Fowey Festival of Words and Music 

Festivals & Events 

15 April 

South Crofty Heritage Conservation Work Gathers Pace

Major Projects 


Work to Jubilee Warehouse begins!

Priority 4 Strategic Investment Framework (Issed by Robotmother)

9 April 

Cornish butcher celebrates £143k investment from Business Catalyst Fund

Business Catalyst Fund (Regional Growth Fund - Issued by Francis Clark) 

5 April 

Arthurian Centre gets ready for summer 

East Cornwall Local Action Group (Issued by Arthurian Centre)




28 March 

Fowey plays host to two international Festivals

Festivals & Events 

26 March 

Newquay Cornwall Airport announced as a new UK search and rescue base

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Issued by CAL) 


The Taste of Cornwall - Food Festivals on the Beach and on the Quayside

Festivals & Events 

22 March 

£2m GBI fund now available to more Cornish companies

Invest in Cornwall / Project Services 

20 March 

Newlyn Fish Festival, Monday 26th August 2013

Festivals & Events 

19 March 

New facilities opening in Week St Mary

East Cornwall Local Action Group 

£800K Regeneration Boost for Newquay Harbour

Project Services / Seaside Towns 

18 March 

Local students test their own bloodhound rockets at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Bloodhound SSC/Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport 

15 March 

Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre opening 

Innovation Centres (Issued by Cornwall Council)

12 March 

Superfast Cornwall to deliver 95% fibre coverage

Superfast Cornwall

11 March

£6.1 million CPR gateway building project commences work 

CDC supported Priority 2 project (Issued by Convergence) 

6 March 

Pioneering undersea cable scheme will deliver superfast broadband for the Isles of Scilly

Superfast Cornwall 


Last Call for entries to Cornwall Business Awards 

Cornwall Business Awards 

5 March 

Cornwall Council’s pioneering MERiFIC project takes centre stage at national conference

MERiFIC (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

4 March

Aerohub to host Bloodhound SSC UK testing

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Issued by LEP) 

Visit Cornwall Launches Trio of New Marketing Campaigns

Visit Cornwall


Cornwall holds event to show it's clear about carbon 

Clear About Carbon 


Infrastructure improvements to unlock employment opportunities in Looe 

Major Projects  (Issued by Cornwall Council)




28 February 

Top three places for Cornwall and Devon ESF projects

Clear About Carbon (Issued by ESF Convergence)


Cornwall Celebrates the Early Arrival of Spring with Garden Festivals

Festivals & Events - Visit Cornwall

26 February 

Jubilation as Warleggan Jubilee Hall receives £65,000 grant

East Cornwall Local Action Group 

25 February  

£60m fund to accelerate Enterprise Zone infrastructure

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport (Issued by Cornwall Council on behalf of LEP) 


Work starts to conserve iconic headframe at South Crofty Mine

Major Projects (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

22 February 

DfT confirms funding for Camborne Pool Redruth link road

CPRR/P4 SIF (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

21 February 

Increasing economic wellbeing in Cornwall

EC Local Action Group  (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

20 February 

Cornwall wins top national award for quality of Olympic Torch Relay communications

Olympic Torch Relay - CIPR Award (Issued by Cornwall Council) 

19 February 

New works on Camborne, Pool and Redruth junctions

P4/SIF (Issued by Cornwall Council)

12 February 

High Flyer to Speak at Cornwall Business Awards 2013

Cornwall Business Awards 


Workhub for Penzance given funding green light

Business Catalyst Fund (Issued by Workhub Network) 


Citigate Dewe Rogerson wins Cornwall Development Company contract

Invest in Cornwall (Issued by Citigate)

11 February 

Cornwall Triumphs in South West Tourism Excellence Awards


6 February 

Looe Harbour Commissioners secures £109,000 for quayside community centre

Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG - issued by CRCC) 

4 February 

Superfast cornwall hits ‘half way’ milestone 50 per cent of all Cornish homes and businesses can now get fibre broadband

Superfast Cornwall 


Re-Crowned Kings of Folk make Fowey Festival the South West Gig…

Festival & Events




30 January 

£3.1m ERDF Convergence Investment Boost for Central Cornwall

ERDF Convergance (Issued by Convergance Cornwall) 

25 January 

New project to support local businesses

East Cornwall Local Action Group (Issued by South West Lakes Trust) 


Atlantic Studio sets sights on international excellence

Regional Growth Fund (Issued by LEP) 

21 January      

UK’s largest lifting services company expands into Aerohub

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport ( Issued by LEP)  

17 January 

 Cornwall Business Awards 2013 launched

Business Awards (Issued by CDC) 

15 January 

Community Energy Group Coordinates Royal Cornwall Show’s
Green Energy Village

Low Carbon/Royal Cornwall Show (Issued by WREN) 

14 January 

£500k available to support rural business growth

Rural Business Investment Scheme (Issued by CDC) 

11 January 

LEP announces £1.5m investment in Proper Cornish business

Business Catalyst Fund (Issued by LEP) 

10 January 

Coverack Harbour awarded FLAG Funding

Fisheries Local Action Group (Issued By Cornwall Rural Community Council (CRCC)

9 January 

First acts announced for Fowey Festival of Words and Music

Festivals & Events 

8 January 

Seasalt celebrates £120k investment from Business Catalyst Fund

Business Catalyst Fund (Issued by Deborah Clark Associates on behalf of Francis Clark) 

 You can see previously published press releases in our news archive for 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009.

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