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Powercats LtdPowercats Ltd
Two marine companies with a total of more than 50 years’ experience in catamaran development and moulding have merged with the help of Business Link.

Following the move in 2006, they aim to achieve a £1 million turnover and build up to 50 two-hulled boats a year.

The move has been supported by Objective One investment from two sources – Business Link Devon and Cornwall and the Cornwall Marine Network (CMN).
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A Cornish kayaking school and shop, which opened for business only nine months ago, is already splashing out on three new sea kayaks for the coming season. Waterborne was set up in rented premises on Porthleven’s harbourside by husband and wife Drew and Sian Pilley, with help from Business Link Devon and Cornwall’s ‘Starting in Business’ service.

The couple found it helpful to attend a Business Link 'Starting in Business' awareness session at Launceston followed by workshops at Penzance on planning and regulations, sales and marketing and finance and accounts. The Pilleys also benefited from a ‘Starting in Business’ business review and development plan which advised them to separate their retail trade transactions from the kayaking activities.
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Wildlife ClothingWildlife
A family run clothing business has expanded across Cornwall and launched its own, award winning organic clothing brand.

Wildlife has grown from a former Army and Navy surplus store in Penzance to six branches across Cornwall and also supplies national outlets.

The three brothers who run Wildlife, David, Neil and Leigh Chadwick, are trying to combine ecologically friendly methods with their sales success and have launched their own organic clothing brand - Seasalt. In doing so they became the first fashion brand to have clothing certified to Soil Association standards. They also won the Green Business Cornwall Sustainability Award 2005 for the Seasalt label.
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