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This page was last updated on 31.10.08

Throughout the lifetime of Objective One the successes of the projects and people involved in the Programme have been recognised at local, regional, UK and EU levels for their contributions to business success and economic regeneration. Listed below are some of the many accolades that have been received.

If you know of an Objective One beneficiary who has received an award but is not listed here, please contact Clare Morgan, Media Relations Manager, cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk.

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October 2008
Cornish Sea Salt wins 02 X Entrepreneur of the Year at the 02 X Awards

Cornish Sea Salt’s Captain, skipper and MD Tony Fraser was delighted to not only win his category as best Food and Drink business but also be named as Entrepreneur of the Year at the national O2 X Awards held at the O2 arena this month. Cornish Sea Salt, which started trading in February from premises near St Keverne, also picked up a cheque for £10,000.

Cornish Sea Salt's success was attributed to its innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable approach to business. The company harvests sea water direct from the ocean to produce a pure and natural culinary sea salt. It combines an age old process with modern technology to obtain the sea salt, which is sold to food manufacturers, delis, supermarkets and top chefs and restaurants across the UK. By using a process of evaporation to extract the sea salt the company has established a sustainable and energy efficient business.

Cornish Sea Salt received Objective One support via Business Link's EVOKE service.

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16 October 2008
Gold again for the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall was named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at a glittering ceremony held at the Headland Hotel in Newquay on 16 October 2008. This is the second consecutive year that the museum has won gold at the awards ceremony, the first time a visitor attraction has won gold two years in a row.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall received Objective One investment towards Improving the visibility and accessibility of the museum for visitors.

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9 October 2008
Clothing company Frugi scoops prize

St Martin based Frugi (previously Cut4Cloth) took the top prize for business communication - the Communication Award - at the 2008 Devon and Cornwall Business Challenge Awards, held at the Headland Hotel, Newquay on 9 October 2008.

Frugi is an Organic, Fair Trade and ethical company that designs and manufactures clothing for babies, children and mothers and the company has employed a graduate via the Objective One Unlocking Cornish Potential Project to assist them in implementing up-and-coming technologies to reach and engage with their customers. Currently exporting to 31 countries, Frugi sell their clothing to boutiques (around 200 in the UK) and direct to consumers through their e-commerce site and mail order catalogue.

Frugi have also won three awards for Innovation, Entrepreneur of the Year and overall Winner of Winners at the Cornwall Business Awards in May 2008.

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2008
Taste of the West Awards 2008

The following businesses which have received Objective One investment have been recognised in the 2008 Taste of the West Awards:

Company Product Award
Roskillys Organic Hokey Pokey ice cream Gold
Roskillys River Cottage cider brandy and raisin ice cream Silver
Cornish Sea Salt Co Sea salt Silver
Toppenrose Dairy Trenance Softee Gold
Crellow Kea plum and rosemary jelly Gold
Crellow Quince Charming Silver

Roskillys received European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) investment to provide increased and sustainable new processing capacity to meet the rising demand for ice cream, fudge, milk products (Dulce De leche, fromage frais, high calcium, low fat milk, fruit jams/purees/sauces).

Cornish Sea Salt Company have had support from SWIG, Finance Cornwall and Business Link's EVOKE scheme.

Toppenrose Dairy had investment from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) for a new purpose-built processing unit specifically for making soft, mould ripened cheese.

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19 June 2008
Kensa Engineering among UK winners of world's leading green energy prize

The Ashden Awards is a UK-based charity that works to increase the use of local sustainable energy worldwide. They find, reward, and publicise the work of leading sustainable energy programmes working in the UK and across the developing world.

Kensa Engineering, a thriving business based in Cornwall producing ground source heat pumps, has been awarded a prize for manufacturing easy to install heat pumps in the Energy Business category. The company supplies kits for small-scale heat pumps that a non specialist can install, with a ‘slinky’ pipe collecting heat from the ground that an electrical compressor pumps into an indoor space.  The award, said the judges, “reflected the company’s success in manufacturing an effective, high-quality sustainable technology for a wider, non-specialist market, and creating local jobs in a deprived area.”

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8 June 2008
Extreme Academy and Hotel at Watergate Bay win Coutts national prize for family business

A family of hoteliers who were instrumental in bringing Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant to Cornwall have won a prestigious business award.

The Extreme Academy and Hotel at Watergate Bay, set up by brothers William and Henry Ashworth in 1999, has won a Coutts Prize for Family Business. The Ashworth family already owned the hotel there when the brothers decide to create a "ski resort on a beach". The celebrity chef's restaurant opened at Watergate Bay in 2006. The businesses are now merged and the judges were impressed by the family's "innovative and entrepreneurial approach to succession".

The Hotel and Extreme Academy, which offers sports equipment for sale and hire and sports tuition, has seen its turnover rise from £1.1m in 2000 to £5m. The number of people it employs has increased from 10 to 95. The judges also commented on the family's "strategic approach to philanthropic activities" singling out their role in developing Jamie Oliver's restaurant. The family has owned the Watergate Bay hotel since 1967 and another brother Toby took over the Nare Hotel at Veryan-in-Roseland from his grandmother.

08.06.08
'And the winner is'... Hospitality company from Cornwall Scoops Coutts national prize for family business

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8 May 2008
Unlocking Cornish Potential project has success at Cornwall Business Awards

Unlocking Cornish Potential received Objective One ESF (European Social Fund) investment and is run by Cornwall College via the Combined Universities in Cornwall. It places graduates with businesses and provides support for both the graduate and the business. Of the 11 awards that went to Cornish-based businesses, Unlocking Cornish Potential support was behind nine of them. Awards won by companies which have benefited from UCP support were:

Winner of Winners – Frugi
Business Innovation of the Year – Frugi
Entrepreneur of the Year – Frugi
Customer Focus – Gwel an Mor
Best Website – Classic Cottages
Marketing Strategy of the Year – CFP Software
Business Improvement through People – TJ International
Special Achievement – Fugro Seacore
Best Exporter – Allen and Heath

21.05.08
Unlocking Cornish Potential business award support

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November 2007
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2007

The very best of Cornwall's tourism industry attended this year's Cornwall Tourism Awards event at Newquay's Headland Hotel. Cornish businesses were honoured in 14 categories and more than 50 businesses, including hotels, guest houses and restaurants were represented at the awards ceremony.

Winners at the event included the following businesses, which have each received investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Objective One Programme:

Visitor Attraction of the Year
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

Cafe/Popular Restaurant of the Year
Sand Bar and Brasserie (Headland Hotel), Newquay

Hotel of the Year
Headland Hotel, Newquay

Self Catering Establishment of the Year
Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell

Leisure Pursuits of the Year
The Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay, Newquay

Tourism Marketing Initiative of the Year
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan

Winner of Winners
Headland Hotel, Newquay

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November 2007
Fifteen Cornwall employee comes 2nd place at South West UK Barista Championships Heat
Tristan Stevenson, who has been making and serving coffee at Fifteen Cornwall for 18 months, claimed second place in the South West heats of the UK Barista Championships hosted by Cornwall-based Origin Coffee. Tristan received training from the coffee school at Origin Coffee, one of a number of businesses which which have benefited from Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP), Combined Universities in Cornwall's graduate placement scheme.

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November 2007
Sustainable CompositesSurfer's Path 2nd Annual Green Wave Awards

Cornish companies Homeblown and Sustainable Composites have jointly been awarded the Surfer's Path 2nd Annual Green Wave Award for their pioneering work in revolutionising the production of surfboards.

Homeblown developed BioFoam surboard blanks, which are 36.5 per cent plant-based. As part of its sustainability policy, it is also setting up production plants around the world to lower the carbon footprint of boards. They currently have operations in California, South Africa, and Hawaii, with two other bases imminent.

Backed by the Eden Project, Homeblown worked alongside Sustainable Composites, which has developed Eco UVL Resin - 98 percent plant based - and EcoFoam which is 40 per cent plant based.

Sustainable Composites Case Study
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November 2007
Roy HeathCornishman finalist for UK Farming Personality of the Year

Roy Heath, sustainable food procurement manager for the Cornwall NHS Food Programme at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, has been announced as a finalist at the Food and Farming Industry Awards 2007 to be held on 16 November 2007 at the House of Commons.

Supported by Objective One and the Soil Association, Roy (along with project manager Mike Pearson) has forged links within Cornwall to reduce 'carbon footprinting' and create environmental awareness throughout the region.

13.11.07
Cornishman finalist for UK Farming Personality of the Year

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2007
Leap MediaLeap Media named overall winner as well as 'Best small size business' at the 2007 Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Leap Media has proven that the smallest cen be the best after clinching the top title in the 2007 Cornwall Sustainability Awards. The awards, supported by the Western Morning News, this year saw another strong line-up.

Having won the award of the 'Best Individual' two years ago, director Matt Hocking has returned to pick up two more awards - the 'best small size business' and the overall competition title.

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2007
Callestick FarmCallestick Farm Cornish Dairy Ice Cream awarded the BRC Global Standard Issue 4

Callestick Farm Cornish Dairy Ice Cream has been awarded the BRC Global Standard Issue 4, one of the highest standards in food quality assurance. This is the second year in a row that Callestick has been awarded the top British Retail Consortium Standard, which is considered the benchmark for best practice in the food industry.

03.09.07
Top industry award for family ice cream business

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July 2007
Geevor Tin MineGeevor Tin Mine receives Sandford Award for Heritage Education

Geevor Tin Mine Museum & Heritage Centre has been awarded a prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

Geevor now stands alongside 150 Sandford Award holders – an impressive list that includes Edinburgh Castle, Hampton Court Palace, The Tower of London, the Roman Baths and Pump Room in Bath, Kenilworth Castle, Blenheim Palace and The Wallace Collection.

Sandford Awards are presented by The Heritage Education Trust to historic houses, museums, galleries, cathedrals, gardens and historic artifacts within the historical and cultural environments of the United Kingdom and Ireland in recognition of the quality of their educational services and facilities and their outstanding contribution to heritage education.

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2007
PorthgwyrStudents win bronze medal at 2007 Chelsea Flower Show

Three students on University College Falmouth's BA(Hons) degree in Garden Design won a bronze medal for their garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. It was a dream come true for Aline Dejaegher, Debra Craig and Karen Narramore, all of whom are third year students on the innovative course that runs in partnership with Duchy College at Rosewarne.

22.05.07
Students bring home bronze from their Chelsea debut

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Andy Neal2007
Andy Neal

University College Falmouth lecturer, Andy Neal, scooped prizes in two out of six categories in the University of Plymouth's South West Entrepreneur competition 'Business Ideas Challenge' at the awards gala on 24th May 2007.

Andy was awarded both the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) and Cowlin Special Environment Awards for his winning business idea, HoneygumTM surf wax, a 'natural' biodegradable alternative to the usual paraffin waxes currently dominating the surfing market.

Made with a beeswax base, Andy hopes that his product will go some way to counteracting the environmental damage done to our beaches and seas by regular surf wax and surf products in general. It is estimated that around 50 tonnes of used surf wax is generated in the UK alone each year.

04.06.07
Winning business idea for lecturer

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Dawn Sutton2007
Dawn Sutton

Second prize in the CUC category in the University of Plymouth's South West Entrepreneur competition 'Business Ideas Challenge' awards gala on 24th May 2007 went to 16 year old Dawn Sutton, an A Level student at Truro College, who also won the Special Achievement Award for her business idea to design technology that will hide unsightly hinges on cupboards and doors.

04.06.07
Winning business idea for lecturer

 

 

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Jen Lawry2007
Jen Lawry

The second Cornwall Women of Achievement Awards ceremony took place at the Eden Project on Friday 23 March 2007. The glittering gala ceremony, organised by Ashley Events, was the culmination of this year's campaign to find Cornwall's women who have made a real difference to their communities.

The overall winner was 20-year-old Jen Lawry, who works tirelessly to improve the lives and prospects of the teenagers who live in West Cornwall. Her inspirational role as a youth leader with the Three Villages Project won Jen the top Cornwall Woman of Achievement award as well as the Young Woman of Achievement award.

03.04.07
Cornwall Women of Achievement Awards 2007

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Sally Lugg (right) accepts her award from Daphne and Poppy2007
Sally Lugg
Sally Lugg, owner of Primrose Herd, won the Agricultural Food and Fishing Award at the second Cornwall Women of Achievement Awards which took place in March 2007 at the Eden Project.

Sally has been breeding pigs for over eleven years and has been building up her business of selling premium pork since 2000. Since that time her business has expanded from 2 sows to 17, and she now has approximately 175 pigs at any one time, and has also developed a mail order and wholesale business. Sally has received many awards for showing pigs nationally, as well as for bacon, Cornish hogs pudding and sausages, and has featured in many national publications.

Primrose Herd was chosen by Fifteen Cornwall as one of their preferred suppliers. Primrose Herd has received Objective One investment via Taste of the West, a Gateway Fund which also offers marketing support.

03.04.07
Cornwall Women of Achievement Awards 2007

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2007
Allyson Glover

Allyson Glover, Project Manager for Combined Universities in Cornwall's graduate placement scheme – Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) – was delighted to be chosen as one of the eight winners at the Cornwall Women of Achievement Awards on Friday night at Eden. Allyson, who grew up in Cornwall and now lives with her family in Falmouth, was presented with the Business award sponsored by Business Link Devon and Cornwall, in recognition of the commitment and dedication she has shown in making the UCP scheme an outstanding success and therefore directly benefiting businesses and graduates right across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The UCP scheme, managed by Cornwall College and backed by Objective One, is part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative. The UCP team, led by Allyson, specialise in identifying graduates with appropriate skills to work on specific projects within local businesses. The scheme not only contributes towards the graduates' salaries but also arranges academic mentors to provide advice and support.

28.03.07
Allyson's achievements rewarded

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The Finisterre team2007
Finisterre

GQ Magazine recently called Finisterre "one of the coolest surf brands" and counted their Anabatic shell jacket in their '100 Best Things in the World 2007'.

Cornwall boasts an increasing number of businesses who are finding more ethical ways of operating. Finisterre, an innovative business based near St Agnes, is one such example, being truly inspirational in its approach to environmental awareness. Finisterre is the only company in the world making cutting-edge technical apparel specifically for cold water surfers - a selection of jackets, fleeces and base layers made from technical fabrics which meet exacting world class standards. The range is almost entirely recyclable and is produced by manufacturers who employ previously disadvantaged people.

Tom Podkolinski, Finisterre's Design Director and Marketing Manager Ernest Capbert are both graduates who joined the company through Combined Universities in Cornwall's graduate placement scheme Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP). Managed by Cornwall College and supported by Objective One, the scheme identifies graduates with appropriate skills to work on specific projects which will benefit local businesses.

27.03.07
Graduates share a vision at Finisterre

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2007
Cornish fishermen land top awards

Cornwall's fishing industry is celebrating after scooping two awards at the recent Seafood Awards held in London's Mariott Hotel last week (22nd March). Skipper Stefan Glinski was first up to collect the 'Catching for the Market' award for his innovative approach to the Cornish Sardine fishery involving his Newlyn based vessel 'Pride of Cornwall', and processing facility, Fresh-n-Freeze Ltd. However, the Cornish celebrations were not to end there as a group of Cornish fishermen representing the SW Handline Fishermen's Association and Seafood Cornwall then collected the hotly contested 'Sustainable Futures' award for the line caught Bass and Pollack tagging scheme.

27.03.07
Cornish fishermen land top awards

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2007
National recognition for Fifteen Cornwall and the Cornwall NHS Food Programme

Two Objective One projects won top accolades in a respected national newspaper's annual food awards.

Fifteen Cornwall was the winner of one award in the OFM (Observer Food Monthly) Waitrose 2007 Food Awards, with the Cornwall NHS Food Programme being runner-up in another section. Fifteen Cornwall won Best Location Readers' Award and Cornwall NHS Food was runner up in the Ethical Contribution Judge's Award.

26.03.07
National recognition for Objective One projects

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Carol Wells2007
Carol Wells

Businesswoman Carol Wells has been voted as national Vice Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Ms Wells is a founder member of the Objective One Business Task Force and is currently chair of this task force which works to keep the private sector at the heart of the investment Programme and was the first woman to be appointed Cornwall FSB chair. She topped the ballot of seven candidates in the annual national elections to win her new position. She said: "I am absolutely delighted and am looking forward to the challenge. It is an opportunity to make sure that Cornwall and the South West are near the top of the national agenda."

23.03.07
National Vice Chair of Federation of Small Businesses

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2007
Laura Culham and Leila Watts

Two first-year Fine Art students from University College Falmouth benefited from a new scholarship that commemorates the life and artistic legacy of the late Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was a founder member of the Penwith Society of Artists, a leading light in St Ives since the 1940s along with Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, and one of the foremost abstract artists in the country, whose paintings can be found in public collections throughout the UK, including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the British Museum, the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She was passionate in her support for emerging artists and this scholarship is testament to that.

Originally intended as a scholarship for one student, such was the quality of the applicants this year that the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Scholarship was awarded to two students – Laura Culham from Poole in Dorset and Leila Watts from Brighton. Each of them will receive £1,500 for the next three years.

28.02.07
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Scholarship rewards talented University College Falmouth fine art students

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2007
Helen Le Marechal

Newquay graduate, Helen Le Marechal, has been awarded the Student of the Year prize as a result of receiving a first class grade in her BA(Hons) Business Administration at Cornwall College. Helen is now training as District Manager with Lidl supermarkets.

Cornwall College is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.

02.01.07
First Class Newquay business graduate steps up to a new career

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2007
Government Office South West

'GO! The Government Office Network' videos won the Bronze World Medal at the New York Festival 2007 Film and Video Awards. Featured on the network of films is the award winning Callington Business Park presented by Mark Billing of Government Office South West.

The New York Festival's International Film & Video Awards sees entries from over 30 countries around the world and recognise "The World's Best Work" in informational, educational and industrial film productions and corporate video.

www.gosw.gov.uk/publications/video

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Lucy Cokes2007
Lucy Cokes and Neutralize (*\*)

Lucy Cokes, founder and Managing Director, was awarded the coveted Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and HUB awards 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award in 2005, as well as being placed in the top three in the 2005 NatWest Everywoman Awards in the same year.

Neutralize (*\*) was listed 6th in the Deloitte and Touche 2005 Technology Fast 50 Awards – an indicator of the UK's fastest growing high tech companies. Most recently in 2007 Neutralize (*\*) were awarded top 10 placement in 'Best SEO Agency' by Promotional World for their outstanding achievements in search engine optimisation, making them the number one performing UK agency. This is the third award they have received in recent months, with TopSeos.com and the coveted Net Imperative Digital Awards both commending Neutralize for their ethical approach to effective Search Engine Optimisation.

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2007
WildlifeSeasalt (formerly Wildlife)
Wildlife is a family run clothing business which has expanded from a former Army and Navy surplus store in Penzance to six branches across Cornwall and national outlets.

Wildlife has benefited from ongoing support and advice from Business Link Devon and Cornwall – which receives investment support from Objective One - since 2002. As a result Wildlife has achieved a threefold increase in its sales, whilst more than quadrupling its staff over the past five years. The company has won several awards including the Orange Best Family Business Award 2004. Their website was named runner up in the Sage & The Daily Telegraph Business Awards for Best Website. www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Wildlife, which was relaunched as Seasalt (named after their organic clothing brand) in the spring of 2007, has received Objective One investment via Business Link and UCP and has won numerous other accolades:

Neil Chadwick named 'Entrepreneur of the Year', Cornwall Business Awards 2006
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'UK's Best Family Business', Yell Best Family Business Awards 2006

Best Environmental Initiative in the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2005
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1000th business in Cornwall and Devon to be Investors in People accredited
28.02.05 Cornish leisurewear chain is the 1000th standard recognition

 

Chadwick brothers named 'Directors of the Month' by The Institute of Directors, April 2004

'Best Family Business' in the Orange Small is Beautiful Awards in 2004

'Highly Commended' at Sage's National Daily Telegraph Business Awards 2004

Design, Conservation and Environmental Award awarded by Restormel Borough Council 2003

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2006 / 2007
First year Fifteen graduatesFifteen Cornwall Awards
The awards listed below provide a snapshot of Fifteen Cornwall’s early accolades.

olive Magazine 'Restaurant of the Year'
olive, the BBC’s magazine for restaurants, recipes and travel, has named Fifteen Cornwall their Restaurant of the Year in the January 2007 edition.  The amazing accolade follows a review in the magazine’s pro vs punter column, when professional chef Gregg Wallace and an olive reader both dined at Fifteen Cornwall and gave the restaurant on the beach at Watergate Bay a combined score of 53 out of 60 – the highest score of all of the restaurants reviewed in 2006.

12.12.06
olive magazine names Fifteen Cornwall 'Restaurant of the Year'

'Best Location' award, Observer Food Monthly (OFM) Food Awards 2007, in association with Waitrose
In March 2007 the OFM named Fifteen Cornwall winner of its ‘Best Location’ award. The judges described the restaurant as having one of the best sea views in Britain.

Finalist, 'Best Cooked Breakfast', Restaurant Magazine's Best Dishes Awards 2006
Fifteen Cornwall was short-listed for Restaurant Magazine’s Best Dishes Awards 2006 in the 'Best Cooked Breakfast' category for their already legendary ‘Fifteen Fry-Up’.  Nominees for the Best Dishes Awards stretch the length and breadth of the country, from the star-studded restaurant of international repute to the closely guarded local secret.

'Gold Award', Taste of the West Food & Drink Awards 2006
Fifteen Cornwall, was awarded a Taste of the West Gold Award in September 2006 following anonymous visits by a panel of industry expert judges looking for quality of food, cooking and service, ambience, evidence of local sourcing and knowledgeable staff.

'Best Project of the Year Under £2 million', Western Morning News Commercial Property Awards
In May 2007, Fifteen Cornwall was named 'Best Project of the Year Under £2 million' in the Michelmores and Western Morning News' Commercial Property Awards.

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Roy Heath of the Cornwall NHS Food Programme2006
Cornwall NHS Food Programme
wins joint Best Local Food Initiative in the Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2006
The Cornwall Food Programme and Bolton Primary Care Trust have jointly won ‘Best Local Food Initiative’ in the Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2006. The Cornwall Food Programme was also 'highly commended' for its work in sustainable development in the Health Service Journal awards and the Building Better Healthcare awards.

Further information can be found at www.soilassociation.org/web/sa/saweb.nsf/GetInvolved/ofa.html.

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2006
'On the Table' wins Best Local Food Retailer of the Year 2006 at the Soil Association Organic Food Awards

'On the Table', a local and organic farm shop at Goonhavern, has won the Best Local Food Retailer of the Year 2006 in the South West region in the Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2006. These accolades are awarded by the Countryside Alliance. 'On the Table' received Objective One investment via Organic South West. For further information visit:
www.bestruralretailer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=52

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2006
Roskilly's win silver and bronze at the Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2006

Roskilly's won a silver award in the Dairy category for their Orange and Mascarpone ice cream and a Bronze award for their Gooseberry Yoghurt Ice.

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2006
FutureTalent Awards

University College Falmouth's BA (Hons) Graphic Design course swept the boards at this year's FutureTalent Awards claiming six out of a possible nine awards.

Leading brand strategists, FutureBrand, launched the FutureTalent Awards in order to strengthen their links with colleges across the UK and seek out the most creative student talent.

Ryan Tym was announced the overall winner of FutureTalent 2006 at a ceremony held at London private members club, The Hospital, to a packed house of FutureBrand employees, clients, and students and staff from other institutions. Alex Stewart won the Packaging category; Gwyn Davies won the Identity category; Gemma Stoyles was runner up in the Packaging category, Ryan Tym was also the Wild Card winner, and Andy Neal won the Best Tutor award.

16.02.07
Cornwall's graphic designers claim six out of nine FutureTalent Awards

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Plough To Plate2006
Plough to Plate

Winner of a silver award in the Cornwall Business Awards 2006 and a finalist in the Devon and Cornwall Business Awards 2006, Plough to Plate, an expanding Cornish business is helping to reduce 'food miles' while at the same time increasing its annual turnover to £1 million and doubling the size of its premises. Plough to Plate, originally based in 2,000 sq ft of rented units at Doublebois, near Liskeard, sources and supplies quality Cornish food and drink to Cornish food outlets.

The company was set up in 2003 with assistance from Objective One, Business Link and Cornwall Taste of the West. Looking to the future, Plough to Plate is planning to trial its business model in another county to prove that it can be successfully applied in other areas.

Plough to Plate Case Study
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02.03.07
Expanding Cornish company helps to reduce 'food miles'

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2006
FalfishFalfish wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise and 'Best Exporter' at the Cornwall Business Awards 2006

On 6 July 2006 Falfish was presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Mary Holborow at the Falfish factory in Redruth.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance, recognising and rewarding outstanding achievement by UK companies, which are announced on the 21st April each year, the Queen's personal birthday.

Falfish was recommended for the award because of its prestigious growth in export sales of fresh and multi-species Cornish fish and shellfish to markets in Western Europe over recent years; particularly to Italy, Switzerland and France who make up the majority of Falfish's international sales.

19.04.07

Falfish's continued growth following fourteen successful applications

The 2006 Cornwall Business Awards
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Treve James2006
Treve James MBE

All Saints Church Community Centre in Tuckingmill was faced with closure in 2002 because of various problems. But then Treve James was appointed as Community Development Coordinator, and it has gone from strength to strength. It was awarded The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community in 2004, and was visited by Prince Edward in the same year. In 2006 Treve James was awarded the MBE in The Queen's New Year's Honours for services to community and social work in west Cornwall.

06.07.06

Award winning community centre set to expand

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2006
Monica Stromdahl

Monica Stromdahl, a third year student on University College Falmouth's acclaimed BA(Hons) Photography course, has been named as the winner of the Olympus Digital Photographer of the Year Award at The Observer Hodge Photographic Awards for 2006. This award rewards exciting, dynamic and energetic new work from emerging photojournalists under the age of 29.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.

22.12.06

University College Falmouth student wins Olympus Digital Photographer of the Year award

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2006
Nick Waite

Nick Waite, a University College Falmouth broadcast journalism graduate, has been named Reporter of the Year at the prestigious Royal Television Society (Devon and Cornwall) Programme Awards for his contribution to St Helier based Chanel Televsion. The Royal Television Society Awards recognise excellence in regional programme making.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.

22.12.06

Falmouth Broadcast Journalism graduate wins Royal Television Society 'Reporter of the Year'

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2006
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

The highly acclaimed book Cornish Fishing and Seafood, written by Carol Trewin, with photography by Adam Woolfitt, was declared the winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2006, in the category Best Local Cookbook, among cookbooks published in English in the UK in the year 2006. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the food and drink books, with 34 categories for food books and 14 categories for wine books.

Cornish Fishing and Seafood, written by Carol Trewin, with photographs by Adam Woolfitt, was published in September by Alison Hodge. Profits from sales of the book go to the Duchy Fish Quota Company to help buy fishing quota for Cornish fishermen.

18.12.06

World award for fishing book

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Trelissick Landing Stage2006
Trelissick Landing Stage

The project was commended by the British Urban Regeneration Association in The Waterways Renaissance Awards 2006 Recreation and Tourism category because of the involvement of local communities and local operators and because of the overall environmental sustainability of the project.

The National Trust's Trelissick Landing Stage is a new pontoon in the River Fal to increase the number of environmentally friendly visits and transport links to Trelissick Gardens. The pontoon enables ferries from Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes to stop at the gardens.

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The Waterways Renaissance Awards 2006
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The Core and Biomes, Eden2006
The Core, Eden

The Core, a £15m education building at Cornwall's Eden Project, opened in September 2005 and took two years to build. Major sponsors are the Millennium Commission (£10.5m), the South West Regional Development Agency (£2.9m) and Objective One (£1m). The Core was a winner in the Project of the Year category of the 2006 Michelmores Western Morning News Commercial Property Awards.

Dug well into the landscape so that it appears smaller than it is, The Core is connected to the biomes across a new steel bridge. Built from renewable materials and with low energy consumption in mind, the building promises to be as "green" as the plants blooming in the biomes. At its own core, open to the sky is a giant granite seed by the sculptor Peter Randall Page.

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21.04.06
Cornwall's architecture highlighted

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Cornwall Rivers Project2006
Cornwall Rivers Project

The Westcounty Rivers Trust has won £4000 in the Salmon and Trout Association Honours for the Cornwall Rivers Project. It won the category for the Best Fisheries Project with Environmental Benefits in recognition for its outstanding work.

The Westcountry Rivers Trust ran the Cornwall Rivers Project to deliver large-scale integrated river catchment management to improve habitat within 15 major river catchments.

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Greville Richards, Southern England Farms2006
Southern England Farms

Southern England Farms (SEF) has won the top prize at the World Growers Awards. SEF beat of competitors from all over the world in the 'Oscars of the Vegetable Growing Industry'.

Southern England Farms received investment for the expansion of packing and marketing of Cornish crops which includes a 300m2 pack house facility, equipment and machinery.

06.12.06
Farm company wins world competition

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2006
Guardian Student Media Awards

A web-based magazine, aimed at writers and people interested in writing and run by students of University College Falmouth's MA Professional Writing course, was announced as runner-up in the website of the year category at the Guardians Student Media Awards 2006.

bloc-online.com runs an annual competition, features advice for new writers from best selling novelists such as John Le Carré and Falmouth based Green Wing scriptwriter, James Harry. It also picks the brains of leading publishers, agents and television producers.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.

05.12.06
Young, gifted and 'hacks': Falmouth writers' website runner-up for 'Best Website of the Year'

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Tim Stirrup2006
Mount Pleasant Eco-Park

This project has been commended for being the largest load bearing rammed earth building in the country and is being featured in specialist national magazines. Rammed earth is a building method that uses just densely compacted earth for walls and flooring.

This project created six high-tech eco-friendly workshops for use by traditional craftspeople. Environmentally friendly features include sheep's wool insulation, roof tiles made from recycled car tyres, railway sleepers for the entrances, a biomass boiler for heating, solar panels for hot water and rain water harvesting system for toilet flushing.

10.11.06
Sustainable workspace attracts attention

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2006
David Stevens

A successful St Ives skipper, David Stevens Junior, reached the final four in the prestigious Fishing News Young Fisherman of the Year Award.

25.10.06
Cornish fisherman in final of National Young Fisherman award

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Wheal Kitty Workshops2005/06
Wheal Kitty Workshops

Wheal Kitty Workshops received a commendation for 'Renovation and Reuse' from the Cornish Buildings Group's 2005/06 round of awards (www.cornishbuildingsgroup.org.uk)

The Wheal Kitty Workshops project restored and converted a disused engine house into office space and built five new units of flexible modern business accommodation. As well as restoring the Grade II engine house, the project drew its inspiration from the industrial architecture of the Cornish Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

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Tremough Campus, Penryn2005
Tremough Campus, Penryn

Tremough Campus, Penryn, was selected as South West Regional Winner in the Regeneration category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards 2005. The £50m development at Tremough has added 17,000 square metres of space to the existing buildings on campus. This Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative received substantial investment from the European Union (Objective One) and also from the UK Government, with support from Cornwall County Council.

05.05.05
Architectural award for Tremough Campus

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Callington Business Park2004
Callington Business Park

Callington Business Park won a Green Award in the Michelmores and Western Morning News Commercial Property awards for its environmentally friendly features which include an earth energy ducted air heating and cooling system and a prototype wind-dam electricity unit.

Callington Businss Park was short-listed for Best Renewable Energy Scheme in the South West Renewable Energy Agency's Green Energy Awards 2004.

Caradon District Council developed the business park with a range of new industrial units providing good quality workspace for small companies in the Caradon district.

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24.09.04
Workshops have X appeal

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14 May 2004
Objective One Partnership receives 'Cornwall Action Team for Jobs Partnership Award'

Carleen Kelemen, Director (left) and Mark Yeoman, Environmental Sustainability Theme Manager (right) collect the Objective One Partnership's Cornwall Action Team for Jobs award from Michelle Maslen, Cornwall Jobcentre Plus District Manager (centre)Jobcentre Plus has been celebrating the success of Cornwall Action Team for Jobs (CAT) with a Partnership Awards event which took place at the Penventon Hotel at Redruth on Friday 14th May, 2004. The theme was "Celebrating Success and Delivering for the Future".

Cornwall Action Team for Jobs was launched in October 2000, one of just 65 Action Teams nationwide. Their challenge is to support people who are furthest from the labour market into sustainable employment. And their success in doing so is certainly worthy of celebration. Since October 2000 CAT has helped over 1600 people into work.

Michelle Maslen, Cornwall Jobcentre Plus District Manager said, "Cornwall Action Team has the additional challenge of working in a rural area. But the team has been hugely successful, in fact the best performing Action Team in the country. The key to our success has been close partnership working with all sectors to develop pathways to employment opportunities that are tailored to individual need. This event has given us the opportunity to recognise everyone who has contributed to the success of the CAT, particularly the customers who have accessed our support.”

She added, "The Objective One Partnership Office has been a great source of support to Jobcentre Plus in integrating the welfare to work agenda into the Objective One Programme. Their investment has given us the opportunity to build on the success of CAT, to broaden delivery and support more individuals and groups.”

Cornwall Action Team Manager Andy Brelsford adds, "Cornwall Action Team is now moving into its third and final stage with funding secured until March 2006. We now have some new target areas with projects in Porthtowan/ St Agnes due to be launched in June. We are also working with partners to develop Action Team projects in Newquay and Torpoint later this year.”

Another reason to celebrate is the way that CAT has used its own funding and investment from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's Objective One Programme to expand delivery and fund other organisations to deliver projects under the Pathways to Employment umbrella.

Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said: "Developing our people is developing our future. Jobcentre Plus and the Cornwall Action Team for Jobs are essential partners working with the Objective One Programme in providing innovative ways to enable people who are disadvantaged in the labour market move into work or training. The people-centred approach of Jobcentre Plus is fundamental to their success.

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All Saints Community Centre2004
All Saints Community Centre

This project was awarded The Queen's Golden Jubilee award for voluntary service by groups in the community in 2004.

All Saints Community Centre, in Tuckingmill, has received investment to fund the post of Community Development Coordinator, increase the post of Centre Administrator from part time to full time and employ a part time General Assistant. This in turn means more centre users can be supported in finding training and employment.

06.07.06
Award winning community centre set to expand

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Pengreep Farm Dairy2003
Pengreep Farm Dairy

Pengreep Farm Dairy won the Civic Trust Agricultural Building Award for 2003 and was listed in The Independent in its list of 50 best modern buildings to visit in 2003. This is in addition to a Royal Institute of British Architects medal in 2002.

Pengreep Farm Dairy has established a new on-farm cheese production unit to meet the growing demand for farm produced cheeses. The cheeses produced at the unit have won an array of British Cheese Awards - a gold medal for Cornish Yarg, silver for Cornish Red Nettle cheese and bronze for Cornish Herb and Garlic cheese.

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22.07.06
Lynher Dairies scores a double gold at Taste of the West Awards

13.07.06
Lynher Dairies win double gold at World Cheese Awards

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Cornish Yarg cheese2002
Pengreep Farm Dairy

Pengreep Farm Dairy won the Royal Institute of British Architects medal for the best agricultural building in the South West.

Pengreep Farm Dairy has established a new on-farm cheese production unit to meet the growing demand for farm produced cheeses. The cheeses produced at the unit have won an array of British Cheese Awards - a gold medal for Cornish Yarg, silver for Cornish Red Nettle cheese and bronze for Cornish Herb and Garlic cheese.

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22.07.06
Lynher Dairies scores a double gold at Taste of the West Awards

13.07.06
Lynher Dairies win double gold at World Cheese Awards

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Green Glass UK2001
Green Glass UK

Green Glass UK won Recycled Product of the Year at the National Recycling Awards 2001.

Green Glass UK are one of the businesses that have been supported by ReMaDe Kernow which is working to find new uses and markets for materials currently regarded as waste.

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02.09.03
ReMaDe help Green Glass get ready to grow

 

 


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