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07.01.08
Business Support Day for small/micro businesses

Saturday 19th January 2008, 10am – 4pm
Lanhydrock Memorial Hall, Lostwithiel Road
Costs for the day: free to members, £2 for non members
Organised by the Cornish Guild of Smallholders with Duchy College

The format for the day is very simple. We have arranged for the business support teams from across Cornwall to be present to quietly talk to any who wish to attend. Four speakers have been asked to give a presentation in ways to encourage new businesses to enter the expanding entrepreneurial market and bring a new lease of life to grass roots businesses.

Phil Ugalde of Proper Cornish is our patron. He started work at the bottom of the ladder and is now a very respected businessman and part of the Cornwall Agrifood Council.

The CAB will talk on their work with Tax Credits and Business Start ups and the advice that is available.

Trading Standards and the Business Support Team will speak on the advice which is already available and the further work which they are endeavouring to establish to assist small/micro businesses.

The remaining speaker is still to confirm but you may be sure that amongst our experts we shall be able to fill the bill.

Duchy College and the Vocational Training Scheme will be available at all times and are assisting with the organisation. But the College will be present to give advice on all courses whether it be with the new Agri/Food Centre or Horticultural/Agricultural advice.

Marketing advice will be available from Taste of the West and of course from CGOS itself with Farmers Markets and the new shop opening all designed for new producers.

To enable matters to continue all day long we have arranged for local food to be available at lunch time prepared and served by our own members and for tea, coffee and apple juice to be available all through the day.

Cornwall needs to be in a very strong position to gain the most benefit from the Olympic scenario in 2012 and we need to be pushing ideas forward and bringing them to fruition. If we are successful we shall have a firm basis for the future for our rural communities to become really sustainable, our carbon footprint really sound and economic viability for the future of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly firmly in place.

For more information please contact Joy Cheeseman on 01840 250586.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Cornish Guild of Smallholders (CGOS) Development Programme through the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
The Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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