Business start up training sessions – Redruth

We are holding a series of short online workshops to help people who want to set up a business.

They will take place on Wednesdays 4th, 11th and 18th November.

Each day will be made up to two sessions 9.30AM to 12.00PM and 1.00PM to 3.00PM

So they are really good for people with children at school

All sessions will be run via Teams and will require to sign up beforehand with their email address using Eventbrite. The link to signing up is

Neil Colquhoun (Start up and Social Enterprise Manager)

T: 01209 310676          M: 07535 036650

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change – 61 Green Lane, Redruth.

Places Available – First Aid at Work Course

3 places are still available on a certificated three day First Aid  at Work course, which is running next week in Swanpool, Falmouth 

Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th February

9am – 4pm

Reduced price of £220.00 pp

Please call Danny on 07884 180980 for further details, or email

CLLD (Community Led Local Development) Small Grants

Looking for help to grow your business?

Then a CLLD Enterprise Small Grant could be for you!

The CLLD programme supports the development of eligible micro, small and medium size businesses or social enterprises based in the
CLLD Core Areas in Cornwall.

If you are looking for an investment of  between £1,000 – £10,000 in a project for your business to increase sales, productivity and profitability which  may create new jobs, then the CLLD Enterprise Small Grant could be for you.

If you can say YES to these:

* Currently trading and want to grow your business

* Micro, SME or Social Enterprise

* Located in a CLLD Core Area

Visit the CLLD website to see what other funding opportunities the CLLD program can offer your business or organisation.

FSB Cornwall School for Small Businesses

The following may be of interest to anyone who runs a small business and particularly to those whose business has only recently started up.

On 19 September St Austell Conference Centre will become the “FSB School for Small Businesses” for the day. This will give attendees 15 professionally tutored, hour long, masterclasses to choose from (equating to 300 places for small businesses) to come and learn new business skills all on one day. There’s something for everyone with subjects including Tax Breaks for SMEs, Business Planning, Cash-flow, Fixing Retail Problems, Marketing, Management Skills, Taking on Employees, Doing Business Digitally (inc. social media), Save Money by being Green, Funding/Finance & Investor Ready, and How to Sell.

To maximise benefit, these practical classes are limited to 20 people and cost just £8 each. This is a completely flexible day – attendees can book individual classes, stay all day or even just come for a networking lunch (just £8 also) or the open-house networking at the end of the day.

Whatever stage your business is at, this is a cost-effective way to get the edge on the competition and make some new connections. This event is open to members and non-members.

Please let me know if you would like more details about this day or you can find out more here.

Best wishes

Dr Vanessa Gale
Operational Support Coordinator
Federation of Small Businesses

M 07976 425139

T  01253 336000