Bringing businesses together in North Cornwall

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Jessica

Cornwall College Business (CCB) held its latest Launceston Business Networking Breakfast on Wednesday 2nd July at The Business Space, Launceston.

Delegates listened to guest speakers Tony Cooper from Acas and Louise Oldham from Unlocking Potential discussing the services they offer to help employers. Tony discussed how research shows 96% of managers would recommend the Acas helpline to a friend with the top five queries from employers at present being based around flexible working, handling capability issues, wages, redundancies, working hours and holiday pay.

Tony said: “We produce lots of free guidance online for businesses as well as online training courses covering the key areas of contracts, holidays and working issues. We also do face to face training where we give the option of coming into your business which is aimed at giving managers the knowledge and skills they need to manage situations in the workplace including employment law changes, recruitment and managing absence. We are running a couple of training sessions at The Business Space Truro; Managing Disciplinary Issues on 4th September and Essential Skills for Line Managers on 3rd September, it would be great to see some of you there.”

Louise Oldham from Unlocking Potential went on to discuss how their main aims are to help people develop and businesses to grow. They support businesses with a full recruitment and selection process to find that right person.  Louise said: “We are helping businesses to understand what a graduate can do for them; we manage the whole recruitment process and through a comprehensive support package, ensure the graduate hits the ground running which brings immediate benefits for the business.”  Unlocking Potential are looking to work with more businesses in East Cornwall.

Thirty delegates from a variety of businesses enjoyed a delicious breakfast and participated in the networking opportunity.

Run quarterly throughout the year, the networking breakfasts aim to provide opportunities for businesses in North and East Cornwall to network with like-minded people to grow their relationships throughout the region, and to meet and hear from a guest speaker.

Sally Foard, Head of CCB, said: “It is fantastic to have such a good attendance to our Launceston Business Networking Breakfasts. We are pleased to be able to provide these regular networking meetings to North Cornwall which provide not only the opportunity for new connections to be made between delegates but also to hear from guest speakers who are integral to the business community.”

The next Launceston Business Networking Breakfast is on Thursday 9th October 7.45-9.30am. If you would like to book your free place at the next breakfast, contact Cornwall College Business on 0800 731 7594 or