Best New Business – Cornwall Business Awards 2017


Last night we attended the Cornwall Business Awards at St Mellion International Resort in South East Cornwall. A glittering black tie ceremony hosted by Cornwall Development Company and supported by Business Cornwall magazine and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, we were a little nervous and very excited.

We had been shortlisted for Best New Business – for the Great Cornish Food Store – which opened last June. After a fantastic talk by Matt Dawson OBE and a superb dinner, Daphne Skinnard of BBC Radio Cornwall got the awards ceremony under way.

With nervous anticipation our category came up and then we were told we had WON!! Everything after this point became a slight blur of handshakes, kisses, whoops of support and photographs. We saw out of the corner of our eyes, this fantastic film being played in the background with the wonderful Paula Martin, CEO of Cornwall Air Ambulance. She was talking about the store.

We knew we had to get a copy and share this straight away with our staff, customers, suppliers, supporters, friends and families.

So here it is…. and thank you, for all your continuing support, it means the world to us all.