About

Cornwall Place Board brings together people who care about the future of Cornwall and who wish to actively promote the Duchy as a great place to live and work.

Cornwall already has a vibrant visitor economy and high profile as a leading tourism destination. It has a large number of highly successful businesses across a wide number of sectors, but the perception of Cornwall remains more of a place for holidays and leisure, rather than of cutting edge technology and enterprise. By promoting our businesses, culture and spirit together we will have a much stronger voice, and potential customers and investors across the UK and further afield will start to take notice. We should be immensely proud of what we have in Cornwall, and be excited about our future. We can all tell this story – and this is central to the Place Board’s objectives.

Cornwall Place Board brings together people who care about the future of Cornwall and who wish to actively promote the Duchy as a great place to live and work. Cornwall already has a vibrant visitor economy and high profile as a leading tourism destination. It has a large number of highly successful businesses across a wide number of sectors, but the perception of Cornwall remains more of a place for holidays and leisure, rather than of cutting edge technology and enterprise. By promoting our businesses, culture and spirit together we will have a much stronger voice, and potential customers and investors across the UK and further afield will start to take notice. We should be immensely proud of what we have in Cornwall, and be excited about our future. We can all tell this story – and this is central to the Place Board’s objectives.

Collectively we can tell the world why Cornwall is a great place to live, enjoy life and do business. To join us all you have to do is to become an Ambassador for Cornwall, see here for more details.

In summary, the Place Board is:

  • A strong team of businesses, organisations and individuals connected to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • A group of people who are committed to the local area in all its aspects– who want the best for the place; and through their knowledge, contacts and passion for the place, want to help us push forward
  • A network that can influence the development of the area through ideas, fresh thinking, involvement and resources
  • A sales force for Cornwall who promote the place to prospective developers, investors, home owners and visitors, through their day-to-day activity
  • A group who will help Cornwall be heard and to compete more effectively regionally, nationally and internationally

Cornwall Place Board has been set up as a Community Interest Company that is a partnership between the private and public sector.

There are four directors:

James Staughton OBE DL (Chairman) – St Austell Bay Economic Forum
Robert Salvoni – Park House Ventures
Dickie Trant – Benbole Management
Martin Nixon – Nixon Design

In addition there is an Advisory Board comprising:

Kim Conchie – Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
Dan James – Eden Project
Peter Moody – St Austell Printing Company
Julien Boast – Hall for Cornwall
Andrew Williams – Lanhydrock Estate
Sam Galsworthy – Trewithen Estate
Mike King – Cornwall Development Company
Malcolm Bell – Visit Cornwall
Will Ashworth – Watergate Bay Hotel
Emily Kent – Head of Economy, Skills & Culture, Cornwall Council
Ian Fitzgerald – Rick Stein Group
Matt Chatfield – Cornish food producer and supplier
Lucy Crane – Cornwall Lithium
Tracy McGoad – Cornish Buttermilk
Melissa Thorpe – Interim Head of Spaceport Cornwall
Patric Eriksson – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University
Daphne Skinnard – BBC Radio Cornwall
Catherine Mead – Lynher Dairies Cheese Company

Cornwall Ambassador’s Scheme.

We aim to sign up thousands of people who will commit to ‘Championing Cornwall for One and All’. Initially the scheme would be free to join but it is our intention that there could be a small fee at some point in the future when we have something to offer in return. We will start by hosting Ambassador events such as networking breakfasts where we will invite national figures to feature.

Cornwall Place Board now need individuals to help us champion ‘Cornwall for One and All’. Our aim is to recruit a ‘Trelawny’s Army’ of 20,000 ambassadors.

Ambassadors are requested to:

• Champion Cornwall for one and all
• Adopt a ‘can do’ attitude to help develop and promote Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
• Be a proactive advocate of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by helping influence how the County is perceived and portrayed while making sure it is talked about in the right places and by the right people
• View yourself as a guardian of and advocate for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
• Share best practice and facilitate introductions where appropriate/helpful
• Engage with a common message in order to deliver a strong and united story
• Attend events in support of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly