Archive for the ‘Cornwall’ Category

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and...

Mike Barry, head of sustainable business at M&S, was in Truro today explaining how sustainability can improve your bottom line. KernowPods.com’s Matthew Clarke reports for Business Cornwall. via Audio | M&S sustainability head explains...

The Commission for Rural Communities have publilshed the results of thier analysis of over 70 submissions of evidence from civil society organisations and others on the economic aspects of the government’s Big Society agenda, in thier new report...

Designs of the time, Cornwall (Dott Cornwall) has been working for a year now with local citizens, professionals, experts and designers to co-create new solutions to local issues that in turn may have a national or international significance. Their...

Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage --...

Investment firm Horatio Investments is offering business start-ups in the south west the opportunity to receive part of its £20 million capital. The company, headed up by Martin Bowles, former head of corporate solutions at Hargeaves Lansdown and...

The South West’s pre-eminence in sustainability and new environmental technologies is providing a dynamic platform for the region’s future economic prosperity, but finding and developing the skills to feed this burgeoning sector of industry is...

Business leaders have said Cornwall can withstand economic shocks well because of its well-known "brand". It comes after research for the BBC ranked Cornwall 38th out of 324 areas in England in terms of having resilient sectors such as agriculture,...

A new National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday scheme to encourage new business start-ups in key regions was launched yesterday. The ‘Regional Employer NICs Holiday for New Businesses’ offers substantial reductions in employer NICs for new...

The minimum wage is one of the most progressive measures of the last fifty years. It is to Labour’s vast credit that it introduced the mandatory wage in the face of Tory opposition and insisted that it should be a national wage in the face of Libdem...

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