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Transporting You To Late Italian Summers: Delicious Food, Wine And Music In The Outskirts Of Truro

On the 2nd, 4th, and 5th September 2021, Duchy Opera will be performing Donizetti’s popular romantic comedy The Elixir of Love at Truro’s brand-new venue, Park House. Since its debut in 1977, Duchy Opera has been delighting audiences across Cornwall with both traditional and contemporary productions. It has built up a reputation as one of …

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Here’s What Happens When A Team Comes Together!

In Torquay, local businesses often collaborate to support others using their specialist skills, knowledge, and experience. In 2020, as the effects of the pandemic hit far and wide and many local businesses struggled to stay afloat, this assistance proved vital. For many, COVID-19 was a disaster. For others in more fortunate positions, it demonstrated the …

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Entering Tomorrow’s World: How COVID-19 Changed The Way We Work

In February 2020, before we entered our prolonged lockdown and back when COVID-19 was still something that only affected ‘other people’, I wrote an article for QUAY Magazine entitled ‘Business In The 2050s: How The Future Of Work Might Look’. In the article, I suggested that remote working and working from home would become the …

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How To Secure That First Sales Meeting With Your Perfect Client

When trying to reach your perfect client, you first need to define what a perfect client looks like to you. After all, if you don’t have a target to aim for, you can’t hit it. If your definition isn’t tight enough, then your partners and business development directors may reach out to the wrong people …

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Do You Eat Lunch At Your Desk? A Nutritionist’s Guide To Why This Is Bad For Your Health!

With increasing workloads and the pressure to meet deadlines, more office workers are now eating meals at their desk, making ‘desktop dining’ a common scenario in the workplace. This can also extend to a similar phenomenon in the home. For example, perhaps you eat in front of the computer whilst working, or maybe you eat …

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TDA Case Study: Massage, Physiotherapy And Wellbeing

The Project Sarah Tompkin, a fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist with twenty years of experience working in the physiotherapy and massage industry, had a dream of launching her own business focusing on massage, physiotherapy, and wellbeing. After graduating from the University of Worcester with a physiotherapy degree, Sarah worked for the NHS and private practices in …

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Extension Of COVID Insolvency Rules Offers Relief But Distressed Businesses Must Seek Help

  As many of the Coronavirus restrictions are to remain in place until July 19th 2021, the government plans to extend some of the temporary COVID insolvency rules to support struggling businesses.   Award-winning South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon say an extension to the measures is welcome, but warn that businesses in distress still …

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Are You Sustainably Comfortable Or Motivated By Sustainability?

  Although Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is still a mainstay for many businesses to demonstrate their responsible business and sustainability credentials, a more connected world has enabled those with passion, background, commitment, and means, to spread awareness and educate us in the many aspects of sustainability.   For instance, those in the social enterprise …

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Cyber Essentials: The Ultimate Guide For SMEs

If protecting your business from cybercrime seems complicated, confusing, and expensive, you might prefer to ignore the risks and hope that the cybercriminals never come knocking on your door. Unfortunately, the risks to your business are just too big to overlook! SMEs are being specifically targeted by cybercriminals, and a cyberattack would be more than …

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Breaking Down Barriers To Healthcare And COVID Vaccinations

The Women’s Centre Cornwall (TWCC) has supported a flagship multi-agency vaccination day at the Minorca Lane site in Bugle, St Austell, which for many years has had a ‘no go area’ reputation. Project Aims The multi-agency approach meant that many people with no previous access to health services were not only offered their COVID vaccinations, …

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QUAY Book Review: Entrepreneur Revolution By Daniel Priestley

Are you ready for a revolution? Not a global revolution, just a small personal revolution. According to Entrepreneur Revolution by Daniel Priestley, the global shift is already happening, and this book sets out to change both you and your mindset – preparing you to take full advantage of a ‘brave new world’ that is taking …

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How Do The Creative Industries Contribute To The UK Economy?

Over the past year, the government – guided by the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak – has encouraged creatives who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic to retrain in other professions. Posters that suggest ballerinas, artists, and musicians should seek another form of work instead of receiving support from the government, …

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How Does Your Garden Grow: What Is The Future For Leadership?

Over the past year, we have seen global examples of leadership. Some have been impressive, others less so. Many were decisive, and many were timid. Sometimes people stepped up, while others who should have led, dropped out of sight when things got hard. It has certainly been a testing time, and leaders have had to …

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