Press Release: Small Business of the Year Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony for the Penzance and St Ives Small Business of the Year Competition took place on Friday 18th July at the Trengwainton Tea Rooms.

Chrissie Chard from The Cornish Candy Shoppe was presented with the St Ives Small Business of the Year by the St Ives Mayor, Cllr Linda Taylor. Wendy Darmanin of MASH Clothing received the Penzance Small Business of the Year Award presented by the Penzance Mayor, Cllr David Nebesnuick.
Prospective MP, Derek Thomas, who hosted the event said “There is something quite powerful when you bring together a room full of people who have invested their lives and resources in running their own businesses. There is no shortage of ideas and ambition for our town centres in West Cornwall and together there is every opportunity for Penzance and St Ives to be successful coastal shopping destinations.”
During the event Derek invited Sarah Shaw from Cornish Hen Deli in Penzance to talk about the Love Penzance Marketing Campaign. There was unanimous support for this campaign promoting Penzance as a place to visit. You can view this campaign by visiting
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