Cornwall Chamber of Commerce sponsored by Cornwall College Business and in partnership with networking group The Hub and Business Cornwall magazine is delighted to announce the winners of Cornwall’s prestigious 30 Under 30 Awards.

Sponsored by Cornwall College Business, the awards celebrate Cornwall’s brightest young business talent and those entrepreneurs doing great things in the Duchy.

As always judges were overwhelmed with the standard of entries and quality of young individuals’ contributions submitted throughout Cornwall. The list of winners reflects the diversity of the business landscape in today’s Cornwall and highlights some real ambassadors for the Duchy.

The Class of 2018 is a strong list of names to watch, so look out for Cornwall’s business leaders of the 21st Century economy. One of the Chamber’s main focuses for the year is Women in Leadership and it’s coincidentally fitting to see 20 of these 30 young people are exactly that, making them ambassadors for gender parity and entrepreneurship within the Duchy.

Kim Conchie, chief executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said: “It is always uplifting to read about success stories in Cornwall. The 30 Under 30 nominations process is particularly cheering during the current economic difficulties as we discussed the next generation of leaders and people adding real value to the Duchy. Congratulations to all 30 of you.”

30 Under 30 Winners

Abi Rule

As well as a committed part of the Invest in Cornwall team, Abi has built one of the UK’s leading equestrian/country-lifestyle blogs, A Country Lady, and runs profitable property business with her partner.

Anna Clark

Anna has created three strong and growing brands in just 3 years, across digital media and is an ambassador for digital voices in Cornwall.

Bethany Allen

Bethany’s career at CMN spans 9 years, during which time she has proven to have an approach to business that is entirely customer centred.

Brad Snowden

Brad is the driving force behind Atta food stall. Not only is it about a lifestyle that helps support the environment, it is also crucially always conscious of the wider community.

Clojo Bedingham

From humble beginnings, Clojo Ruth is now selling through outlets across the UK and beyond due to her impressive digital presence.

Connor Smith

Connor has already had huge impact at Hive Business. His way of seeing a business problem and finding a pragmatic solution that suits business owners is inspirational.

Daniel Maltwood

Through his drive for his new business Pareusi, Dan inspires people to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Emily Stevenson

Emily set up Beach Guardian CIC, which organises voluntary beach cleans in Cornwall to protect its natural environment. Her work has spoken to large corporations and encouraged them to rethink packaging.

Florence Bate

Florence is a dynamic and results-driven team member Wild Card PR. She is considered a brilliant networker, thanks to her encyclopaedic knowledge of who’s who in Cornwall.

Hannah Goodall

Since starting the CrossFit Gym in Newquay, Hannah has redesigned the pathways to membership, demonstrating a commitment to improving physical and mental health for the people of Cornwall.

James Griffin

James is a fantastic role model for young people embarking on a career in construction. He communicates his knowledge and passion for the industry to inspire the next generation, in both trades and professional services.

Jess Crook

Jess has been with Truro-based accountants Whyfield since day one in 2014 and her growth has matched that of the firm – rapid! She has risen through the ranks to become a fully qualified accountant.

Jessica Hodges

Jessica is a very kind, committed and dedicated individual who is the front runner of the St Petrocs campaign ‘Let’s End Street Homelessness in Cornwall’.

Josh Collett

Josh has now firmly established himself as a go-to digital accountant at Truro-based Whyfield. This year he completed his studies to become fully qualified and is winning praise from the firm’s clients for his approach.

Kate McBurnie

Kate has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and quit her job to start Cornish Wine Tours. She has already won a Cornwall Tourism award for helping to put Cornish Wine at the forefront of peoples mind, both locally and further afield.

Katherine George

Katherine’s work with her company Oh So Social was recognised in the class of 2017. She delivers free social media training and networking events across Cornwall to benefit female entrepreneurs and help them succeed in business, earning her a 2018 place too.

Katie Rowe

Smile Together is an employee-owned social enterprise investing its profits back into the local community, including in initiatives such as Smiles At Sea. Under Katie’s leadership, this project was a tremendous success delivering dental care to fishermen and their families.

Lucy Crane

Lucy has been an inspirational member of the team at Cornish Lithium and shows great potential as a leader of the future. Cornish Lithium seeks to establish a lithium extraction industry in Cornwall.

Marc Jones

Marc plays a key role in the delivery of Hydrock’s projects in Cornwall. His engineering input influences the accessibility of high-profile Cornish developments.

Marie Hurworth

With Modern Midwife, Marie is removing the noise and confusion new parents face, as a qualified mid wife she brings to market innovative products and education.

Megan Hocking

Recently, Megan has supported St Austell Brewery’s biggest ever marketing campaign for Proper Job IPA with supporting press coverage. Alongside leading on national PR, her willingness to learn and appetite to get under-the-skin of the business and brands makes her an ambassador for Cornwall.

Megan Vanstone

Megan has transformed The Pier Café in Falmouth with her tireless drive, enthusiasm, fearlessness and ability. Her outstanding leadership of her team and ‘can do’ attitude complements a clear vision of what she wants to achieve and she is committed to providing jobs and training for local people.

Nina Constable

Nina is a fantastic documentary maker and understands her clients’ needs. She runs a successful business and offers work experience opportunities to local people. Nina really represents Cornwall wherever she travels to make documentaries, she is a true ambassador for her own business and Cornwall.

Sam Harding

Co-founder of two property businesses in Cornwall – Harding and Wakefield being one. Sam is an ambitious and driven individual with core ideals to provide a quality service. An advocate of the local area, Sam serves on the committee for the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association and is sailing secretary for the Falmouth Working Boat Association.

Samantha Charles

Sam is a Google certified digital marketing expert and the founder of a multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency – Float Digital. She uses her success to deliver talks to support skills in Cornwall.

Shannon Smith

Shannon’s revolutionary approach to developing person-centred solutions has implemented a framework adopted across the whole iSight Charity. Dedicated and driven, she is committed to achieving the very best for clients and the company.

Simon Julian

Simon is a prime example of a young business owner who dynamically embraces the changing business landscape with Bspoke IT. He is committed to developing the employees of Cornwall’s future whilst striving for excellence for customers.

Stacie Clark

Stacie has a passion for starting conversations about mental health and encouraging self-expression in a creative way, with her CIC Quiet Connections. Her willingness to show vulnerability models openness and the power of connecting with others.

Stephen Edwards

At just 19, Stephen has handled complex staffing issues at Sea Spray and plans for further developments. He is one of a new breed of young business people with a bright future ahead of him and a fantastic role model for Cornwall’s aspiring young business people.

William Griffin

William believes you are never too young to have big ambitions in your career, having worked in an auction house throughout undertaking his degree. He saw here an opportunity for working in the automotive industry and with dedication and agility Lindores & Griffin became a successful and influential digital marketing agency whose success comes from our in-depth understanding of the industry as well as our sophisticated digital marketing techniques.

To find out more about Cornwall’s 30 under 30 nominations and winners visit our website: and spread the word using #cornwall30under30

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