Cornwall Social Enterprise Zone’s debut at the Royal Cornwall Show has been deemed a great success, in what was the first major event for the newly designated Zone.
As part of the Green Cornwall Show, the Social Enterprise Zone area showcased more than 20 local social enterprises over the 3 day event, which this year welcomed more than 100,000 people through its gates.
In a show full of highlights, the stand out moments of the Social Enterprise Zone included a breakfast launch event with Kim Conchie of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, DEFRA Minister and North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson dropping by for coffee and a visit from HRH The Countess of Wessex.
The partnership behind Cornwall Social Enterprise Zone welcomed thousands of people onto the stand and through explaining social enterprise and its benefits has seen interest from a number of pre-startups looking differently at their business structures and considering SE as a possible route for them.
Jon Rolls, on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Social Enterprise Zone said: ”It was only last December that the Zone was launched and so to be at such a prestigious event with the opportunity to speak to so many people about that amazing things that social enterprise has to offer is really exciting.
“We have been overwhelmed by the public response, and hope to have inspired future entrepreneurs with our showcase of the cream of Cornish Social Enterprises.”
Nurture Green was one of the Cornish social enterprises invited to be part of the Zone’s stand. Christian Hearn from Nurture Green said: “We were fortunate to have a stall at this year’s prestigious Royal Cornwall Show. Being at the show amongst so many businesses and general public all in one place was an excellent opportunity to promote our new company, and most of all the benefits of social enterprises to Cornwall.”