How we are organised…

The St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF) is the trading name of the St Austell Bay Community Interest Company (St Austell Bay CIC)

The object of the Company is to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to encourage and foster economic growth and general well-being to benefit the community in St Austell and its surrounding area.

SABEF Projects Delivery Structure

The St Austell Bay CIC will be the project applicant and legally accountable body.

Steering groups have been set up for each of the three projects. These Steering groups report on a regular basis to the board of Directors of SABEF, who remain accountable for all three projects.

The Steering Groups are made up of appropriately qualified individuals both from within SABEF and the wider community.

Each project will seek to employ a project manager to ensure that a rigorous process is put in place to deliver each of the three projects.

The St Austell Bay CIC holds the budget and approves expenditure. The CIC is the employer of those involved in the programme and will execute appointments/ contracts with artists and project partners.


We continue to enjoy support from a large number of bodies, be it time or funding, or both. While not a complete list, we are especially grateful to the following supporters:

St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF) and Coastal Community team members

Carlyon Bay Development
Cornwall College
Cornwall Council; (Par, Biscovey and St Blazey Gate, St Austell Bay, St Enoder, Bugle Eden Project)
Imerys Minerals UK
Phillips Frith
St Austell Bay Chamber of Commerce
St Austell Brewery
St Austell Business Improvement District
St Austell Market House
St Austell Printing Company
St Austell Town Council
St Blaise Town Council
White River Place

Project Partners

British Ceramics Biennial
Cornishware
Caerhays Estate
Emma Bridgewater
Jenny Beavan
Lost Gardens of Heligan
National Wildflower Centre, part of the Eden Project
Paul Jackson
Pinetum Gardens
Tregothnan
Trewithen
Wheal Martyn

Project Sponsors

The Arts Council
Coastal Communities Fund
Grow Wild