The following businesses and organisations have supported the St Austell website project from its inception and without their generosity and backing, this would not have been possible.


Each of these businesses share our vision of creating a beneficial asset for the people of St Austell and the surrounding area and improving even further the area for people to live, work and visit. We are extremely thankful they joined the effort to make this happen.


It’s not too late to be part of this fantastic project for St Austell. For just some of the ways you can get involved as a business, organisation or charity, visit our Get Involved page.



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Posted: 9 months ago

With developments across the South West, Wainhomes can help you find your dream home. Quality is key to everything we do here at Wainhomes, from how we build our homes to our well established reputation.


Our developments offer everything from smart one bedroom apartments to luxurious five bedroom detached homes. But with every build, buyers can rest assured that quality is inbuilt wherever they look – and it doesn’t stop there. Our commitment to quality also extends to our customer service standards, both before and after your purchase.


Why buy brand new from Wainhomes?


The standard of newly constructed homes in the UK has never been higher, with annual surveys showing that this continues to improve year after year. With the demand for new homes at an unprecedented level, Wainhomes continues to invest heavily in the design and quality of its new homes, to ensure our buyers receive the very best.


There are a whole host of reasons why you should buy your next home with us. Brand new properties mean everything, inside and out, is fresh and in pristine condition – untouched by anyone else, giving you the freedom and flexibility of a blank canvas for you to stamp your very own personality and style, from the word go.


As well as being built to high and strict building standards, new homes built by us adhere to the latest environmental standards, meaning our homes are cheaper to run and maintain, saving you hundreds of pounds each year in utility bills.


You’re not just securing a fresh start and new beginning with a new Wainhome, you’re getting that priceless peace of mind that often doesn’t come with second hand properties. On top of that, you have the ability to move in as soon as the property is complete – no need to get caught up in those frustrating house buyer ‘chains’.


Find out more today


For more information on what we at Wainhomes can offer you, all you need to know about the Help to Buy Scheme and what developments are available near you, visit 


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Posted: 9 months ago

Phillips Frith LLP | Chartered Accountants and Auditors | Counting Beans since 1926


Welcome to Phillips Frith – friendly, easy to talk to and brilliant bean counters


Established in 1926, we are a firm of chartered accountants and registered auditors located in St Austell town centre with clients in Cornwall, Devon and throughout the South West. Most of our clients are small and medium sized businesses and, as a small business ourselves, we completely understand the day-to-day pressures you face. We also provide help and advice for lots of business start-ups as we know how daunting getting to grips with your accounts can be when you’re just starting out. But don’t worry; we’ll help you every step of the way.


Here at Phillips Frith we work on the basis that we’re part of your team for the long term. We’ll take a genuine interest in your hopes and dreams – both for your business ambitions and your personal and family aspirations. We use this extra depth of knowledge to bring a wider perspective to ensure we provide the right accountancy and business advice. And this means you’re free to get on with what you’re good at, whilst we take care of your accounts.


Every member of the Phillips Frith team is trained to the highest standards and we are proud to be a training office for students of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


Ian Chalmers is a Founding Member of the St Austell Bay Economic Forum and either he or Jane Webb, the other partnership member at Phillips Frith, will take a personal interest in your business.


“Nearly all of our clients are family owned businesses, both large and small. Planning for tax saving has always been a large part of our work but advising this type of business has become more complex over the years, requiring a closer working relationship and an understanding of family dynamics.” Ian Chalmers, FCA.


Say Hello


We offer a free initial meeting and we’re happy to visit you at your business premises or home to find out how we can help. Why not give us a call and say hello?


Call 01726 75981 to speak to a member of the team now or email us at and we’ll be in touch soon. We look forward to hearing from you.


Phillips Frith LLP | 9 Tregarne Terrace | St Austell | Cornwall PL25 4DD


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Posted: 11 months ago

With over 30 years experience in the industry, St Austell Printing Company offers a fresh approach to printing. Based at their impressive premises at St Austell Business Park, not only are they specialists in printing and mailing solutions, but have successfully expanded into building and offering high-spec offices and workspace.


Offering a multitude of services, St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) has its own pre-press department using state of the art software and plate-setting equipment, both litho and digital printing facilities, bindery and finishing services, direct mailing as well as account management and an on-site print shop where you can get help with design and artwork, advice and photocopying for both professional and personal needs.


SAPC work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, both in the St Austell area and Cornwall, as well as across the UK. From large scale printing services to business cards, brochures and banners, they have it covered.


When SAPC outgrew their town centre premises a number of years ago, the team seized the opportunity to design a new, truly unique space, complete with panoramic views of St Austell Bay. As well as housing their brand new printing factory, their sustainable, iconic premises boasts a fully equipped conference centre that aims to inspire meetings and events of all themes with bright spaces and elevated views. To complete the package, delegates can also opt to order first-class catering for their event with only the best quality and locally sourced food served throughout breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.


Ideally located just minutes from the A30, the Conference Centre’s dedicated events team take care of every detail to ensure your event runs seamlessly. With a host of rooms that can cater for smaller, intimate groups, right up to larger events for 100 people, there is something for everyone.


The family owned business prides itself on being a local company with local connections. As well as supporting a host of charities and organisations in the area, they work closely with people who share their passion for ethical and environmental values and championing prosperity in Cornwall.


For more information about St Austell Printing Company visit – for more about St Austell Conference Centre visit 


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Posted: 11 months ago

St Austell Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit company passionate about improving the town centre and its future.


Led by business people from across the town, their aim is to improve the trading environment in St Austell for the benefit of the businesses it serves. Funded by a levy charged to business rate payers in their area, the team work to develop projects that help boost the town centre.


As well as being on hand to provide business support and promoting the town through their PR campaigns, the BID’s work is centred on two key themes: making the town attractive, accessible and safe and to promote and assist with events, marketing and cost savings.


The BID team have been working hard over the past four years to ensure they achieve their goals and ambitions. Just some of their successes include: 


·  Achieving ‘Gold’ for St Austell in the South West in Bloom Awards.


·  Re-establishing coach parking in Priory Car Park which will help drive extra footfall into the town centre.


·  Creating a St Austell loyalty card, which now has over 2,000 users.


·  The formation of StoreNet radio; a highly effective security scheme for shops in the town, which has more than 55 users.


·  Creating an app for the town centre which features every business.


·  Co-ordinate major events for the town, including the MAN Engine visit.


·  Creating a successful Christmas programme, lights switch on and extending the lights into Trinity Street.


Their key priorities for 2017 include continuing to promote the town centre and all it offers through a 30,000 leaflet drop to local visitor attractions, promoting the revamped coach parking facilities with new signage and leaflets, continue to bring locals and visitors alike into the town with a programme of events and ensure town centre safety with security patrols, working alongside multi agency's with emphasis on anti-social behaviour.  


For more information about St Austell BID, visit:


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Posted: 13months ago

As one of the longest established family brewers’ in the UK, St Austell Brewery is steeped in history and has its roots firmly in the town.


Walter Hicks founded the brewery back in 1851, taking a major gamble and leap of faith by mortgaging his farm for £1,500 to fund the enterprise.


More than 160 years later, St Austell Brewery continues to produce some the county’s favourite beers, lagers and ales and employs over 1,000 people.


But it’s not all about their own beer, St Austell Brewery is also the South West’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks to nearly 5,000 bars hotels, pubs and clubs in South West England.


As well as producing some of Cornwall’s favourite tipples, St Austell Brewery also own around 200 pubs, inns and hotels across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, offering the perfect location whether you’re looking for a boutique break, romantic beach hideaway or luxury coastal stay.


The Brewery’s headquarters on Trevarthian Road is not just where the brewing actions happens, but is also home to the annual Celtic Beer Festival. The event has grown to be hugely popular and a ‘must do’ in locals’ social calendars. Held in the ancient cellars, visitors can choose from a massive range of different ales, stouts and lagers, along with entertainment from live bands.


Brewery HQ also boats a recently refurbished Visitor Centre and Hicks Bar. The centre gives you the chance to discover the secrets behind their award winning ales and 160-year-old brewing process – there’s even the bonus of getting to enjoy some samples.


Meanwhile Hicks Bar is on hand to serve you a hearty pub meal, pick from daily specials or enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and slice of cake. The visitor experience can be topped off with a trip to the visitor centre shop, to pick up some souvenirs from your visit and gifts for all occasions.


For more information about the Brewery, visit


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Posted: 13months ago

Cornwall College St Austell – Proud to be your local college


Perched on the hill, overlooking the world famous St Austell Bay, Cornwall College St Austell’s stunning view is surpassed only by the impressive range of training and learning courses that it offers.


Welcoming students from all over the country, the highly qualified teaching team ensures learners excel in their chosen fields of study.


Students are provided with all the experience and skill to embrace college life before progressing onto rewarding career


Boasting industry standard training facilities, which include hair and beauty salons and a state-of-the-art, national award winning training kitchen and restaurant, there is also a construction skills training centre and a dedicated A-level Centre with a 99.6% A-level pass rate.


A well equipped gym, learning centre, student shop, coffee shop and the impressive Keay Theatre are just some of the other facilities the college has to offer.


Courses available include: A-levels, Business, Law, Accountancy, IT, Art & Design, Media, Journalism, Performing Arts, Catering, Childcare, Photography, Hair and Beauty, Sports, Health & Social Care, Applied Science, Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry and Vocational & Work-related studies, not to mention Access to Higher Education, Adult Leisure Courses and University Courses.


The campus is part of the Cornwall College Group (TCCG), the largest education and training provider in the region, with more than 35,000 learners each yet, 2,000 of which are studying a university programme.


Over the past 15 years, more than 15,000 apprentices have also made their way through TCCG, making the organisation the largest educational provider of work-based learning in the South West.


For more information about upcoming events and for details of what Cornwall College St Austell has to offer, please visit or call 0330 1232523.


Cornwall College's students go on to do amazing things, here are just two such alumni:


Jake Moyle – Professional Dancer


Jake, a former Penrice student, completed a National Diploma in Dance and a Dance A-level with Cornwall College and then went on to the London Studio Centre Dance School to study his degree.


Notable work includes dancing in music videos, commercials, on the X-Factor and in the Mary Poppins Returns film, due to be released in 2018.


Laura Wall – Professional Artist, Illustrator and Children’s Author


Laura completed five A-levels at the college before going on to achieve a First Class Degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University of Wales.


Known for her murals and art series ‘Love at the Seaside’, Laura is also internationally well-known for her book series ‘Goose’ which is a seven-part picture book series and has reached over 40 countries and has been translated into 11 languages.


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Posted: 13months ago

St Austell Bay Chamber of Commerce serves to promote and connect the local business community of St Austell town and the surrounding areas.


Working to connect and communicate with all local business and to represent their views clearly and accurately, the Chamber aims to be dynamic, inclusive and responsive to change and to keep all members up-to-date with current business innovations, events and networking opportunities.


The Chamber's main aim is to serve the community and to promote members. Working together to provide help and support for existing and new businesses alike, the Chamber exists to become better at business and to engage with other like-minded businesses from within and outside its area.


This area extends to encompass all of St Austell Bay, including Carlyon Bay, Par, St Blazey, Tywardreath, Luxulyan, Bugle, Roche, St Dennis, Nanpean, St Stephen, Foxhole, Sticker, St Ewe and Pentewan.


Passionate about the area’s business community, the Chamber also works to create a robust and sustainable organisation that is responsive to the changing needs of all businesses in the area and promote the town as a great place for new and existing businesses to thrive.


The Chamber’s website is a haven of information relating to businesses in its area and includes a regularly updated Chamber News section, a full list of members and details of business related events.


It’s quick, easy and affordable to join the Chamber, with membership bringing a whole host of benefits, including participation in networking events, the opportunity to voice your businesses concerns and priorities and free or affordable legal advice, support and guidance.


For more information and to find out more about becoming a member of the Chamber, visit


Posted: 13months ago

The Lost Gardens of Heligan


Romantic gardens, enthralling wildlife and ancient woodland paths are waiting to be discovered at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.


Considered to be one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England, it has become one of the area’s most popular attractions. But previously lost for decades, buried under years of overgrowth, the estate was once a far cry from the beautiful and unique environment it is today.


Heligan’s fascinating history, which dates back to the 1200’s, is peppered with many twists and tales. With the outbreak of World War One, many of the estate’s workforce went to fight, many sadly not returning, resulting in the start of Heligan’s demise.


The gardens and land remained unsold or undeveloped in the years to come and it wasn’t until the 1970s when Heligan House was sold and turned into private apartments.


Rediscovered in 1990, work began in earnest to restore the gardens and in Easter 1992, the doors were swung open to the public. Today, visitors can explore over 200 acres and discover the estate’s many horticultural offerings.


Heligan’s restored Victorian Productive Gardens stands as a working memorial to the estate’s lost gardeners. More than 300 fruit, vegetables and herbs are lovingly grown and go onto supply the Heligan Kitchen. Marvel at exotic glasshouse fruits learn about Victorian crop rotations and explore the flower garden and melon yard.


Meanwhile the Pleasure Grounds give visitors the chance to journey across the world with ancient rhododendron boughs of Sikkim, Maori-carved tree ferns from New Zealand and a Mediterranean inspired Italian garden.


Offering an even more exotic experience is Cornwall’s only outdoor jungle garden. Adventure through the tropical gardens and find giant rhubarb, banana plantations and lose yourself in tunnels of towering bamboo.


With plenty more to discover through acres of woodland and estate, Heligan waits to entertain, educate and please every member of the family. Open all year around, apart from Christmas Day, even well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome.


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Posted: 13months ago

Hawkins Motors enjoys an incredibly rich heritage in Cornwall and has established itself as one of Cornwall’s most respected car dealers.


Proud to offer both unbeatable value and outstanding customer service on new and used cars and commercial vehicles, as well as parts, service and accident repairs, the group now have seven dealerships across the county and are the official dealers of Peugeot, Citroen, Hyundai and Kia.


Priding themselves on first class customer service, the business was first established back in 1993 when William Henry Hawkins, known to many as Billy, rode from Truro to St Stephen on his Scott Squirrel motorbike.


The business began growing in 1940, retailing tractors, cars, motorcycles and cycles and in 1946, Hawkins Motors was appointed agent for British motorcycles Arial, BSA, Norton, Vincent, Scott and ETS.


In 1972 Hawkins were appointed Peugeot’s main dealer for Cornwall, and have since gone on to become a Citroen franchise as well as being the county’s exclusive dealers for Hyundai and Kia.


Despite expanding across Cornwall, St Stephen remains the hub of the business and staff work to make sure it is more than just your average car dealership with Billy’s very own motorcycle takes pride of place in the dealership. The branch even has its very own café called Memories, which houses fascinating company memorabilia from decades gone by, as well as a soft play area for children.


Many expansions and franchise awards later, Hawkins Motor Group today continues to prove that providing first class customer service is at the centre of all they do. The Hawkins Peugeot Dealership in St Stephen has been named as one of the best in the UK after it was awarded the Guild of Gold Lion Award for the seventh year in a row. Reflecting outstanding performance in 2016, the award recognises excellent customer service and sales performance.


For more information about Hawkins, visit


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Partly cloudy. Low 6C.

Wednesday Night


Some clouds. Low 6C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h.



Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 11C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night


Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 7C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 25mm. Locally heavier rainfall possible.



A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High around 10C. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 6mm.

Friday Night


Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low around 5C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.



A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 11C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Saturday Night


Mainly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 5C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.

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