Edward Chapman - YP ambassador

Edward Chapman is one of the ‘characters’ of Your Partnerships and an ambassador for several of our events. He’s the wearer of many hats, teller (and collector) of jokes, source of abundant positivity, and someone who pops up in many of the YP events in Cornwall.


Why Charities should get involved with networking

For many people, the perception of networking is that it’s for businesses, and business owners. And those who represent or run a charity or other voluntary organisation are not going to benefit. However, that’s definitely not the case.


Your Partnerships 5th Anniversary Awards Night

On Saturday 25 March 2023 we celebrated five years of Your Partnerships at Boringdon Golf Club in Plymouth.


Award winners and finalists from the 5th anniversary awards night

Meet the winners and finalists from the Your Partnerships Fifth Anniversary Awards Night, March 2023


Open House for Cornish Partnerships

Open House for Cornish Partnership – Sponsored by Cornwall Channel – The power of online video The first meeting last month had over 60 in attendance and thousands of pounds of business was produced from contacts via the meeting. It was a great event with great connections being made. The facebook video shows just how relaxed […]


Second Open House Networking Meeting

Another great event was held on 15 September at the Victoria Inn, Roche. The breakfast buffet was extremely good as usual and so was the atmosphere. Businesses from Devon attended and again we had a packed house. We had Shane from the Cornwall Channell attending and he filmed the entirety of the introductions live via […]


New Networking Opportunity in Looe

Invitation for all Cornish Partnership members to attend this new networking group in Looe. Informal meeting at Porthbyhan Hotel, West Looe on 5 March starting at 9.30am. Please sign up via the Eventbrite link below. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/networking-in-looe-chat-and-coffee-tickets-43476442209?aff=eac2


Meet the founder, David Brock (aka Brock)

Hello and welcome to the blog of Cornish Partnerships. Like all good networking circles, Cornish Partnerships is based on the very simple foundation of like-minded people getting to know each other so they can build relationships, learn about each other and their businesses and help each other through collaborations and referrals. It all starts with taking time […]


Can blogs really earn you money?

There must be a million and one articles online telling you how to make money from your blog. The truth is, that many of those advocate writing a blog and selling advertising from it, and in today’s world where there’s a wealth of free articles online, that’s getting harder and harder to do. My […]



As many of us small business owners know, Cornwall is a great hub when you’re running your own company. The SME community is vibrant and friendly and there are plenty of people on hand if you need advice or people who can refer your services on. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll build relationships with great people who end up sharing your journey as you go through the highs – and lows - of running your own business.



When we were in the design phase of the Cornish Partnerships website, we were sure we would at some stage include a search feature as we have always wanted our Partner’s details to be readily available so other Partners or the general public could find their services easily. Over the last few weeks, due to […]


Walk and Talk - Netwalking with Annie Page

I recently joined business coach Annie Page on her netwalking adventure in Looe. I was immediately struck by one thing – Annie’s approach to networking has the potential to transform the way we do business here in Cornwall. The idea behind Annie’s netwalking sessions is beautifully simple. Bring professionals together to talk business whilst they […]


Got any bright ideas?

If you are a business owner, chances are you have a good idea for a new product or service on a regular basis. Some you might already have resources with which to take the idea further and see whether it will fly. Others, however, may leave you wondering, well, it’s a brilliant idea that I just […]


Location, location, location…

Cornish folk have long known that the county is a special place. Even in the depths of a long winter, we get incredible sunsets and perfect moments when the sun appears and makes everything brighter. So, it’s no surprise to me that Cornwall is increasingly a great hub for new businesses. Aside from the amazing […]


Business Cornwall recent feature

The team at Business Cornwall were kind enough to create an amazing article all about Cornish Partnerships. In the article, they managed to sum up everything we are about at Cornish Partnerships and I cannot commend the quality of the research, writing and content enough. Thank you Business Cornwall. Read the article here: Business Cornwall Article on […]


Introducing the Cornish Partnerships Ambassador Programme

What is it that you want from a networking meeting here in Cornwall? To make connections? Raise awareness of your brand? Or, maybe at this point in time, to just feel completely comfortable in a room full of strangers? Well, you can get all of those things from just one event with Cornish Partnerships – […]


Why face-to-face networking is still alive and kicking in 2019

For some people, face-to-face networking is dead – for others? It is the lifeblood of their business. Why? Because it’s all about trusting that it will work (as long as you keep at it). There are several good reasons for persisting and, if you’re not very good at talking to strangers, don’t worry – most […]


Online networking is a life-line for small businesses

At a time when the economy is struggling, small business owners are turning to online networking to build meaningful connections, raise their profile and generate leads. So much so, that networking franchise, Your Partnerships is expanding into new areas. Recently launched is Your Partnerships Isle of Wight and Your Partnerships Taunton and Somerset. More regions […]


How to get the most out of Networking

The first thing to remember is that networking is about building relationships and not about a hard sales pitch. The people you are meeting are not necessarily going to be your customers but it’s who they know and want to recommend to you that’s important – just as they will probably be looking for who […]


Top tips for making the most of your Zoom networking

As we start to get back to face to face meetings there are still the great opportunities that Zoom networking can give us. Collaborating with people from around the country does give great results (see our Members Success story in our October Newsletter!) So how can we make the best of our Zoom networking? These […]