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At a time when many employers need  support more than ever before and as we approach the deadline of the furlough scheme in October and a move to the top up scheme for the winter month, the need to support businesses faced with implementing redundancies, alongside a local leisure sector that will struggle to survive during the forthcoming winter due to a major current loss of earnings` is our priority. In economic terms many are in the middle of three winters. The team at CMN are continuing to adapt to the changing situation to offer our members and the wider sector the most effective  support and tools to work with businesses as they navigate this difficult time

Our ReturnRe-Start and Recovery work has really helped businesses to plan a way forward during this tricky Phase 2 and during the winter months ahead, we continue to add to our offering with support for the kickstart scheme, top up activities along with our extensive range of skills and training.

The priority for you when planning, is to perform a workplace risk assessment, record your findings and the measures you will put in place to mitigate these risks. This has the benefit of helping you plan how to safely contain visitors to your site to respect social distancing and protect your staff. It also gives you a document you can share with your staff to help them overcome the inevitable fear that a number of people will have when facing a return to work.

Government has produced a vast amount of guidance for businesses to consider when planning which the team at CMN has summarised for you. This new resource summarises many of the key issues you need to consider when producing your workplace risk assessment, so please click on CMN Workplace Risk Assessment – Return, Re-Start and Recover below to access the resource.

Please contact the CMN team if you need any assistance

The Government has produced a vast amount of guidance for businesses to consider when planning to return, which the team at CMN has summarised for you.

This new resource summarises many of the key issues you need to consider when producing your workplace risk assessment

Please click here for CMN Workplace Risk Assessment – Return, Re-Start and Recover

Cornwall Marine Network have been working hard to digest, understand and relate the changing restrictions and what that means for our member business and the wider marine industry and updating our support.

With this in mind we have now developed and added a new rapid response service to support businesses with:

Please contact the CMN team if you would like to discuss any of the following:

The team at CMN are able to support you with help and advice in any of the following areas. We are developing on-line resources to further help you.

Please contact the CMN team if you would like to discuss any of the following:

Part of our crisis planning has been to develop a 10-point plan that we are using as our framework to inform how we manage the current situation we find ourselves in.

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We’ll be launching a weekly forum through our member messaging next week and be setting some live Q&A along with organising some bite size sessions on crisis and change management.

Alternatively if you’d like to speak to a member of the team 121, contact us today


CMN Face-2-Face is a new initiative. We will run weekly digital Face-2-Face webinars that will take place every weekfor the foreseeable future.

The webinar will allow you to access and discuss crisis help with the CMN team along with members and associates from the local sector to share ideas and allow us to better understand how COVID-19 virus crisis is affecting each of you.

To confirm your place in our next session please Contact us and you will receive a confirmation and link by return to join the webinar

We look forward to connecting with you

We are also launching a Members Forum through our member messaging and will be setting up some live Question & Answer opportunities, we will get in touch with details of those.

The team at CMN has modified our training content to allow the following skills improvements to be delivered remotely, ‘home to home’.Ideal if you have downtime or staff based at home and able to devote some time to gaining personal development before the recovery comes, so please choose from the following workshop options and click this LINK to let the CMN team know which courses you want.

As a further gesture of support to you, we are not charging for your participation until further notice.

  • Marketing Your Business
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Making the Sale – No Fear!
  • Effective Marketing Strategies
  • Change Management
  • Apprenticeship Guide for Employers
  • HR Appraisals and Managing Individual Performance
  • People Management for New Supervisors
  • Conflict Management
  • Managing Difficult Behavior/ Building Effective Teams
  • Complaint Handling
  • Employability for those facing redundancy
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Procurement/ Supply Chain Management
  • Telesales
  • Negotiation in Sales
  • Objection Handling in Sales
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management
  • Assertive Management
  • Intro to Event Management
  • Mentoring in the Workplace
  • Prejudice in the Workplace; Understanding and Mitigating
  • Effective Problem Solving

Click here to contact the training team today 

See upcoming courses on our events page

Despite the current challenges, CMN has won a significant new Training Project Fund worth £3.5 million. The project is called ‘Employer Led Skills’ and for the first time we are able to support ANY training for your business (subject to eligibility). This has never been available in Cornwall before.

The fund offers grants towards the cost of your training, provided it is arranged via CMN. The training support will be more specialist than the current free remote training workshops and we will operate on a first come, first served basis.

We will however reserve and guarantee grants for any members who let us know the training you will most likely need when we get somewhere back to ‘normal’ so please use this link to request contact from our Skills Broker team.

The team at CMN has been working proactively with a growing number of you to help mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic across our sector in Cornwall. Early crisis management  gained traction with some immediate issues being solved on an increasing scale, especially with our support to help many of you gain Business Rate and the new Discretionary Rate Grants.

We know the seasonal trades within leisure marine depend on tourism and we need support to extend beyond the short term. This part of our sector has lost significant anticipated income for 2020, as lockdown measures and social distancing has meant loss of tourism business. The coming winter months will therefor present a further challenge to the industry and bespoke support will be required.

Please contact the CMN team if you need any assistance

More than ever at this important time, Members have an opportunity to help each other, so please use CMN to create opportunities for you to share with each other.

You may have solutions others will benefit from, or by having joint discussions you have the opportunity to learn from each other.

CMN will ensure we are a vehicle for questions, referrals, ideas and thoughts, jobs and news, directory listings, and that you benefit from our partnerships and knowledge base as well as giving you visibility through our social and partner channels where we can.

Log into the members area to make full use of these tools, Contact me if you are having any log in issues

Cornwall Marine Network is offering your business the opportunity to employ young people for 6 months at no overall cost.

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Our message is clear, it’s business as usual and we are here to serve you.

For any help and advice please Contact us today

Searching for support during the Coronavirus outbreak?

As a members organisation we’re here to help – for useful links and support please visit our dedicated website area.

Click here to visit our knowledge hub

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