I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been listed in Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 list of business talent to watch this year!
Run by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Cornwall College Business, the Cornwall ’30 Under 30′ awards list is released each year with 30 fantastic young business and entrepreneurial names from throughout the county, and I’m pretty chuffed to have been included for their Class of 2018 list.
This year, the judges have seen their highest ever number of nominations submitted (I do not envy their job!) and it’s awesome to be included alongside some incredible people doing wonderful things throughout Cornwall, as well as some awesome ladies I know as well – including Abi Rule from A Country Lady blog, and Sam Charles from Strawberry Squeeze / Float Digital.
Kim Conchie, chief executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce said: “It is always uplifting to read about success stories in Cornwall. The 30 Under 30 process is particularly cheering during the current economic difficulties as we discussed the next generation of leaders and people adding real value to the Duchy. Congratulations to all 30 of you.”
The bio they published about me in the press release is pretty vague, but I think that’s because I have so many things going on and wear so many hats that it was hard to sum it up in a sentence. My nominations included my website design business, byRosanna, where I’ve worked with many small businesses throughout Cornwall to help get their brand online and where I’ve just started my brand new podcast, The Freelance Fix, as well as the meet-ups and community I help to organise called Cornish Creatives, which Olivia and I are now starting to run workshops for throughout Cornwall (our next upcoming one is an Instagram for Creatives workshop in Truro, by the way!). And then of course there’s this blog, Cornwall’s top lifestyle blog and resource for anyone wanting to find the best and most beautiful places to explore throughout Cornwall :)
I think it’s fantastic that this list has included people like me and others who might not have what many people consider to be the traditional idea of ‘success’, with a large, high-growth company that employs lots of people doing seriously innovative things. It’s people who are doing things that fulfil them and are creating a different meaning of ‘success’ for themselves, whilst contributing to our Cornish community as well.
The Cornwall 30 Under 30 list always does a great job at highlighting young people in our county, and I hope it is encouraging for other young people to see that you don’t have to be ‘traditionally successful’ to be recognised for the work you do or to make your mark. You can just be a freelancer who works from home and still make an impact!