In general, health and safety laws apply to all businesses. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. Health and safety laws are there to protect you, your employees and the public from workplace dangers.
Formation Zone has announced the winners of the 2016/17 Business Challenge. This year, as well as the overall prize, we had winners in three categories – Creative, Digital and Technology, and Health – with each winner taking home prizes from Formation Zone and our sponsors Santander Universities.
Long-term EV advocate Matthew Trevaskis has been appointed Head of Electric Vehicles at the Renewable Energy Association.
Trevaskis’ new role at the REA is to champion the use of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles, in the UK. He will be growing the REA’s EV offering, the work of which will focus on the integration of EVs into the electricity grid, the need for new infrastructure, government energy, transport, and planning policy, and the potential for EVs to act as a form of distributed storage.
The campaign cry for this year’s International Women’s Day was Be Bold for Change, and the Growth Hub echoed that call to action by organising a round table debate with women from across the county to talk about the challenges and opportunities of running a business.
The annual ROC 5k fun run is taking place after work on Tuesday 27th June in Truro. With 500 people and £17,000 raised last year, ROC is calling on your support to make this year’s event even bigger and better! If you run or if you donate, your support will help vulnerable people with learning disabilities in Cornwall.