Helping Cornish Business Thrive

Our mission is to see Cornish businesses and the wider community in Cornwall thrive and we know those two objectives are interconnected. Healthy businesses create fulfilling employment opportunities for people and business growth helps lift communities.

We love a business challenge and we have a depth of knowledge and experience to deliver support which leads to real business success. We are proud of our great track record supporting businesses and business leaders.

We’ve all enjoyed career successes but also had times when we’ve been knocked back and had to pick ourselves up and start again. We don’t just talk the talk, we’ve walked the walk and we love a business challenge.

We have recently completed an ERDF project giving business support to 90 businesses across the county. European Regional Development Funding was allotted to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between richer and poorer areas and we were chosen to deliver part of this project in Cornwall.

The Core Team

Our team of experienced business professionals draw on a breadth and depth of expertise across multiple sectors and business areas. We have all built and led businesses and we understand the reality of driving a business fowards and creating sustainable success.

Our core team is supported by our community of business specialists who are handpicked for their expertise.

Tracy Waters

Business Manager

Tracy brings a wealth of expertise in project development and management, internal quality assurance and supporting clients through the provision of advice, guidance, learning and training. She has extensive experience leading teams in the community sector, through roles such as Head of Employment and Training and CEO.

Maggie Collier

Business Growth Advisor

Maggie is an experienced business leader. She co-founded a successful insight and strategy agency which grew to a staff of 350 with offices across the globe.
Maggie is on the board of Konnect For Business.
She is a business investor, a charity trustee and qualified workplace mediator.

Andrew Robinson

Net Zero Project Manager and Business Growth Advisor

Andrew is an experienced business professional and project manager specialising in carbon reduction planning (Net Zero), energy efficiency, sales growth and marketing. Andrew brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to the team including many years of business relationship management experience gained from numerous roles and projects within large, national enterprises through to SME’s and start-ups.

Eden Freeman-Payne

Sustainability Advisor

Eden offers a complex understanding of Sustainability. Her critical thinking and creative problem solving skills compliment her business knowledge, enabling her to strategically advise organisations as they transition. Eden works to transform culture and catalyse change. She strives to positively impact communities both socially and environmentally with her awareness of intersectionality.

Lisa Pressland

Claims And Compliance

Lisa has been in a financial services role for over 20 years and has an abundance of experience in complaints and compliance. Since 2007 she has been heading up her own business in the hospitality sector and has recently relocated to Cornwall.

Business Specialists

The Konnect Business team work with a handpicked team of associate business specialists to help you with the things you don’t have the time or in house experience to do.

Our business specialists are a group of trusted associates who we work with on a regular basis. We never believe that one person or even one team has all the answers and our specialists give even more breadth and depth to the skill set of the core team.

Our specialists include experts in

  • Marketing strategy, SEO and digital marketing
  • Sales development
  • Business planning & Financial forecasting
  • HR support (employees contracts and handbooks)
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Ecommerce development
  • Carbon reduction planning
  • Start up support


"We are so grateful for the professional help and support received"

Corrina Dowen - OLTCO Limited

"Konnect for Business have provided a fresh perspective and advice on how to market ourselves and Liaise with prospective clients to grow our business"

Emily Sinfield - Voice Communications LTD

"The Support, signposting and documentation from the Konnect for Business Team has provided me and my managers with a structure to put best practice into the business longer term"

Rob Crago - Crago Moves

"We can now confidently engage with businesses and funders with a clear and concise business plan that captures the heart and vision of the project and communicates our ambition and growth strategy"

Rachel Yates - Sustainable Penzance CIC

"The support I received from Konnect for Business has been incredibly thorough, supportive, thought-provoking and helpful. Brilliant support above and beyond"

Adam Pearson - Newquay Hypnotherapy