Top 10 Reasons to Relocate to Cornwall
Headforwards are based in Cornwall and we love living and working here.
It can be a bit of an adjustment if you are use to busy city life, but we feel it is well worth the change of pace.
Here our are top 10 reasons to relocate to Cornwall:
1. The beaches
Cornwall is famous for its spectacular beaches and stunning coastline that stretches for over 250 miles! Some are small and secluded like Rinsey Cove. Others like Perranporth have miles of sand and sea framed by the Watering Hole beach bar!
What ever is your favourite type of beach, you will be able to find it in Cornwall.
2. The sea
It is not surprising that water sports are popular in Cornwall. Surfing is considered a national pastime and other sports such as kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding are also very popular. In fact St Agnes is home to the World Belly Board Championships.
Cornwall is not just sandy beaches, it has many other areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Bodmin Moor and the Tamar Valley. You are never stuck for somewhere to go for a stunning walk.
4. The food
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to outstanding cuisine. Cornwall is home to some excellent chefs like Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw. It has some fantastic restaurants like Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, The Gurnards Head and The Dining Room.
Cornwall is also home to some excellent breweries like Sharps, Skinners and St Austell. Camel Valley make some fantastic wines and don’t forget the pasties and cream teas! Jam first obviously.
5. The traffic
Asides from the dreaded Chiverton roundabout, you rarely get stuck in traffic on your daily commute to work however this does change during the summer holiday. Occasionally I do get stuck behind a tractor or even a flock of sheep but this is much more amusing than another signal failure on the District Line.
6. The Culture
There are some fantastic theatre companies based in Cornwall, Kneehigh and Miracle, for example. The Minack Theatre is just breathtaking. Cornwall is also home to some fantastic music festivals such as Port Elliott and Boardmasters.
7. The Art
Cornwall is famous for it’s exquisite art, St Ives in particular has drawn artists from all over the world for centuries. It is still full of fantastic artists, galleries and museums. A perfect place to spend your spare time getting lost in.
8. The Community
Cornwall can feel like a giant village – everybody knows each other! But this can be a good thing. People are really very friendly, welcoming and inclusive. This is just as true in the business world as it is in your local village.
9. Super Fast Broadband
Cornwall has super fast connectivity which means that you can work on a global scale whilst being based in a place often referred to as the British Silicon Valley.
10. Entrepreneurial spirit
Cornwall has one of the highest rates of start-up businesses in the UK. These start ups also have the highest survival rate after 3 years! There is a lot of support and business networks out there – people are passionate about knowledge transfer and I am sure that plays a big part in the success of the county.
Are you interested in relocating to Cornwall? Take a look at this handy Cornwall Relocation Toolkit for some more information.
Also why not take a look at our careers page and see if we have an open position that would be perfect for you.