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2012

November 23rd 2012

Passionate about finance and fancy being part of a creative team?

We are looking for some bookkeeping and administration brilliance with a dash of HR. You need to be good, but you need to be quick too – our studio is very busy.

You will be versatile and well equipped to work alongside our team and chip in with the day to day happenings at Leap.

Your job will be:

- Maintain & manage financial records.
- Invoicing and possibly estimating in time.
- To set up & manage efficient office admin systems & records (manual & IT based), staff holiday, contacts database.
- To participate in the development of Leap’s services and operations.
- To answer telephone & email enquiries as received, as directed by Leap Director.
- To help maintain our Investor’s In People Marque.

How much experience will depend to some extent on who you are, but less than 1 year will probably rule you out. However you might want a challenge for a few years before moving on to higher things (or not) and we’re open to collaborating if it feels right. Or you might just be wanting to be part of something a little fun, eco minded and creative.
If you’re a beater of jungle drums, feel free to spread to word, but we are not expecting to hear from recruitment agencies as we’re signed into using one if we’re not asking around ourselves.

Monday to Friday 9/5 standard hours but we’re flexible. Standard holiday, salary expectations let us know.
We have a team wide share scheme so there are regular bonus’s within Leap on a quarterly basis.

If you think you can fill some rather large boots, please send your motivation & CV to info@leap.uk.net.

November 16th 2012

Congratulations to our clients winning awards!

Tourism businesses across Cornwall were celebrating on Thursday 8 November at the 11th annual Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012, sponsored by St Austell Brewery.

We’re thrilled that our clients are being honored with this recognition, and it’s fun to feel a sense of connection to their success, whether or not we had impact on the actual projects. It’s a real pleasure to see our clients standing out in a highly competitive community of some of the best Tourism businesses across Cornwall.

All of the Cornwall Tourism Awards winners will now go on to represent Cornwall in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and ultimately the National Excellence Awards which take place next year.

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The Winners

LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

Silver: Cotehele, Saltash

 

BED & BREAKFAST AND GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR 

Gold: Pendragon Country House, Davidstow 

Bronze: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

 

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Silver: The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth

 

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Gold: Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Mawgan Porth

 

LARGE SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR

Gold: Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Bronze: Wild Café, Mawgan Porth 

 

PUB OF THE YEAR

Bronze: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

 

WINNER OF WINNERS

Red HotelsBedruthan Steps and The Scarlet for their quality and leadership in sustainable tourism.

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 For the complete list of winners, please see visit the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012.

November 9th 2012

Almanac – Inspiring people to challenge the way business is done.

 

The Almanac is a resource that aims to inspire and guide pioneering people to challenge the way that business is done, born from a frustation with ‘business as usual’. From a deeply held belief that business can be a force for good. Every now and then someone comes along who thinks differently, someone with a big idea, a dream that goes against the grain. A Challenger. Challenger’s create businesses that positively impact everything they touch. They are a beacon that inspires and encourages others to follow.

The Challenger’s voyage isn’t a easy one. Breaking new ground rarely is. The Challenger’s Almanac is here to help. It will bring together everything a business needs to navigate a different path. A resource like the Almanac is needed now more than ever.

How does it work?

The way Kickstarter works is that projects are ranked higher up the site the more support they receive. As a result they then become even more visible to other Kickstarter visitors and get more and more popular, massively increasing their chances of success.

Want to find out how you can get involved and pledge? Go to their website or visit their Facebook.

November 7th 2012

KeepCup!

Why has the paper coffee cup reigned for so long? Probably because there’s never been a serious challenger…

Until now! The KeepCup is lightweight, splash-proof, has thermal qualities and fits most standard coffee machines.

With a four-year lifespan, that’s a lot of paper cups you’ll be saving. The large version holds 454 ml and fits most bike and car cup holders. It looks great too! This Jellybean colour way is like a flashing alarm clock for sleepy eyes on Christmas morning.

Even greater… You can also design your own cup for yourself or as a present on their website!

 

 

 

November 5th 2012

Horn of Plenty

 

Through this way we would like to congratulate Will on his award for his short film ‘Horn of Plenty’.

Well done Will and keep up the good work! See his message below:

Good news my lovelies! My short film ‘Horn of Plenty’ has just picked up an award. Every MP across Britain was invited to enter a film made by one of their constituents into the ‘Film the House’ competition. Dan Rogerson entered ‘Horn of Plenty’ and it was shortlisted to be one of the eighteen finalists. We went up to the Houses of Parliament last Tuesday and were delighted to come 2nd overall. The judges’ comments included: ‘Imaginative, sophisticated, visually entertaining, stunning, a very well realised film’.

If you haven’t seen ‘Horn of Plenty’ yet then go to the Gool Fylm Kernow (Cornwall Film Festival) and watch it on a big screen next Friday afternoon. The storyline: Brave storyteller Will Coleman strides, pipes, drinks and rows his way across Kernow. Welcoming spring, celebrating summer, from Helston Flora to Padstow May Day, St Just Lafrowda to Saltash Regatta, telling Cornish creation tale the ‘Horn Of Plenty’. Made in Kernow.

You will also then be able to vote for your favourite Cornish Short to win the Delabole Slate Audience Award. Otherwise you can take 6 mins to watch it in the comfort of your own home by clicking here.

The Horn of Plenty / Friday 9th November / 2.40 pm at the Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay.

November 2nd 2012

Cornish mining, hardhats, deconstruction & the global supply chain.

 

On Friday 26 October Leap was invited by RSA design directors Sophie Thomas and Nat Hunter to attend the first Great Recovery workshop, held at the Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen.

The full day workshop started with a fascinating talk by Mike, ex-miner from Geevor, who has been working in mines all over the world since 1979. This was followed by a tour around and in the Geevor Tin Mine, all very impressive in its content. From rising and falling tin prices to surveying difficulties, the impact on workers, families and owners, the daily risks of working in such harsh conditions and much more. Despite my keen interest, being 1.83 meter tall doesn’t make me a natural born miner as I kept hitting my head in the dark. After the tour, the session lead into an examination of the nature of current supply chains, logistics, resource efficiency, waste, and business/technical challenges. Mark Sayler talked in a little more detail about the global supply chain of our electrical goods, and revealed that up to 64% of the world’s Coltan supplies are estimated to come from the Congo. After a provided lunch with Cornish pastries, the focus turned to products and analysis of process. We took apart a video camera. Inside this camera we discovered layers of plastic, metal and circuit boards, all made up of several types of metal, including copper, tin, cobalt and gold. Besides this, I was very intrigued by all the various sizes of springs that were inside the camera.

”Finding new ways to produce these necessary raw materials by questioning every stage of the process, finding fair mines or investing in their creation and recycling our existing raw materials. If we roll out this thinking beyond our devices, and apply it to all of our electronics, questioning where elements have come from and where they will go, we will be one step closer to a circular economy” - The Great Recovery.

It’s time that we all begin to question the products that we are consuming.

Would you like to find out more? Please visit the Great Recovery website.

It was nice to meet everyone involved and thanks for such an inspiring day!

Marjolein

Photo’s below by Nat Hunter.

 


October 29th 2012

The Green Build Hub

The Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust will shortly be building their exemplar Green Build Hub at the Eden Project. It will be a test bed and living laboratory for all that is best and most innovative in sustainable building, including replaceable wall sections, living roof panels and numerous renewable energy installations. All of which they will be monitoring and displaying to the public.

This is a big step closer to reality with resounding backing from Cornwall planners and the wider community.

Exciting times for CSBT and Cornwall to showcase the way in Sustainable Construction. The Green Build Hub provides Cornwall with the opportunity to showcase a whole range of sustainable building techniques and materials available to those working in construction and the the general public.

The Green Build Hub will also serve as an ongoing training course, so that people can learn to work with the latest products as they are incorporated into the build. An ongoing video blog of the project has already been started by CSBT.

It will be delivered as part of a broader initiative to establish the St. Austell area of Mid-Cornwall as a focus to development and manufacture of low carbon technologies and products and for training and skills development. It will work in conjunction with Eden’s planned HOW2 project that will work with several partners to offer a wide palette of skills to businesses both within the Environmental Technologies sector and other businesses which are looking to make the transition into the green economy.

The GBH will be built to achieve the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Outstanding rating. Once complete it will be occupied by CSBT and its allied companies – Sustain Cornwall and SW Ecowarehouse, an online database of sustainable products and services. The hub will be fully accessible to the public and both a meeting and training venue for current and aspiring green builders.

The project has been brought to planning approbal by a collaboration of CSBT, ID+EA, Ocean Design Consultancy and Ward Williams Associates, with the Eden Project agreeing to a 99 year lease on the site.

At Leap we have supported the CSBT so far by creating a 100% recyclable cardboard panel exhibition display this year.

Would you like to get involved or might be up for joining the Green Build Hub collaboration?

Visit CSBT or contact Paul on 01726 64651.

October 17th 2012

The Great Recovery Design Workshop is coming to Cornwall

Get your hardhats ready…

The Royal Society of Arts has recently launched the Great Recovery programme, which aims to encourage designers to minimise waste from the products they create. The initiative is being led by RSA design directors Sophie Thomas and Nat Hunter, and will play out through a series of workshops, as well as a £1.25 million Technology Strategy Board competition, which will fund feasibility studies into redesigning products.

Having been privileged enough to work together with Sophie Thomas - of the exceptional Thomas Matthews -  in the past DOTT’s Eco Design Challenge, we do recommend attending – this is not one to miss out on!

If you are a practicing designer, interested in new systems thinking, if you want to meet technologists, chemists and manufactures and are lookig to find new collaborators do not miss the opportunity to take part in this great one day workshop in Cornwall. Created by The Great Recovery team with expert design deconstructor Mark Shayler,  this creative hands-on workshop will scrutinise current design and manufacturing systems and begin the investigation into redesigning for the future.

The workshop will take you through current end-of-life practices in product life cycles into the examination of the farcical nature of some current supply chains, logistics, and consumption models. The rest of the day will be spent working through a product strip down exercise: breakdown of a broken product and discussion on re-design through a closed loop model.

The workshop will be held in the Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall.

For more information, please click here.

We just booked our ticket, so looking forward to seeing you there!

October 11th 2012

SSE Graduation Ceremony

Last Friday, the Cornwall School of Social Entrepreneurs Graduation Ceremony took place at the Eden Project. At the event the 18 graduates, who are based across Cornwall from Bude to Penzance to St. Ives, told their stories behind and about the businesses that they have or are in the process of founding. If you’re not familiar with the SSE; the SSE provides training and opportunities that enable people with entrepreneurial ideas to achieve positive change in their communities.

Leap is happy to be involved for over four years now, providing consultation support to graduates, designing SSE’s booklets, leaflets and other communication materials. Having recently joined Leap, I come away from the event feeling very inspired by all 18 entrepreneurs and above all, SSE’s energy behind this. There are a lot of people working very hard out there to bring a positive change in their communities. I would like to thank the Cornwall SSE staff, graduates & The Eden Project for a very inspiring morning.

The 2013 fellows and their businesses are:

- Sanjay Kumar / School of Cornish Sardines, Truro
- Michelle Roberts / Green Energy Library, Camborne
- Diana Padwick / byEthicals, St Dennis
- Lynne Hadley / AACETS, Falmouth
- Richard Brown / The Street Outreach Project, Lostwithiel
- Lea Ferrar / Computers4Homes, Par
- Anna Jenkins / Naturale Living, Penzance
- Julie Pattison / The Hills, Penzance
- Catherine Hayes / Community Hub, St Ives
- Lynne Dyer / The Soul Food Project, Pendeen
- Anne Longthorp / Life at Meadowside, Bude
- Kevin James / Big Bang Day, Penzance
- Robbie Pearson / Unique Lives, St Austell
- Carla Almeida / All Together in Cornwall, Luxulyan
- Tamzin Wood / Doing Good Locally, Penzance
- John Scattergood / HEAL, Falmouth
- Sharon Cooper / Little Eden, Falmouth
- Rene Chorley / Noah’s Ark Family Project, Indian Queens

We are very much looking forward to seeing the new social enterprises grow and making their dreams a reality!

 

October 9th 2012

Change is happening

Behind the scenes here at Leap, lots of changes have been happening and will continue to happen. Our biggest happening has been to introduce a profit share to the team which has resulted in a whole new dynamic for Leap as we push forwards with various plans and projects.

Chris, our studio coordinator will be leaving us this week for a promising future with Duchy Timber. Chris has a track record of successful accomplishments within Leap and we are sure that he will make a valuable contribution in this future role and we wish him all the best.

In other, more exciting news, we are happy to announce two new members to the Leap team. Sqeez D’Souza, Senior Designer & Marjolein van den Ham, Creative & New Business.

Via London, Hong Kong and Sydney, Sqeez brings his many years of experience to each design brief. Combining attention to detail with proven skills and a generous splash of creativity.

Born and raised in The Netherlands, Marjolein, pronounced ma-re-lain, has developed skills through both her degrees in Graphic Design & Creative Advertising. Multiple work experience & placements as well as running and selling her own company mean her skills go beyond what can be learned from a book.

In the meanwhile, Jo our design intern has been working on some great projects including Bosinver Farm Cottages and Tachepants, taschalistic moustache inspired underwear for male and female mo-connoisseurs made from super soft, luxurious bamboo. Jo is approaching the end of her internship and she has been a tremendous asset to the studio – thanks Jo. We’re on the lookout for a new intern for a couple of months if you know of any graduate creatives looking for an some experience send them our way.

Along with new team members we have lots of new projects in the pipeline, so it’s business as usual here at Leap.

As ever, if you have a project that you’d like to talk about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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