Callywith’s first Business Networking Event a success!

The 'Business Networking Lunch' was the beginning of the College's new series of sector-focused networking lunches designed to give students insights into various career paths.

Open to all first and second-year students, including those who do not study business courses, the session provided an opportunity to talk to people in a diverse range of business roles including accountancy, marketing, HR, sales, logistics, health & safety, and procurement.

Representatives from Kernow Media, Wildanet, Westcotts Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, Buttons Accounting, GW & Co Accountants and Business Advisers, Truro and Penwith College, Osprey Health and Safety Services and Nicki Morris Mortgages were present.

Additionally, it was brilliant to welcome back former student, George Maunder, who now works in sales for Bristol Street Motors, to participate in the session.

Students gained first-hand insights into the business world and valuable networking experiences with a range of business specialists.

After rotating in small groups, students engaged in 1:1 conversations with specialists in their area of interest to ask follow-up questions.

David Sellars, Callywith Destinations Lead, said: "We were delighted by the quality of discussions and level of engagement from our students.”

A Level Business, Economics and Maths student Liam Brent, who attended the session shared: “The Business Networking Lunch was very helpful as I got to meet people that are working in industries that I was very interested in following a career in. This will help me make decisions in the future as I can now see what jobs interest me and who I could work for.”

A Level Computer Science, Maths and Physics student, Piran Drake, shared: "Attending the networking lunch was an invaluable experience which gave me the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and forge new connections with knowledgeable business participants."

Our next networking lunch will take place at Callywith on Wednesday 27th March and will focus on 'Science and Engineering'. We already have some brilliant representatives from Babcock International Group, Imerys, British Lithium and Spaceport Cornwall, plus more, confirmed to attend.

The College will be running fifteen networking lunches a year, covering as wide a range of sectors as possible.

For more information on our networking events or if you are an organisation or professional who would like to take part in upcoming events, please contact Callywith Destinations Lead David Sellars by emailing