The Plan has been developed by the Islands’ Partnership, the lead body for tourism and business on Scilly and has been supported by all of the islands’ major stakeholders and funded by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.
Alongside new investment in transport, quality and service, the plan calls for a stronger emphasis on its hidden cultural heritage, its potential as an eco-destination as well as the need for increased collaboration to help extend Scilly’s comparatively short tourist season.
James Berresford, Chairman of the Islands’ Partnership: “As a destination, the Isles of Scilly is blessed with some of the most outstanding natural assets of anywhere in the UK. We have a wonderful opportunity to harness these assets in a way that repositions the islands as the escape destination, meeting the growing demand for discerning, authentic, experience-led tourism. The Destination Management Plan will be instrumental in bringing the islands together behind this shared ambition, helping to ensure our industry is both sustainable and fit for the future."
David Jackson, Executive Director of the Islands’ Partnership added: “Today’s launch marks a really significant moment for the islands. The Destination Management Plan, alongside the emerging Smart Islands programme and a new Local Plan, represents a genuinely exciting opportunity to trigger a real step-change in our industry and for Scilly to become a truly sustainable destination that’s economically resilient yet protective of its precious environment and unique sense of place.”
Tim Bagshaw, Head of Operations at the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Tourism is one of the region’s priority sectors and has been recognised as such in our 10 Opportunities prospectus. For the Isles of Scilly in particular, there’s real potential for Scilly’s tourism industry to grow and become more competitive and we’re confident that the new Destination Management Plan will be a vital mechanism to help drive this growth.”
The launch event for the new Destination Management Plan was held this afternoon at Tregarthen’s Hotel on St. Mary’s and brought together many of the islands’ leading tourism businesses, coinciding with the national English Tourism Week.
You can download and read the Destination Management Plan here. (This is a compressed file. If you'd like a hard copy you can request one from the Islands' Partnership office.)
Fri17Jan20149.30am - 11amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
Learn how Facebook can increase your business. Learn what to post, how to post and how to grow your Facebook profile and followers. A quick overview of how to promote your posts and your page and how Facebook fits into all the other areas of your marketing. Room for 12 people, so first come, first served!
Thu30Jan20149.30am - 4pmOld Estate Office, Tresco
This course is being organised by Life Long Learning and costs £95. Boats to and from Tresco will be provided as necessary. For details, call 424880 or visit www.learnscilly.co.uk
Thu13Feb201409.30 - 11.30amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
Short practical training session to get you started on Twitter: creating an account, understanding how it works, using it as an effective marketing tool…
Fri14Feb201409.30 - 11.30amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
Short practical training session to get you started on Facebook: creating an account, understanding how it works, using it as an effective marketing tool…
Mon17Feb201411am - 2pmKingsley Village, Nr NQY Airport
Organised by Outset Cornwall and Enterprising Women. For self employed and smaller businesses - lots of finance, tax and business development advice. Details: www.outsetcornwall.co.uk
Tue18Feb2014Wed19Feb2014Tregarthen's Hotel, St Mary's
Great opportunity for IP members to exhibit as a supplier and/or do business with a wide range of suppliers from the mainland at this hospitality trade exhibition. Details can be found at supplyscilly.co.uk
Tue18Feb201410am-11.30amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
- Learn how Email Marketing is still relevant and delivers measurable results in an increasingly complex digital world
- Appreciate what is current good practice in terms of content and send frequency
- Get to grips with interpreting and using the resultant analytics
- Review examples of campaigns and consider content that might be relevant to different businesses
- Understand how segmentation works and how it benefits business
Wed19Feb20149.30am - 5.00pmLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
This training is being hosted by Life Long Learning. For further information, call 01720 424884. Should be very useful for those businesses with water systems / pools....
Tue04Mar201408:15 - 10.00amFalmouth - Cornwall Marine Network Conference Suite, Unit 7a, Falmouth Business Park
Learn about the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency’s unique support tailored to individual businesses’ needs;
Hear how we have created apprenticeship solutions for hundreds of Cornish businesses;
Find out how the Agency takes the hassle out of recruitment by employing the apprentice on your behalf and handling all the payroll and administration;
Have breakfast with us and meet out team of specialist advisors;
Speak to employers and apprentices who have benefitted from our services.
For details and to book a place - email email@example.com or call 01326 314904.
Tue11Mar20149.30am - 11.30amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
A practical session to get you started on Twitter and tweeting with confidence about your business
Directors are getting out to the off-islands to be accessible to as many members, and potential members, as possible. Following their meeting, there will be Q&A session, open to all.
Thu13Mar201413.00-14.15Coastguard's Cafe, St Agnes
Following the Islands' Partnership Board Meeting on St Agnes this Thursday (13th), the IP directors are hosting a public session from 1pm until 2.15pm at the Coastguard's Cafe....coffee and sandwiches provided. It's an opportunity for everyone on St Agnes - members and non-members - to talk to IP directors (included our newest addition, Rob Goldsmith) about any concerns, issues, ideas, suggestions etc.
Thu13Mar20149.30am - 11.30amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
A practical session to get you started on Facebook and creating / sharing content about your business with confidence
Thu20Mar201410.00-12.00amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
An event hosted by Outset Cornwall and Life Long Learning. It's free and very useful to new start up businesses - information, advice and financial guidance
Fri21Mar201411.00am-3.30pmTregarthen's Hotel, St Mary's
A fantastic programme of events being facilitated jointly by Visit Cornwall and the Islands' Partnership, and hosted by Malcolm Bell. Open to everyone and free of charge.
Programme: Using PR in a crisis, Effective use of social media, Best use of email marketing, flood recovery planning, Getting the most out of Google, What does your website say?
Opportunity for 1:1 sessions after the formal proceedings close at 3.30pm.
Please register your interest so that we can gauge catering numbers. 01720 424036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon24Mar201410.00-12.00amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
For experienced Facebook users who want to enhance their marketing expertise and understand analytics
Thu27Mar201410.00-15.00Life Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency is hosting a shared apprentice event, beneficial to Island businesses who might be interested in sharing an apprentice.
The Agency was set up to support small businesses and in particular seasonal businesses who were unable to meet the criteria of employing an Apprentice. Some of the barriers include the situation where a single business does not have enough work for an apprentice full time or need support with employment. But a couple of businesses in similar sectors may be able to share an Administration Apprentice. The Agency would employ the apprentice on behalf of both employers. We would work then work with training providers to deliver the training.
Sat05Apr2014Sun06Apr2014Beaches around Scilly!
Thu10Apr201410.30am - 3pmWesleylan Chapel
Meet the consultants, get more information, and have your say.
Sat12Apr20147pm onwardsSt Mary's Hall Hotel
Sun13Apr201411am - 1pmPorthcressa Beach
Tue15Apr201410.00-12.00amLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval
Learn about Trip Advisor, and how to use it and other online / social media to your advantage and so enhance your business's reputation.
Wed16Apr20141:30 pmTown Hall
The Council and other transport partners will explain their roles and responsibilities in transport delivery.
There will be an opportunity to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of each organisation and to give everyone a chance to ask questions and express their views on transport issues.
This is following the Transport public meeting on Wednesday 16th. IP member representatives will meet to discuss inter-island boating, on-island transport, customer service etc.
Sun11May201411am - 4pmThe Garrison
Fri16May2014Mon19May2014New Inn, Tresco
Wed21May2014Thu22May2014Across the islands
James Berresford, Chief Executive VisitEngland & Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive VisitCornwall tour the islands
Sun01Jun201411am - 11pmTown Hall
Thu05Jun201410am - 4pmLife Long Learning
Thu12Jun201411.30am - 3.15pmTregarthen's Hotel
Free to attend and lunch included. All the details are on the Get Set for Growth website
Fri13Jun201410am - 3pmTown Hall, Silver Street entrance
Sat14Jun20142:30 pmField adjacent to Veterinary Surgery
Tue17Jun20149.30am-4.30pmLife Long Learning, Carn Gwaval (next to Sports Hall)
Up to 20 spaces available; fully accredited course delivered by Cornwall College. Booking essential.
Wed18Jun20149.30am-4.30pmLife Long Learning, Carn Gwaval (next to Sports Hall)
Up to 20 spaces available; fully accredited course delivered by Cornwall College.
Thu19Jun201410am-1pmSt Martin's Island Hall
Thu03Jul201410.o0am - 3pmTown Hall, Silver Street entrance
Thu07Aug201410am - 3pmTown Hall, Silver Street entrance
Sat06Sep2014Doors open 6pmFive Islands' School Performance Hall
The Islands’ Partnership has arranged for comedian and TV presenter Russell Kane to perform at the Five Islands School on Saturday 6th September as part of his hugely successful live show, Smallness. He will be supported by the Kernow King. Doors open 6pm for 7.30pm start!
Thu11Sep201410am-1pmSt Mary's - IP office
Sat13Sep2014Sun14Sep2014Tresco & Bryher
Fri19Sep2014Sun21Sep2014Across the islands
By popular demand, following the enormously successful Walk Scilly Week 2014, we've added a new Autumn Walk Scilly Weekend event to our calendar of events. Details to follow soon!
Mon22Sep20145-7pmFraggle Rock, Bryher
Get your photography right
Write your listing to optimise SEO
Learn where best to list on the website
A relaxed and informal training session with Amy and Carolyn to review and improve listings for visitors. Bring your laptops / mobile devices.
Fri17Oct201411am - 1pmChurch Hall, Church Road, St Mary's
Thu20Nov2014Fri21Nov20149.30am - 4pmStar Castle Hotel & ATLANTIC INN (Note Change of Venue on Friday!)
Export Cornwall is coming to Scilly to deliver two days of expert advice on how to sell successfully online. The first day will be a series of presentations delivered by experts in their field at the Star Castle; the second day takes place at the Atlantic Inn and will involve round table discussions and workshops to answer specific questions about specific business challenges and provide a more detailed learning experience of e-commerce.
Fri21Nov201412noon - 3pmWesleyan Chapel, St Mary's
Have your questions answered about Superfast Broaband....
Mon24Nov20145pm-7pmLife Long Learning St Mary's (next to Sports Hall)
Make the most of your business listing - photography, writing for Search Engine Optimisation and using your three listing options wisely
Tue25Nov20141pm - 3pm TBCSt Agnes - Coastguards Cafe
Make the most of your business listing - photography, writing for Search Engine Optimisation and using your three listing options wisely.
Thu27Nov20141pm - 3pmSt Mary's Life Long Learning (next to Sports Hall)
Make the most of your business listing - get the photography right, write for search engine optimisation and use your listing options wisely.
Tue16Dec201410am-1pmSt Mary's - IP Office
Late night shopping, Christmas Carols, entertainment, cooking and wrapping demonstrations, and more!
- Internationally-acclaimed Arts Organisation, Invisible Flock, selected to scope ideas for permanent installation on the islands
- Three Scilly businesses amongst finalists at Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019
- Nick Bond appointed as IP’s new Executive Director
- 2018 Visitor Survey for Scilly Reveals Increase in First Time Visitors and Growing Demand for Short Breaks
- David Jackson, IP Executive Director, to leave role in July
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