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Why we love working in Cornwall
Everest Media is based in the heart of Cornwall. Yet, it’s Cornwall that is well and truly in the hearts of our team!
Working for a digital agency in Cornwall comes with many perks. Having the perfect work and life balance is a vital part of our core business values, and there can be no better place to achieve this than Kernow!
Team Everest can never fail to be inspired by Cornwall’s huge technological achievements, both past and present. We are so proud to be a part of this special community.
Don’t get us wrong. We work as hard as any city dweller, but Cornwall always provides a unique tonic to any workday stresses - and a happy team always do the best work!
Our home means so much to us, so we have decided to put together a quick explainer on why where we work influences how we work.
So, grab a cakey tea, and let us describe why there is no place more ‘ansome to work than Cornwall.
Beautiful beaches and open spaces
At Everest we champion the balance of work and life. After all, it was a Cornish sunset which enticed our MDs to follow their business dream to Cornwall.
Our beaches and stunning open spaces are priceless. Management meetings often take place at a beach café, just a ten-minute drive away.
Let’s not forget Heartlands, across the road, for a stress-free stroll through the poetically landscaped Diaspora Botanical Gardens. A perfect way to achieve peace of mind.
It’s a hub of tech talent
Team Everest was shortlisted for a Cornwall Live EDGE Award last year. This prestigious event proved to us what we already knew, Cornwall is packed with incredible talent!
Further proof came when the list of ‘Cornwall’s 50 digital entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place’ was published. Our very own Sam and Allanah Armondi were chuffed to be included alongside some truly remarkable people.
Cornwall’s thriving hub of tech entrepreneurs features diverse and far-reaching experts. Vitally, this means young people can be inspired to choose a tech career right here. Exciting jobs can be created too!
We're also incredibly well-connected down here, contrary to popular belief perhaps. Quality communication and transport links mean we can be an international business while still keeping a local presence.
Cornish community spirit
If there’s one thing that Cornwall is known for, it’s a strong sense of community spirit. This is by no means different in the business world.
Working in Cornwall, we often mix with familiar faces and everyone will likely have a mutual contact. We love this! It’s an honour to be invited to speak at events all over the county, to network and share stories with some brilliant brands.
At Everest we believe that working together and supporting others is the best way to deliver high-end and principled results. Again, there’s no better place to this than Kernow!
Super start-ups and independents
Our good friends at Business Cornwall recently shared a story revealing 2018 was a Record Year for Start-ups in Cornwall. Despite economic and political uncertainty, thousands of new businesses registered in the Duchy last year.
We are not surprised that more and more people are choosing to make Cornwall their home and set up a business here. The more the merrier! As we say, just because we're based at the bottom of the UK, our reach is by no means restricted - quite the opposite!
Impressive independents can be found all over Cornwall too, demonstrating the creativity and expertise we know the county is renowned for.
If we take a lunchtime wander, or even a quick gaze out of our office window, inspiration is not too far away. Cornwall’s mining past can still be seen and admired today, locally at the likes of South Crofty and East Pool. The achievements of names like Davy, Murdoch and Trevithick need no explanation either.
Heading further west takes us to Porthcurno. This tiny village once boasted the largest telegraph station in the world. The extraordinary work done here to lead a global communications revolution, way before the likes of the Internet, smartphones and social media were even thought of!
World communications would look very different, if the pioneering work carried out in this quiet Cornish setting had not happened. So, as a team of coders and techies – there can be no better inspiration!
Our commutes always make for a morning story!
Something we’re sure that almost everyone working in Cornwall can relate to! With our team living all over the county, from Penzance to Wadebridge, there’s always a commute story to be had.
Often the first brew of the day is spent discussing the ‘secret’ backroads people took to avoid congestion. While the last cuppa is enjoyed while flicking through online maps to check on the traffic!
Whether livestock is blocking the road, or a mesmerising sunrise is providing an epic background - the Cornish commute is like no other. Oh, but don’t even start us on the snow..
Cornish Cuisine, of course!
What happened when #TeamEverest became bakers for the day?— Everest Media (@everestmedialtd) January 18, 2019
We had a fantastic team building day at @CoombesheadF last week - here's what we got up to. https://t.co/IhcZKqkvMA pic.twitter.com/nxyTZIvL4A
We’re an office of self-confessed, passionate foodies, that much is sure! So, Cornwall is the best place to be – right?!
Those of our team born on the other side of the Tamar are being quickly educated on the laws of Cornish cuisine. Jam must always come first on a cream tea, and let’s not even get into pasty politics!
Earlier this year we entered food comas during a Staff Away Day at Coombeshead Farm, enjoying some of the finest local produce. Hey, saffron buns are even becoming a recurrent (pun intended) office snack these days!
So, meur ras Kernow! (Thank you, Cornwall)
We all feel so fortunate to work in and be a part of the Cornish community. It honestly shapes our business ethos and what we all stand for.
The joy we get working here really motivates our entire team, while the business opportunities are always exciting and diverse.
In truth, this article could continue indefinitely as we wax lyrical with pride about our surroundings – but we’ll save that for ‘dreckly!
Interested in being a part of our Cornish team? Everest Media is growing fast and is always looking for fresh talent.
Do you want to join one of the South West’s leading agencies, work on world class accounts and be part of a great journey? Take a look at our current opportunities.