Having read the article in today's Media Week titled For and Against ( Is Cornwall the new
I have worked in the media since the mid-’90s, first in
I take exception to what is at best a piece of misinformed, arrogant rubbish. Judge has clearly never even been to
I consider myself to be one of those individuals who are delighted to be able to do a job I love in a place I love.
It is a complete misconception that
In Cornwall I have attended film festivals, seen bands like Moby, Supergrass and Razorlight at the Eden Sessions and the SAS ball, been to the Golowan Festival, the St Ives Fringe, and outdoor theatre. And I can enjoy an outstanding natural landscape that has been inspiring creative people for years.
In future I would recommend that your pundits do some research before putting finger to keyboard.
Alex Conrad, production assistant, Chilli Media
I am one individual who has resisted the pull of the City in favour of working in
He says: “
If I’ve learnt one thing in the industry, it is that ideas make the world go round, at least the media world. Of course,
Judge continues: “with it being a cultural centre, consumer trends usually emerge from the capital and it’s therefore no accident that the top players are based there. How else can they keep their finger on the pulse? I won’t deny that
Perhaps you saw the documentary about Puma’s relationship with the Jamaican Olympic team and reggae, which shows just how wrong you can get it.
But in reality the media hunts down the latest trends on a world scene, not just city by city. You only have to think about the number of underground music producers who have come out of
And do I need to mention the internet, a key player in the media world? It works outside theM25, too.
“Acertain amount of selection bias is possible in any form of panel based research”
Jonathon Snell, ICT officer, Cornwall Enterprise,
Kieron Judge’s suggestion that
I know of many young professionals making a career in
After leaving university I decided to try to make a go of it in
I was lucky enough to find a job specific to my degree and now I am enjoying working hard and “enthusiastically” with a team of “young”, “idea rich individuals” who share my belief that
Added to this, I can unwind after work by hitting the waves and going for a beer with friends. You talk of entertaining clients – well instead of taking them for lunch in yet another coffee bar, why not take them yachting in
Edward Cowell, technical director, Neutralize, Camborne, Cornwall
I am not going to bore you and say there are things about living in London that I don’t miss, such as decent coffee and restaurants, but there are more things in Cornwall I prefer that compensate for these shortcomings – the clean air, beaches and relaxed lifestyle.
I don’t think Lynda Davis really captured the scale and importance of what is happening.
The point is that while traditionally
Companies that operate on the internet are not restricted by these boundaries – they share knowledge and ideas globally, so in effect
People who would have once made Soho what it is have moved to places where they can enjoy a better lifestyle and
None of our serious competitors are based in
They lag behind regional companies, be they from
The bottom line is that the internet has in effect turned the so-called benefits of
It’s a pity your article missed quite how significant a shift to the rules of business this is.
Tim Dwelly, director, LiveWork Network, Penzance,
It’s amusing how parochial people based in
But to imply that running a business in this sector from
I have never found a client had a problem with me being based in
It’s a quality of life thing. I moved out of
I enjoyed living in
Funnily enough I think I enjoy
There are cheap flights from
There is also a sleeper train, enabling you to network in the evenings. It’s always exciting to go up, but a huge relief to get back.
We have the best beaches, surfing and the rest. The Observer last weekend even declared us to be the best place in the
There is a thriving cosmopolitan scene in many towns here, but also calming and inspiring scenery nearby.
And there are organisations such as Digital Peninsula Network to help link all the ICT and knowledge businesses with one another.
Brendan Judge, group director, Zenith Optimedia
Great piece from my little brother Kieron Judge extolling the myriad attractions of London. I particularly enjoyed the sentence about a “Michelin Star” (sic) restaurant, media agency and a gym all being found in the same road.
Suffice to say, the likelihood of Kieron visiting that oh-so convenient gym would be about the same if it happened to actually be located in