Businesses and individuals from all over Cornwall are meeting near St Austell tonight to celebrate Twitter’s Cornwall Hour and Wedchat.
Cornwall Hour was set up on Twitter by former legal executive Susan Fowler, just under a year ago after talking to her friend Alice Hunter, another businesswoman who runs a classic wedding car hire business who suggested the idea.
Very quickly #cornwallhour started to pick up followers and now has more than 2,500 followers who get together every Wednesday night and tweet about what they’ve been up to.
From hotels posting photos of their sunset view or food from their menu to holidaymakers tweeting their favourite places to visit, #cornwallhour has a wide variety of participants.
Now Susan, who now runs a business which preserves wedding bouquets & makes contemporary art with flowers, has organised a “meet up” so that businesses and individuals involved in the hour /chats can meet face to face.
Susan said: “It is amazing to see how Cornwall Hour has gained momentum. It is brilliant how it brings people together. It shows the positive possibilities of what Twitter can offer and the value of making connections which will ultimately benefit Cornwall as a whole.”
Nearly 40 businesses who have come together online are attending the event tonight at the Trenython Manor to meet up and network face to face.
The event, which is open to anyone in Cornwall who takes part in Cornwall Hour, Wedchat or who is just passionate about promoting Cornwall, is being sponsored by Trenython Manor, near St Austell, which is providing their function room, cinema room, a complimentary welcome drink and canapés.
It is also being attended by Cornwall Channel TV. Anyone interested in getting in touch can make contact through @cornwallhour or e-mail Susan Fowler firstname.lastname@example.org
The evening kicks off at 6pm, with the intro starting at 7pm.