Her Majesty The Queen to visit St Michael’s Mount
Posted by: editor | May 03, 2013
It is with great excitement that we announce that Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit St Michael's Mount on Friday 17th May. The visit will follow in the footsteps of previous monarchs to visit the Mount, Queen Victoria and Edward VII.
It is a great honour for St Michael's Mount, the islanders and staff and the community of Marazion and beyond. We look forward to welcoming the Royal party.
Phase 1 of works of Godolphin Arms redevelopment
Posted by: editor | May 02, 2013
Work has started on Marazion beach to reinforce the sea wall for the contemporary two storey glass extension to the rear elevation of the main building which will form the centrepiece of the new works and provide uniterrupted views across Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount, whatever the season.
Very exciting that the first shovel (or literally a digger!) has gone into the ground by the Estates building team, Cornish Heritage Builders, for Phase 1 of our new development. The Godolphin Arms will close at the end of the season in October 2013 and is due to re-open Easter 2014.
Congratulations to St Michael’s Mount National Trust Recruitment Team
Posted by: editor | April 04, 2013
Congratulations to the Mount's National Trust Recruitment Team who recently received the Director General's Special Recognition Award for achievement. The successful team pictured here are, from left to right, Sue Parker, John Weetman, Dawn Evans, Sally Rowe and Head Recruiter, John Gollop. Well done team!
St Aubyn Estates cheque presentation to Cornwall Air Ambulance
Posted by: editor | March 22, 2013
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is St Aubyn Estates nominated charity and over the year we have combined efforts across all of the Estate businesses, from toy pig-racing on St Michaels' Mount, to raffle draws at The Godolphin Arms and Cornish Heritage Builders, raising a total of £2,286.65. Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust was voted for by all our staff as our nominated charity of choice and we will continue to fundraise for their vital link in serving the community of West Cornwall, throughout 2013.
Picture attached shows (from left to right) Ruth Johns (The Godolphin Arms), Geoffrey Pearce (The Godolphin Arms), Vikki Roberts (Cornish Heritage Builders), Amy Sainsbury (Aircrew paramedic with Cornwall Air Ambulance), Brian Eddy (Cornish Heritage Builders) and Tim Fox (castle guide on St Michael's Mount).
Planning approval for The Godolphin Arms Redevelopment
Posted by: editor | February 15, 2013
We have heard this week that planning has been approved for the Estates' exciting redevelopment project at The Godolphin Arms.
The works, which will commence from October 2012, will include a contemporary two storey galss extension to the rear elevation of the main building that will form the centrepiece of the new works and provide uninterrupted views across Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount throughout the season. Improving the food offering will also play a key part in the development with the kitchen being doubled in size so that more can freshly prepared and made in-house.
For further information on the development plans visit The Godolphin Arms website.
St Aubyn Estates Chief Executive accepted for Harvard Management Programme
Posted by: editor | January 10, 2013
Rob Abernethy, Chief Executive of St Aubyn Estates and St Michael’s Mount has recently been accepted by Harvard Business School to go on their Advanced Management Programme in April and May 2013.
The Advanced Management Programme is the most intense and prestigious of all Harvard’s executive training courses and as a result Harvard is able to take its pick from applicants from all over the world, typically participants coming from much larger organisations who have 20 to 25 years’ of senior management experience. It is therefore a significant credit to Rob personally to have been chosen and also an endorsement of St Aubyn Estates that Harvard judged that Rob’s contribution on the course would both be interesting and valuable for other participants.
Rob Abernethy comments on the challenge ahead;
“It was a huge privilege to not only have the opportunity to apply but then to have been accepted on this flagship course in Boston. I am extremely excited about the challenges it will present and the intensive bout of learning that will not only develop me personally and professionally but will allow significant strategic thought to be brought back to the organisation as we move into the next phase of our growth cycle. ”
Redevelopment at The Godolphin Arms
Posted by: editor | December 10, 2012
A public consultation was recently held for a proposed redevlopement of The Godolphin Arms which will see St Aubyn Estates conmmitment to growing this already successful business at the heart of the local community of Marazion. The vision for the Godolphin Arms is to be a beach-side ten bedroom inn with a reputation for stylish comfort, quality fresh food, excellent customer service and an unrivalled location. Situated in one of Cornwall’s best locations in Marazion and offering stunning views of St Michael’s Mount and the surrounding bay, we want to be able to share its uniqueness with more customers that will also contribute to the prosperity of the town of Marazion and the wider community.
The proposed main changes of the development will take in a two storey glass extension that will extend the stunning views out to St Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay and will include doubling the size of the kitchen enabling a new menu of freshly cooked, quality food. For further information on the proposals and to view the plans in full, visit The Godolphin Arms website.
Cornish Graduate wins award with St Aubyn Estates
Posted by: editor | November 13, 2012
Congratulations to graduate Jessica Whiting for winning an award at the Unlocking Cornish Potential awards, for her work with St Aubyn Estates. Held every nine months, the prestigious awards celebrate and recognise the huge impact graduates have in helping Cornish businesses to grow.
Jess, a postgraduate from Falmouth University, won the Postgraduate Placements Cornwall Award for producing a researched Energy Policy Plan across the Estate. A huge congratulations to Jess for such a fantastic achievement and thank you for a thoroughly researched plan and development framework which we have started to implement complementing all of our business actions.
Win a holiday with St Aubyn Estates Holidays
Posted by: editor | September 14, 2012
Visitors to the Human Race Festival of Sport Cornwall are in with the chance of winning a week's holiday with St Aubyn Estates Holidays plus a VIP trip to St Michael's Mount, when you enter our customer competition on the St Aubyn Estates stand at the Festival of Sport hub.
Do come and say hello over the weekend of 14th - 16th September and good luck if you enter the prize.
For terms and conditions of the prize click here.
Human Race Festival of Sport 2012 - September 14th - 16th
Posted by: editor | August 16, 2012
September 14th - 16th will see the UK's first Festival of Sport, held in Mount's Bay and set against the stunning backdrop of St Michael's Mount.
The three day annual festival will be based upon core sports including Triathlon, Cyclo-Sportives, Beach Runs and Open Water Swimming. St Aubyn Estates are a proud sponsor of the Open Water Swimming with distances of 1.5km, 3km and 10km that will follow courses out from Marazion beach towards the iconic St Michael's Mount before turning West towards Penzance's famous art-deco Jubilee Pools.
Alongside the main sporting activities, the Festival of Sport will deliver entertainment for both participants and visitors alike. Highlights will include live music and entertainment, including Cornish rock band, Reef, best known for their number one hit 'Put your hands' as the headline act. There will also be locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver's Fabulous Feasts; a beer tent and bar by Cornwall's award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery; a Sporting Expo and athlete seminars. There will also be lots of activities and entertainment for children and families.
To participate and for further information on activities and entertainment taking place over the weekend, please visit www.festivalofsport.net