Since the 17th century Penzance has been the commercecapital of Penwith. Before this Marazion was the hub of activity after being crowned Britain's firstChartered Town in 1257 by King Henry III.
A bustling agriculture and fishing industary is still a large part of the local seafront and countryside today. However, Penzance also boasts a wide variety of commercial services including legal services, computer services, cleaning contractors, finance, builders aswell as a host of local tradesmen.
Builders, Construction and Agriculture
Vehicle Related Services
Business & Financial related Services
Technology & Internet Services
If Penzance is the commercial capital, then Newlyn is the fishing capital of the entire southwest, boasting the largest fishing fleet in the south. Most of the catch is exported to Europe, but a large selection of local businesses stock and serve locally caught fish as both raw for home cooking and restaurants with a locally caught meal. The Newlyn Fish festival is the celebration held in newlyn to celebrate the local fishing & seafaring traditions.
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