Meet the founder, David Brock (aka Brock)
Hello and welcome to the blog of Cornish Partnerships.
Like all good networking circles, Cornish Partnerships is based on the very simple foundation of like-minded people getting to know each other so they can build relationships, learn about each other and their businesses and help each other through collaborations and referrals.
It all starts with taking time to get to know each other. Founder of Cornish Partnerships David Brock (pictured with his wife Katrina) is usually much more interested in getting to know about the people and businesses he meets, but we persuaded him to share a little bit about himself.
Brock, as he’s known by most people originally hails from Orlando in Florida. “I started out in the US Navy, where I worked for 25 years before I married my wife who is a Brit,” says Brock. “We moved to Cornwall and I have to say that I really love this place, and in particular I love the people. It’s 100 per cent my home now, and I’m really grateful that I’ve ended up in such a beautiful, friendly part of the world where there’s a real sense of community and people supporting each other.”
“After moving to Cornwall I spent several years working in management, retail and sales for various Cornish companies. I met many of the people who have now joined me in Cornish Partnerships during that time. Along the way, a couple of good friends commented that I seemed to enjoy bringing people together and referring businesses to potential clients and that perhaps it might be a good idea to formalize what I was doing into a networking group.
“As soon as I heard that idea, it just made sense. I love meeting new people and bringing the contacts that I have together so they can help each other and collaborate. I get a great sense of reward when two people or businesses that I’ve helped to connect end up creating a really successful new project or helping each other out in some way.
“Also, myself and others in the Partnership make a lot of friends and have some good times along the way. Cornwall is such a great place to do this, because of that sense of community and I have been really thrilled at how well Cornish Partnerships is working for all involved.
“I do hope that when we meet, we can have time to talk and you can let me know how the partnership can support you and your business. Also, feel free to attend an event if you are not already a member and get to know the great people of Cornish Partnerships.”