News and Blogs


View our news and blogs to stay up to date on Cornish Mutual, our people, activities and issues in the wider South West Community.

We like our Members to know how we’re doing and what we’re doing so they know where they are with us, so we share a wide variety of news and information with you like stories about the company, our people and our community from new faces to advice on flooding or risk.

Latest Blogs

Fun runners in Truro Cornwall set off including Cornish Mutual staff

The importance of supporting our local community

"Businesses can – and should – do more to support their local communities if we want to ensure a sustainable future. For far too many companies, CSR (corporate social responsibility to the lay reader...
Barn conversion in the South West with let propety insurance from Cornish Mutual

Grand designs - Top tips for creating a successful holiday let from a barn conversion

"Until recently, farmers and landowners hoping to convert empty or under-used buildings faced tough restrictions. However, amendments to Permitted Development (PD) Rights in 2014 have made...
Beautiful spring garden at a home in South West England

7 tips to get your garden back in shape for summer

Ah, the garden. We spend all of our summer pruning, weeding and planting only to neglect it through the cold winter months and stare at it as we hibernate in doors. Before we know it, summer’s come...
Royal Cornwall Show

Agricultural Show Survival Guide

The great British summer brings with it many good things but one of our favourites has to be agricultural shows.If you’re thinking of visiting a show this year and you're not sure how to make the...

Latest News

Devon Young Farmers attending farm health and safety workshop by farm insurance provider Cornish Mutual

Young farmers highlight dangers of working alone

Safety issues surrounding the often isolated nature of South West farms were addressed recently at the first of two workshops jointly run by ourselves, Devon Young Farmers, Bicton College and the...
Devon farm claims on farm insurance for tractor claim

Dogs in tractors warning after farm incident

A farmer narrowly escaped serious injury after her dog accidently started the hydraulic controls of a straw chopper hitched to her vehicle, sending the chopper through the rear window.Devon farmer...
Family walking in the South West countryside in Cornwall

Regional insurer urges visitors to respect the countryside

With the summer holidays fast approaching, visitors and tourists will flock to footpaths and coast paths across the Westcountry.We are urging those exploring the South West to also respect the rural...
homeowner insurance considerations when selling

Eight ways to take the stress out of selling your home

As the Westcountry housing market continues to consolidate, and the sun starts to shine, more people are deciding to sell up and take their next step on the property ladder.Selling a house is said to...