When world leaders arrive this week for the G7 Summit they will be treated to some proper Cornish hospitality.

The government has enlisted local companies to provide a range of products, ranging from Cornish biscuits and natural soap, to ethically sourced and sustainable coffee, that will be used by leaders in Carbis Bay and St Ives.

The G7 Summit in Cornwall will bring the leaders of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA and the EU together for their first face-to-face discussions in almost two years, alongside guest country leaders.

A dozen companies, from St Ives to Penryn, have been selected so far to provide products which will be used throughout the G7 Summit, by world leaders, international delegates and the media.

The Cornish companies selected are:

  • The St Ives Co run by three sisters Tegen, Ainslie and Safi, all from St Ives, whose gift shop celebrates the best bits of St Ives and surrounding areas. Sourcing from local artisans, wood smiths to candle makers, potters to seamstresses, a unique range of designs which will be showcased at the Summit.
  • Maggie's Mobile Barista, a small independent family business that aims to be environmentally friendly from crop to cup. Born out of a passion for speciality coffee and all things Italian, their coffee is ethically sourced and sustainable, they use 100% biodegradable and home compostable cups and lids and their coffee is delivered in reused tubs, with waste coffee taken away to be transformed into eco-logs.
  • Jill Dunn, Riverbird Studio. Jill creates nature-inspired linocut prints from her home studio next to Penryn River. She is inspired by the nature that surrounds her and works from her own drawings and photographs. Jill will be producing the official gift cards and thank you cards for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use.
  • Kernow Chocolate is Cornwall’s largest artisan chocolate maker and a small family business. Their factory in St Eval was set up in 2005 by Alex, his wife Jayne, daughter Nicola and her husband-to-be Andy.
  • Atlantic Blankets is a family run business based in Perranporth. Owners Gemma Teague and Alistair Graham take inspiration of the environment and make sure every step is as sustainable as possible.
  • Circular & Co, a Perranporth-based eco-company that is said to be the first in the world to make reusable coffee cups by recycling paper single-use cups. Their cups will be offered to all delegates and media to reduce waste.
  • The Cornish Larder is owned by a young Cornish couple based in Wadebridge whose mission is to celebrate the Cornish food and drink scene through a range of preserves and sauces. Their Spiced Apple and St Ives Cider Chutney will feature at the Summit.
  • South West Coast Association (SWCP) in collaboration with David Ratcliffe from Devon Pens. David is a wood turner who works out of a small workshop in Ermington in the South Hams, Devon, and makes recycled wooden fountain pens. Each pen is unique and highlights the warmth and texture of the wood. David started working with the SWCP a couple of years ago, making pens from old finger boards from the coast path.
  • Falmouth-based furniture designer Scott Woyka was recently appointed after a design competition between seven Cornish furniture makers to build tables for meetings between leaders at the Summit.
  • Affinity Digital, a technology and digital communication company based in Truro, has already built the official G7 website which has been accessed in over 120 countries.
  • Furniss have been crafting biscuits since 1886 when master baker John Cooper Furniss opened his first teashop in the centre of Truro. With shops now right across Cornwall, the company is providing traditional Cornish treats for delegates.
  • Kern is a mobile coffee and cake business run by twin sisters Maren and Kris, serving up locally roasted fresh ground coffee, ‘Moomaid’ Cornish ice cream and homemade bundt cake with a Cornish twist.

CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Kim Conchie, said: "It’s important for the whole region to reap the benefits from hosting the G7 so I’m delighted that the government is using local companies where they can to celebrate the best of Cornish talent and creativity.

"It really is a fantastic opportunity for our products to be showcased to the world – well done to all involved."

Ainslie Fowler, from the St Ives Co, said: "When we first heard the G7 was going to be in Cornwall, it was mind blowing, and then to actually get approached, it was truly amazing. When we found out we were pretty emotional, and our dad was close to crying.

"For such a small town, we never thought that our products would ever be involved in such a massive world-wide event. We are fortunate to work with lots of local artisans and makers in Cornwall and we are excited to show off the creative county that we call home."