Lakes Hospitality Trade Show hailed as “huge success”

With a headline Brexit debate, more than 140 exhibitors and 1,200 visitors through the doors, Cumbria’s longest-running trade show has been described as the biggest and best yet. 44th annual Lakes Hospitality Trade Show The 44th annual Lakes Hospitality Trade Show has brought together a diverse range of hospitality businesses at the Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre over the last […]

Chamber’s Brexit warning to Cumbrian businesses

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce has taken the unprecedented step of writing to all businesses on its database to urge them to step-up preparations for a no-deal Brexit. Personal letter from Chamber Chief Executive The personal letter from Chamber Chief Executive Rob Johnston warns that any business that imports from or exports to the EU needs […]

Support and grants available to help nurture and enhance SME’s international trade performance

Tailored support, advice and grants are now available for Cumbrian SME businesses to help nurture and enhance their international trade activity. Providing tailored export services to SME businesses The Department for International Trade (DIT) is running a project which provides tailored export services to SME businesses across the county including specialist advice, events, activities and […]

Eskdale campsite welcomes National Trust as new owners with £1.65m price tag

Savills, on behalf of the Merckel family, has sold Eskdale Campsite in Boot, Cumbria to the National Trust. The site sold from a guide price of £1.65 million. Lake District National Park camp site The 8.5 acre (3.4 hectare) site located on the western side of the Lake District National Park has permission for 100 […]

Cumbria LEP recruits for new team members

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is strengthening its team by recruiting five permanent posts for the new financial year. The LEP, one of the 38 business-led partnerships in England and responsible for economic growth, productivity and prosperity in Cumbria, is seeking candidates for several exciting, career-defining roles.  New permanent posts at CLEP At senior level, there are […]

Shap Chippy launches line up for Kendal Calling

It has to count as one of Cumbria’s craziest gigs of the year.  Regulars dropping in at the Shap Chippy for their Friday night fish supper were treated to a performance from top Cumbrian band Hardwicke Circus. Carlisle rockers acoustic set And of course, the Carlisle rockers had to open their acoustic set with a […]

Words by the Water to host eminent BBC foreign correspondent with support from Rathbones Kendal

Eminent BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson CBE will appear at Words by the Water tomorrow, March 15, in a talk sponsored by Rathbones Kendal. The session promises a fascinating insight into the intrigues of the author’s latest novel – Moscow, Midnight. Delighting in words & ideas Phil John, Festival Producer said: “Words by the Water is a […]

Further expansion for Baines Wilson’s commercial property department

Baines Wilson have made two further appointments to their commercial property team.   Kathryn Dean joins as an associate and Lucie Barnes, an experienced specialist in property litigation, joins as associate, taking the total number of commercial property specialists to 11.   Experienced commercial property team Baines Wilson now boasts the most experienced commercial property team in the […]

New commercial property agency for Cumbria

Local company Prospus Group is extending their current offering to include a commercial property agency. Property consultancy specialists Prospus Group currently specialise in all aspects of property consultancy including planning, architecture, project delivery, and funding. The group also includes Prospus Marketing, a popular full-service marketing and graphic design agency based in Carlisle.  Dedicated property agency […]

Cumbrian destination dining inn on the market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market The Bay Horse Hotel, an Ulverston destination dining inn with nine bedrooms providing views across the Leven Estuary towards the Cumbrian fells. Former 17th century coaching inn The former 17th century coaching inn features a conservatory restaurant that seats 50 diners and offers […]

Trainee chefs given chance to run top Lake District restaurant

A trio of aspiring young chefs have been given the opportunity to run their own restaurant for a night. The apprentice take charge Three apprentice commis chefs from Cumbria and Lancashire stepped in to take charge of the menu and cook for the diners at Blue Smoke on the Bay on the shores of Windermere. Career […]

£1m Lake District hotel refurb’ complete at Rothay Manor

A £1 million refurbishment project at the Lake District’s Rothay Manor hotel has been completed, just in time for the beginning of the spring and summer seasons. Refurbishment embracing heritage As part of a major renovation project this iconic Lake District Hotel has been rejuvenated with a fresh new look, whilst embracing its heritage. The beautiful décor […]