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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hospitality Businesses have their say on impending Brexit deadline

Hospitality Businesses have their say on impending Brexit deadline Businesses from across Cumbria’s £2.9billion tourism sector are being asked to put forward their questions for a ‘Question Time’ style Brexit debate taking place at next week’s Lakes Hospitality Trade Show. Brexit-theme panel The topical Brexit-theme panel will be one of the highlights of the event at […]

New opportunity for Cumbrian construction businesses

Cumbria Business Growth Hub is helping local contractors win work with the construction giant Engie Regeneration. Engie has been selected by Home Group to build 83 homes at Burgh Road, Carlisle, and 96 properties at Carleton Avenue, Penrith, and is looking to procure sub-contractors. Growth Hub’s Supply Chain Opportunity Club The Growth Hub’s Supply Chain […]

2019 International Women’s Day – Cumbria 6 March

Women in business from across Cumbria are invited to Pink Link’s first International Women’s Day in Cumbria on 6 March at The Villa Levens. This will be the ideal opportunity for women to make connections and forge new relationships. Many women find female networking events the ideal place to grow their business. The environment is friendly […]

LARS Communications Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Established in 1989 by local entrepreneur, Glen Pearson, LARS Communications is celebrating its thirty-year anniversary this year. Rigging support services Originally known as Lakeland Aerial Rigging Services, the company was founded in a one room Kendal office and specialised in providing rigging support services to the communications industry. Over the course of thirty years, the […]

Work begins on Genesis Homes’ Armathwaite development Sanders Brow

Genesis Homes has begun work on its 18-home development on Station Road, Armathwaite. The development, to be known as ‘Sanders Brow’, honours the architect of Armathwaite Station, John Holloway Sanders. Early interest has exceeded expectations for the 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses and bungalows, with more than a quarter already reserved. Ground-breaking ceremony A […]

Windermere School to Host an Evening with Bakery Chairman, Jonathan Warburton

Windermere School, in collaboration with LA23NET, is delighted to announce that on Wednesday, 6 March the chairman of bakery giants, Warburtons, will be visiting the school to deliver a talk entitled: ‘Authenticity and Dissatisfaction’. Arranged by Head of Marketing and Admissions, Jane Gallon, the event will be held in the school’s Crampton Hall. Like Jonathan […]

New support available to help small and medium-sized enterprises to grow

Extra help is now available to the many Cumbrian businesses that have often missed out because they’re not eligible under European funding rules. Cumbria Business Growth Hub Led by Cumbria Business Growth Hub™ and funded through Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, support through Cumbria Growth Catalyst will ensure that all SMEs regardless of their sector, are […]