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Monday, 20 October 2014

Today's business news headlines from around Cumbria...

Winners of CN Group Business Awards 2014 announced

The dynamism and invention of Cumbrian business was there for all to see at last night's CN Group Business Awards. The winners were unveiled at a gala ceremony at Carlisle Racecourse, attended by 300 of the county’s movers and shakers. (1 comment)

Business Awards 2014

Lifetime Contribution Award: Chris Holmes

holmes THIS award is made at the judges’ discretion if they feel a worthy recipient has had a “significant and positive impact” on Cumbrian business.

Social Enterprise award: Brathay Trust

brathay trust FOUNDED in 1946, Brathay Trust inspires young people to become successful, confident and responsible citizens who engage positively in their communities.

Businessperson of the Year: Paul J Murphy

paul murphy WITH more than 20 years of recruitment agency management experience, accountancy firm Simplyco knew Paul J Murphy was the right man for them.

Rising Star: Marie Tattersall, Acorns Pre-School

marie tattersall MARIE Tattersall’s Acorns Pre-School opened its doors in 2011 with just three children on its books.

Customer Service Excellence: Enesco

Enesco THE American-owned giftware business employs 200 people in the UK at Langholm, Stoke-on-Trent, and its head office in Carlisle.

Manufacturing business of the Year: Innovia Group

Innovia INNOVIA Group employs 1,600 people worldwide, the bulk of them at its Wigton HQ.

Service Business of the Year: Lamont Pridmore

lamont LAMONT Pridmore is a family-run firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers with three partners, 53 staff and eight offices in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Digital/social media award: Omega Music, Brampton

omega music THE business was founded in the 1980s by Ian and Linda Warnes to supply musical instruments to schools.

Tourism & Hospitality award winner: The Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel THE Trout Hotel is a four-star, 49-bedroom venue on the banks of the River Derwent in Cockermouth.

New Business of the Year: Cherry Tree Fashions

Cherry Tree CHERRY Tree Fashions changed Norah May Alderson’s life.

Innovation award winner: Truncator

Truncator INVENTOR Richard Bowness unveiled his novel wood-cutting tool, the Truncator, two years ago and since then has achieved recognition for his creation.

Environmental & Energy award winner: Cumberland Pencil Company

Cumberland Pencil Company DERWENT Pencils are the UK’s leading brand and are made by the Cumberland Pencil Factory.

Retailer of the Year: Armstrong Ward

Armstrong Ward OVER the last decade, Armstrong Ward has provided shoppers with quality design-led gifts and furniture.

Exporter of the Year: Oxley Group

Oxley Group CREDITED with sparking the LED lighting revolution in Furness, Oxley Group was set up in the 1940s to manufacture kit for the military during World War Two.

Community Involvement award:Heart of the Lakes

Heart of Lakes WITH properties on its books worth more than £100m, cottage company Heart of the Lakes boasts an enviable share of the market in Cumbria.

Training & Development award: Safety Critical

safety critical THIS is a business that truly believes ethics are compatible with being profitable and successful.

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