Thursday, 03 September 2015


Matthew Wilson: My pride in driving for Cumbria

Cumbrian rally driver Matthew Wilson writes of his pride in competing in the GB rally in a car covered in brands promoting his home county.

‘Proud to be Cumbrian’ – that was the tag line that donned my M-Sport prepared Ford Fiesta RS WRC on the tenth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Wales  ... [more]

By Matthew Wilson
Published: September 21, 2012

Jessica Ennis is the perfect business role model

Pete Crouch, managing director of Pinktulip Productions explains why business people an learn a lot from Olympians like Jessica Ennis

Team GB’s excellent medal hoard in the Olympics has had me thinking about what it takes to be truly great. Being in business may seem like a question of survival at times, but what does it take to... [more]

By By Pete Crouch
Published: August 28, 2012

The myth of Cumbria's broadband not spots

In our latest guest blog Andrew Walwyn, Managing Director of ToowayDirect, argues that Cumbrians are being hoodwinked about the extent of broadband problems in the county

News that Cable and Wireless are pulling out of the community wireless broadband projects in Duddon Valley and Branthwaite is obviously deeply frustrating for... [more] (1 comment)

By Andrew Walwyn, Managing Director, ToowayDirect:
Published: May 29, 2012

Positive vision for Barrow

The Boosting Barrow and Furness Group was formed to support and be positive about the opportunities that exist throughout Furness.

It is increasingly important that we work to support each other particularly with local government having a limited leadership role with the spending cuts and Furness Enterprise finishing in August.... [more]

By Chairman Tim Bell
Published: May 17, 2012

Invest in your marketing with social media and video

John McKeown of Lakes Creative gives some marketing tips for Cumbrian firms

With the downturn in the economy, it seems that businesses are caught in a Catch 22 situation.

Marketing is necessary though when turnover is down, spending money on marketing seems almost frivolous to some, so imagine how that seems when it comes... [more]

By By John McKeown, Director at Lakes Creative Limited.
Published: May 13, 2012
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