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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Google’s mobile-friendly update

David Allen website Our IT experts, David Allen IT guide us through Google's mobile friendly update.

Business of the Month

Dodd & Co Our first Business of the Month is Dodd & Co, who say Bill Lowther could be the most influential Cumbrian businessperson and reveal their plans for the next 12 months.

When incentivising your employees, consider EMI options.

Andew Hill According to our legal experts Baines Wilson, employees are a key component of any business. Having a motivated and loyal workforce can help to increase the productivity and profitability of the business. It can also help to retain key employees.

Can I still use Windows XP on my computer?

Jamie Pape As of April 2014, Microsoft stopped their support for Windows XP, this means that they no longer release security updates, the result of this is that it will leave a huge unsecure hole in your network according to our IT experts.

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Cumbria businesses give spring sun a warm welcome as sales soar

CUMBRIA is basking in sunshine this week with temperatures yesterday topping the holiday resort of Ibiza.
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Apr 23, 2015 2:11:59 PM

South Cumbrian firm wins national award

A LEADING biomass firm has just bagged a major award in a national competition.
Apr 21, 2015 9:22:21 AM
Lake District award

Lake District voted the "Holiday Destination of the Year"

Readers of BBC’s Countryfile magazine has voted the Lake District as the “Holiday Destination of the Year”.
Joshua Hammond Apr 22, 2015 8:36:36 AM

Apprentices prove they’re leading the way with skills

BUSINESS leaders convened in Ulverston to discuss the key opportunities for apprentices in the area.
Apr 22, 2015 7:38:59 AM

Industry heavyweights set for prestigious conference

Some of the biggest players in nuclear, defence, and oil and gas will be heading to Glasgow today for the 2015 TotalDECOM conference.
Tom Little Apr 20, 2015 8:25:15 AM
St Bees School photo

Campaigners lose battle to save St Bees School

St Bees School will close at the end of the summer term, its governors have confirmed.
Apr 17, 2015 12:13:43 PM

Cumbrian construction projects worth £8.7 billion

The amount of construction taking place in Cumbria over the next three years is worth a staggering £8.7 billion, according to new research.
Joshua Hammond Apr 20, 2015 8:08:41 AM

Sharp fall in unemployment in Cumbria

Unemployment in Cumbria fell sharply last month, according to the latest official figures.
Apr 17, 2015 10:04:40 AM

Ulverston enthusiasts hope beekeeping venture will reach sticky end

SPRING is in the air at a much-loved community-run park and there is a real buzz about the place.
Apr 17, 2015 3:01:16 PM
Blencathra sale photo

Sale of Blencathra mountain to community group agreed

The sale of Blencathra to a community group has finally been agreed after a year of planning and fundraising.
Apr 16, 2015 2:21:00 PM
Sellafield photo

Sellafield workers vote for industrial action

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear site have voted to take industrial action in a row over health and safety.
Apr 16, 2015 4:29:31 PM
Steph McGovern at Wax Lyrical

BBC turns spotlight on Cumbria

THE BBC turned its spotlight on Cumbria on Thursday as business presenter Steph McGovern broadcast live from Wax Lyrical’s Lindal factory.
Apr 16, 2015 11:40:06 PM
Rosehill car park photo

£5m plan to redevelop car park site in Carlisle set to create 50 jobs

An industrial and retail development at Rosehill, Carlisle, is set to go ahead potentially creating 50 jobs.
Apr 16, 2015 9:47:00 AM

Furness Academy in Barrow can nurture highly skilled workers

AS Furness Academy enters a new era with the planned sponsorship of BAE Systems, NATALIE CHAPPLES takes a look at its history and what lies ahead
Apr 16, 2015 12:20:37 PM
Richard Wise

Potentially lucrative project needs your backing

Carlisle businesses have just one week to help support a project that could bring millions to the area according to organisers.
Apr 15, 2015 7:52:46 AM
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Dismay as decision looks set to turn pub into shop

Residents fighting to keep a prominent pub in their town are deflated now that consent has been given for a new shop front.
By Jenny Barwise Apr 15, 2015 1:10:05 PM

BAE Systems to sponsor Barrow school in special measures

BAE Systems has announced plans to sponsor Furness Academy in Barrow after approval was granted by the government.
Apr 15, 2015 7:56:33 AM

Cumbrian tourism industry defiant in face of Airbnb boom

Tourism leaders say Airbnb doesn’t pose a threat to Cumbria’s tourism industry despite the firm’s upcoming efforts to boost its presence in the county.
Apr 14, 2015 11:01:38 AM

South Lakes company has concrete plans for building future

AN independent construction firm is hoping to attract large companies after bringing a state-of-the-art technique to Cumbria.
Apr 15, 2015 12:11:28 PM

Movers and Shakers in Cumbrian business

In-Cumbria brings you the latest movers and shakers in the world of Cumbrian business.
Joshua Hammond Apr 16, 2015 9:00:31 AM

Travelodge reveals end of year results

THE chief of a budget hotel is optimistic following strong financial results.
Apr 13, 2015 3:39:32 PM

Nearly a third of pubs in Cumbria are in danger

TRADITIONAL pubs are suffering an identity crisis, with nearly a third of Cumbrian drinking houses struggling for survival, according to new report.
Apr 14, 2015 10:14:19 AM

Record profits posted for Carr's Group

Carr's Group, the Carlisle-based agriculture, food and engineering business, has today posted record half-year profits.
Apr 13, 2015 8:00:49 AM

Cumbrian firms smash new business record

New research has revealed that Cumbria has smashed its record for the number of new business created in one year.
Apr 13, 2015 8:36:29 AM

Lord Digby Jones visits Carlisle

It is right that the UK has a referendum on EU membership – but it should be held as soon as possible so uncertainty does not blight business.
Apr 15, 2015 8:33:50 AM

Wind turbine bid for 20,000 solar panels park site

Plans have been revealed for a wind turbine – the height of three double decker buses – to be built on land already earmarked for a massive solar park.
By Jenny Barwise Apr 13, 2015 8:13:40 AM

Cumbrian coach firm invests £2m in European fleet

A bus and coach company has spent £2m to expand its fleet across Europe.
By Chris Story Apr 10, 2015 1:38:19 PM
Borrowdale guest house photo

Lake District guest house shortlisted for 'friendliest in UK' title

A Borrowdale guest house has landed a hat-trick of accolades from the AA.
Apr 9, 2015 10:58:38 AM

What the Green Party would do for businesses

The Green Party revealed its 2015 election manifesto yesterday, and made several pledged that it says will boost businesses.
Tom Little Apr 15, 2015 8:17:06 AM

What Labour will do for business

The Labour Party released its 2015 election manifesto yesterday and promised to be ‘pro-business’ but not as usual.
Apr 14, 2015 8:43:21 AM
David Cameron photo

What the Conservatives would do for business

The Conservative Party released its 2015 election manifesto this week, but what will it do for businesses?
Apr 15, 2015 8:31:49 AM

Nuclear firm to take space in Whitehaven Civic Hall

NUGEN - the consortium behind a planned nuclear power station - is setting up an information centre in Whitehaven Civic Hall.
Apr 10, 2015 9:11:23 AM
Westlakes photo

Cumbrian engineering firm shoots into UK's top 100 in ten years

Westlakes Engineering has joined the ‘top 100’ list of UK civil engineering firms, just 10 years after the business was launched.
By Julian Whittle Apr 9, 2015 12:35:41 PM

County guide will app-eal to tourists and residents

CUMBRIA’s tourism industry is set to be boosted by a one-stop font of knowledge as a businessman launches his new app.
Apr 8, 2015 7:56:56 PM

Cumbria tourism businesses up for national award

Four tourism businesses in Cumbria have been nominated for a top national award.
Jamie Dixon Apr 8, 2015 5:56:49 PM

Cumbrian attractions enjoy "fabulous" weekend

Cumbrian tourist attractions say they've enjoyed a bumper Easter weekend - despite fears that major railworks would deter visitors to the Lakes.
Apr 7, 2015 8:48:53 AM

Cumbrian attraction set to win big

A TRADITIONAL industrial business in south Cumbria has just been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Apr 9, 2015 9:30:37 AM

Lake District hotel up for prestigious prize

A PICTURESQUE hotel in the heart of the Lake District has been nominated for a major tourism award.
Apr 9, 2015 9:29:19 AM

Family adventure park is top of the tree

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY adventure park is top of the tree as it is out to grab a national tourism award.
Apr 9, 2015 9:28:26 AM

Cumbrian pub up for national award

A SOUTH Cumbrian pub is celebrating after being nominated for a major tourism award.
Apr 9, 2015 9:26:10 AM

Vision unveiled for BAE Systems Barrow shipyard’s £300m future

NEW images have shown how a proposed extension to Barrow shipyard must look in order for it to be ready to build the next generation of submarines.
Apr 6, 2015 12:13:32 PM

Barrow office block will be converted into hotel

AN office block is to be converted into a 64-bedroom hotel after the venture was given the seal of approval.
Apr 2, 2015 4:21:59 PM
Richard Askew photo

New partners at Armstrong Watson

The head of Armstrong Watson’s Workington office has been made a partner in the accountancy firm.
Apr 2, 2015 2:46:23 PM

Personal finance advice

Do you make electronic supplies?– Reminder of the new MOSS rules

laptop After the change in rules for electronic supplies to non business customers came into effect on 1 January 2015, we have now reached the end of the first quarter under the new rules.
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The latest edition of in-Cumbria magazine

Feb in-cumbria The latest edition of in-Cumbria magazine is being read by thousands of businesses, here it is online.

Energy Cumbria magazine

EM Energy front February 2015 Here's the latest edition of our Energy Cumbria magazine.

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