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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Business of the Week: Responsive Ltd

Lee Responsive NDT Our Business of the Week is Responsive Ltd, a Lillyhall based firm at the cutting-edge of nuclear testing.

Tourism tour

Live report: In-Cumbria has hit the road on a mission to check in with Cumbria’s finest tourism businesses.

Manufacturing boost

TIS opening A new factory will help further growth in Cumbria's manufacturing sector

Accidental business

50067079B001 A couple who were left with unwanted stock managed to turn their fortunes around thanks to a remarkable twist.

Ban e-cigs?

P22965 The World Health Organisation suggest e-cigarettes be banned from indoor public use. Should we outlaw their usage?

Britain's best eatery

50054976B006.jpg A LAKE District restaurant has been ranked the best in Britain for the second year running by an influential guide.

Surveyor signs up

Neil Macgregor  photo Chartered surveyor Neil Macgregor has joined North Associates, the Wigton-based land and property specialist.

New Story Homes role

Stuart Marshall photo Acountant Stuart Marshall was destined to end up at a building firm – his middle name is ‘Macadam’.

Fukushima link

Sellafield expert has been given a role in helping with the Fukushima clean up committee

Personal finance advice

10 ways to enhance running your business

Glenn Clifford The business world can be challenging, hectic and stressful. Whatever your trade here are some ideas for increasing profits, minimising stress and improving your business.

Business headlines this week


Man and woman found dead after blaze near Cumbrian mansion

Investigations are continuing today after a man and a woman were found dead following a fire that tore through two large sheds.
by Phil Coleman Sep 1, 2014 10:54:58 AM

Plans for £10bn reactor in Cumbria get 'positive response'

The group hoping to build a new nuclear reactor in west Cumbria say the responses to its plans have been “almost universally positive”.
By Duncan Bick Aug 30, 2014 10:32:13 AM

30 jobs at risk as Cumbrian chemical factory faces closure

A chemical company looks likely to close with the loss of more than 30 jobs.
Aug 30, 2014 2:08:55 PM
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Cumbria council's new HQ: How it could look

This is how a new £10 million council headquarters in Carlisle’s Botchergate could look.
Exclusive By Pamela McGowan Aug 29, 2014 4:44:28 PM

Shortlist announced for CN Group business awards

THE finalists for the CN Group Business Awards have been chosen, and the judges say the standard is as high as ever.
Aug 29, 2014 10:22:05 AM

Council invites businesses to supplier briefings

South Lakeland firms bidding for contracts with the District Council will soon have the chance to learn how best to tailor their bids.
Aug 29, 2014 4:43:44 PM
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Dancewear shop set to open in Workington

Two West Cumbrian mums hope to get toes tapping when they open a dancewear shop in Workington next week.
Aug 29, 2014 2:00:11 PM

Cumbrian businesses join forces to promote shopping local

Six west Cumbrian businesses have joined forces to show that shopping local can produce results.
Aug 29, 2014 11:26:17 AM

Council votes to back supermarket levy

South Lakeland District Council has backed a levy on supermarkets to support the local economy and create jobs .
By Chris Hansell Aug 28, 2014 7:24:37 AM

Key piece of Barrow shopping district up for sale

A KEY piece of commercial real estate is up for sale for more than £3m.
Aug 27, 2014 9:09:48 AM

New initiative helps Cumbrian home-based businesses

It will now be cheaper for Cumbrian entrepreneurs to run businesses from their own homes thanks to a new government initiative.
Aug 28, 2014 4:08:19 PM

Directors banned for 28 years for pension misuse

THREE bosses of a Carlisle-based investment company have been banned from holding company directorships for a total of 28 years after misusing their clients' pension funds.
Aug 27, 2014 9:41:56 AM

Lake District hotel sold to local businessman

THE Best Western Burnside hotel in Windermere has been sold to a local businessman.
Aug 26, 2014 10:03:22 AM

Rogues’ gallery for shopkeepers

A ROGUES’ gallery of 40 local offenders has been put online in a new move to help Whitehaven businesses fight crime.
By Julie Morgan Aug 28, 2014 11:15:26 AM
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Investment boosting job prospects in Carlisle, says MP

Investment in Carlisle from new firms is helping to boost the number of young people in employment or training, the city’s MP has said.
By Pamela McGowan Aug 28, 2014 9:28:57 AM

Brewery wins national CAMRA award

Hawkshead Brewery has won a prestigious national CAMRA award for one its beers.
Aug 28, 2014 8:14:04 AM

Networking event set for Cumbrian and Scottish businesses

Businesses from both Cumbria and Scotland will meet for a special speed networking event only a day before the referendum on Scottish independence.
Aug 28, 2014 9:18:14 AM

Boss says poor rail service is stifling growth in South Cumbria

OWNERS of small businesses have branded trains on the Furness Line as “outdated and insufficient”.
Aug 27, 2014 6:46:55 PM

Doubts raised over nuclear subs move - Cumbria experts have say

CUMBRIA is unlikely to benefit if Scottish independence results in Britain’s submarines being moved from Faslane, experts have said.
Aug 28, 2014 2:39:41 PM

Pilot project leads to work for 16 long-term unemployed

Sixteen long-term unemployed people have found jobs after completing a pilot employment support programme.
Aug 27, 2014 12:38:50 PM

University to boost nuclear training

The University of Central Lancashire is to run a workshop on Nuclear Criticality Safety in September as the county gears up to become one of the leaders in nuclear business.
By Melissa Chappelhow Aug 27, 2014 1:16:24 PM

Banking giant NatWest to close Cumbrian branch

The NatWest is closing one of its Cumbrian branches as customers make more use of new techonology.
Aug 27, 2014 1:09:13 PM

Barrow shipping firm reveals interim results

A BARROW shipping firm has announced pre-tax profits are up 13 per cent.
Aug 27, 2014 8:13:03 AM

St Bees named as third best place to live in England

St Bees in west Cumbria is one of the most desirable places to live in England according to new research by Royal Mail.
Aug 26, 2014 8:57:12 AM

New Sellafield waste storage building 'a milestone'

The completion of a new waste storage building at Sellafield has been described as a “milestone in decommissioning’ at the nuclear site.
Aug 26, 2014 4:21:51 PM

Cumbrian houses less affordable than London homes

House prices in rural Cumbria are less affordable than properties in London, according to new research.
Aug 19, 2014 10:47:47 AM

Businesses urged to vote on special award

To celebrate its ten year anniversary British Energy Coast Business Cluster has asked its member companies to vote on a special award.
Aug 26, 2014 2:44:46 PM

Firms asked to support South Lakes cycle challenge

Cumbrian employers are being asked to encourage staff to sign up for the third South Lakes Workplace Cycle Challenge.
By Chris Hansell Aug 26, 2014 4:58:14 PM
Responsive NDT

New qualification for 64-year-old technician

A Cumbrian firm has revealed one of their employees has earned an internationally recognised qualification - at the surprising age of 64.
By Chris Hansell Aug 21, 2014 4:13:00 PM

Firms upbeat about plans for coal mines

The bosses of two firms hoping to start coal mining in Gretna and Whitehaven have given up upbeat update on their progress.
Aug 26, 2014 8:51:00 AM
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Browse the digital version of the latest edition of In-Cumbria magazine

EM In-Cumbria 11 front The latest edition of the In-Cumbria magazine is out now and available to buy in newsagents across Cumbria and you can also browse through a digital version online. Get in touch if you would like the In-Cumbria magazine distributed to you by emailing nick.turner@cnmedia.co.uk

Energy Coast supplement

EM Energy front August 2014 Here's the latest edition of the Britain's Energy Coast magazine.


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