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Monday, 20 October 2014

In-Cumbria insights: Brathay benefiting businesses from Belgium to Oman

brathay trust The latest installment in the In-Cumbria insights series saw in-Cumbria speak to Brathay Trust chief executive Godfrey Owen. He revealed how the trust doesn't just work with young people but businesses round the globe.

Export mission

Hawkshead Relish is bidding to enter new international markets with a series of trips all over the globe.

David Allen reveals extraordinary accountancy decision

ptdavidallen Carlisle businessman David Allen has revealed how an extraordinary spur of the moment decision led him to set up one of Cumbria’s most renowned firms.

Dream Placement inspiration

Ben McCullough (in blue) speaks to 6th formers

When Ben McCullough embarked on his Dream Placement at National Nuclear Laboratory, he could not have imagined the amazing career it had lined up for him.

Money Talk

Pound coins Our weekly money talk column brings you the latest tips and advice courtesy of The Cumberland News.

Top tips: parents in business

Hazel Phillips Burnetts Employment Law solicitor Hazel Phillips gives us her top tips on how to manage working parents within the workplace.

Hinkley ruling

The company behind plans to bring a new nuclear power station to Cumbria has welcomed a ruling by the European Union on subsidies to a planned nuclear build in Somerset.

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

Innovia operating profits rise as firm bags award

INNOVIA Group has announced a sharp rise in operating profit, and celebrated by walking off with one of the top prizes at the CN Group Business Awards.
Oct 17, 2014 11:18:50 AM

Empty shop numbers at six year low in Cumbrian towns

A new report has shown that the level of empty shops in Kendal is at its lowest in six years.
Oct 17, 2014 8:25:23 AM

Tata Steel plans to sell West Cumbria operation

More than 200 workers at Tata Steel in Workington face an uncertain future after the company announced it planned to sell off its long products business.
Oct 15, 2014 1:08:05 PM
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Traders prepare for protest over Carlisle street parking charges

Traders in the Corporation Road area of Carlisle have detailed their fears over the impact new on-street parking charges could have on their businesses.
By Ian Duncan Oct 16, 2014 2:36:58 PM
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Cumbrian businessman discovers world's largest cave

A Cumbrian businessman is celebrating after helping to discover the world’s largest cave.
By Holly Harrison Oct 16, 2014 8:12:48 AM

Tourism firms briefed on changing trends

Tourists may be coming for shorter holidays, but they want their visits packed with good local food and unforgettable experiences.
Oct 16, 2014 12:36:46 AM

Businesswomen work together in retreat venture

Eight Cumbrian businesswomen are working together to offer a weekend retreat in the Lake District.
Oct 16, 2014 11:08:25 AM

Lidl bid to expand Carlisle store as rival Aldi set to open third branch

Discount supermarket Lidl wants to extend its Carlisle store while rival Aldi prepares to open a third branch in the city.
By Julian Whittle Oct 16, 2014 10:10:27 AM

Unemployment in Cumbria continues to fall

UNEMPLOYMENT in Cumbria continued its downward trend last month
Oct 15, 2014 10:48:01 AM

MD steps down from top web firm

MD of Marketing and website design firm, Fat Media, is stepping down
By Holly Harrison Oct 15, 2014 11:20:15 AM

Warning over billion dollar cyber-heist

A Cumbrian security expert has warned businesses to beware following news that criminal gangs are plotting a billion dollar cyber-heist on global financial institutions.
Oct 14, 2014 8:24:43 AM

Cumbria business stalwarts create 75 new jobs

Two Cumbria’s oldest businesses have announced expansion plans which will see the creation of 75 new jobs.
Oct 13, 2014 8:27:15 AM
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Profits rise for H&H Group

H&H Group has announced annual record pre-tax profits for the 2013/14 year of £1.3 million, a 28 per cent increase on last year.
Oct 10, 2014 10:10:33 AM

Cumbrian firms in Sunday Times top 250

Three Cumbrian businesses are on a list of Britain’s leading private mid-market growth companies published in the Sunday Times yesterday.
Oct 13, 2014 11:19:12 AM

Mentoring scheme for family businesses launched

A new business mentoring scheme has been launched as part of Cumbria’s Family Business Network.
Oct 10, 2014 9:08:35 AM

Cumbria's Power 40 revealed

Welcome to our third look at Cumbria's 'Power 40' - the county's most influential business people in a group for the first time.
Oct 13, 2014 12:22:10 PM

£19 million investment boosts Barbados expansion

A £19 million investment is set to allow a Cumbrian leisure firm to expand its Barbadian business arm.
Oct 9, 2014 7:54:03 AM

Award-winning firm to open second branch

An award winning cake-maker is set to open a second branch of her new bakehouse business in the space of eight weeks.
Oct 10, 2014 9:20:49 AM
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Bosses go back to bus basics

Three bus company managers have got behind the wheel instead of the desk.
Oct 13, 2014 11:15:24 AM

Whitehaven parking to be dearest in Cumbria

THE public is being asked for views on the controversial introduction of a £1.80 per hour charge to park on Whitehaven’s streets.
By Andrew Clarke Oct 9, 2014 11:41:36 AM

Movers and shakers in the Cumbrian business world

In-Cumbria keeps an eye on who’s on the move in the world of business in Cumbria.
Oct 9, 2014 8:25:19 AM

Cumbrian bread is best in the world

Bread made at a Cumbrian bakery has been recognised as some of the best in the world after scooping three awards last night.
Oct 8, 2014 8:34:17 AM

First Group loses franchise for Carlisle trains

The train company which operates ScotRail services through Carlisle has lost its franchise.
Oct 8, 2014 8:18:22 AM

Cumbrian businesses reveal their inspirations

Cumbria’s online networking event, #Cumbriahour, this week saw businesses reveal who they see as an inspiration.
Oct 8, 2014 11:07:48 AM
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WITH VIDEO: BAE Systems Barrow shipyard releases images of submarine's first dive

THE third Astute-class submarine, Artful, has dived to the depths of the docks in Barrow for the first time.
Oct 7, 2014 11:41:34 AM

Cumbria responds to Twitter's $10m investment

Cumbrians are more chatty on Twitter in a north/south divide where southerners go for the ‘big sell’.
Oct 7, 2014 8:46:30 AM
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'Mumpreneurs' shunning nine-to-five

More Cumbrian women than ever are turning their backs on traditional nine-to-five, office-based jobs and setting up their own businesses.
Oct 7, 2014 12:48:19 PM
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Carlisle's The Lanes shopping centre on verge of expansion

Cumbria's largest shopping centre is on the verge of a major expansion, belying the malaise that affects the retail sector nationally.
Oct 6, 2014 12:13:31 PM
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National awards joy for Cumbrian hotel

A Cumbrian hotel has emerged as the most dog friendly in the latest Good Hotel Guide.
Oct 7, 2014 12:07:00 PM
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Winners of Golden Apple Awards 2014 revealed

The winners of this year’s Golden Apple awards have been revealed, with several businesses and training providers celebrating success.
Oct 3, 2014 10:54:00 PM

M&S plans North Carlisle food outlet

Marks & Spencer has revealed that it plans to open a Simply Food Store in the north of Carlisle.
By Tom Little Oct 3, 2014 4:06:39 PM
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Cumbrian cakes to hit hundreds of supermarket stores

A Kendal bakery is flourishing after securing a ‘huge’ order to supply supermarket giant Aldi with a range of cakes.
Exclusive by Tom Little Oct 3, 2014 8:21:24 AM

Legal 500 names top ranking Cumbrian solicitors

A series of Cumbrian solicitors have been recognised as the best in the business after ranked highly in this year’s legal services bible, the Legal 500.
By Nick Turner Oct 3, 2014 12:16:12 PM

Lucrative opportunity for Cumbrian firms

Cumbrian firms are being warned that they are missing out on a potentially lucrative opportunity to help deliver a flagship government scheme.
Exclusive by Tom Little Oct 2, 2014 8:19:01 AM
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Cumbrian firms beat big businesses to win awards

Cumbrian businesses big and small have been beating off competition from big cities like Manchester and Liverpool in award ceremonies.
Oct 1, 2014 8:34:37 AM
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Taste Cumbria is sell out success for food producers

Businesses at the year’s Taste Cumbria festival were given a surprise boost – after 15 stalls completely sold out of produce.
Oct 1, 2014 4:18:19 PM
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National retailers fight for a slice of new Cumbrian business

A Cumbria confectioner is fighting off interest from across the country as retailers go mad for its gourmet marshmallows.
By Tom Little Sep 30, 2014 8:13:26 AM
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New Ulverston factory set to make ‘significant contribution’

RECENT and upcoming developments will help Ulverston lead the way in business innovation, underwater technology and pharmaceuticals.
Sep 29, 2014 5:04:41 PM

Lakeland kitchenware predicting rapid growth

Cumbrian kitchenware company Lakeland says it is predicting a period of rapid growth for the company.
Sep 29, 2014 11:27:27 AM

Cumbrian accountant fined £10,000 for making false VAT claim

A well-respected chartered accountant’s 40-year career is in ‘tatters’ after he admitted trying to make false VAT claim for more than £10,000.
By Kelly Pattison Sep 29, 2014 11:40:33 AM
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Can Cumbrian coffee take down Starbucks?

A Cumbrian entrepreneur is hoping to take on the big boys with his latest business venture that makes the most of his passion for coffee roasting.
Exclusive by Tom Little Sep 25, 2014 8:43:41 AM

Carlisle firm completes £20m student accommodation scheme

Northern Developments of Carlisle has completed £20 million student accommodation scheme in Newcastle.
Sep 24, 2014 2:57:37 PM
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Cumbrian woman buys back business shares from Dragons' Den star

A Cumbrian choreographer has bought back the stake in her business she sold to Duncan Bannatyne on Dragons' Den.
Sep 24, 2014 12:35:21 PM

New Cumbria TK Maxx will create 45 jobs

TK Maxx is expanding its presence in Cumbria and is opening a new store, creating 45 new jobs.
Sep 24, 2014 8:52:09 AM
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LED lights to be installed on streets across Cumbria

FURNESS companies have missed out on a contract worth more than £7m to replace 11,500 street lights in Cumbria with LED lighting.
Sep 24, 2014 9:15:30 AM

Five Cumbrian Phones4U stores to close for good

Administrators today confirmed that five Phones4u outlets in Cumbria will shut for good.
Sep 23, 2014 4:01:33 PM
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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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