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Friday, 19 December 2014

Guess the business Christmas card

Christmas e card Here at in-Cumbria we are getting into the festive spirit so here is a Christmas quiz just for a bit of fun.

Crossing Point

A new café has been launched by one of Simon Rogan’s former restaurant managers. Cumbria’s culinary crew will be keeping an eye on Kirkby Lonsdale and Crossing Point Café, created by John Strange.

Five top tips for eCommerce

ecommerce The most important five things you need to know about eCommerce, from expert David Wright, operations manager at Etail Systems.

Is your IT safe over the Christmas shutdown period?

dateam Many businesses close over the Christmas period and have at least a couple of days off so it is important to ask yourself; is your IT safe while you are out of the office?

Multi-million pound opportunity

Carlisle bridge photo

Cumbria County Council is urging businesses to get in touch to construct a landmark multi-million pound bridge in Carlisle.

Solar park

Plans for Cumbria’s first solar park that will provide power for the next 25 years have been given the go-ahead.

Personal finance advice

Build your own Grand Designs

matt slessor Being a regular viewer of the TV programme Grand Designs, brings to mind how many similar parallels there are when it comes to investment.

Business headlines this week

Controversial business expansion scrapped

Controversial plans to expand a business in Cumbria have been scrapped.
Dec 15, 2014 9:34:19 AM
Iggesund Paperboard photo

Major investment at Cumbrian paper mill

A multi-million pound investment at a Cumbrian paper mill has been given the go-ahead by company bosses.
Dec 12, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Cumbria lawyer accused of £600,000 fraud

A LAWYER charged with defrauding some of south Cumbria’s best-known firms has appeared in court
Dec 12, 2014 7:24:24 AM
Innovia opening

New factory can put Cumbrian town on the map

Innovia's new factory will make Wigton a centre of business excellence and put the town on the map internationally.
Dec 10, 2014 9:18:28 AM

Multi-billion pound spending plan revealed

It has been revealed that almost £2bn is set to be spent cleaning up Sellafield.
Dec 11, 2014 2:23:30 PM
Philip Day photo

Edinburgh Woollen Mill planning 100 shop expansion

Edinburgh Woollen Mill is bucking the trend on the high street by unveiling plans to open 100 stores over two years.
By Julian Whittle Dec 8, 2014 11:42:54 AM

Law firm secures major gig

A Cumbrian law firm has been chosen to provide legal advice for music legend Neil Diamond.
Dec 10, 2014 4:34:07 PM

Warning against travelling gang of criminals targeting south Cumbria shops

POLICE have warned against a travelling gang of criminals targeting south Cumbria shops.
Dec 8, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Sellafield pledges to change its ways

Sellafield has admitted it needs to change in order to help Cumbrian businesses take advantage of opportunities to get involved in work at the site.
Nov 26, 2014 8:18:53 AM

New digital degrees ‘massive step forward’

A raft of new Degree Apprenticeships in digital fields have been hailed as a ‘massive step forward'.
By Tom Little Nov 27, 2014 8:47:58 AM

Milk contracts to come under scrutiny from lawyers

Milk contracts held by a group of north Cumbrian farmers who were given notice to quit by a major cheese company are to come under scrutiny from lawyers.
Nov 25, 2014 11:39:45 AM
Russell Colman and Tom Lloyd

New Cumbrian business works with Arsenal football star

A new Cumbrian business is already making waves in the world of film and photography after working with several international clients - and Arsenal and England’s £16m star Calum Chambers.
Nov 20, 2014 8:36:47 AM
Jim Savege photo

Man who scrapped Cumbrian on-street parking charges to quit

The man who made the decision to scrap planned on-street parking charges is quitting Cumbria County Council, it has emerged.
Nov 19, 2014 9:57:00 PM

Cumbrian releases 'I Won't Survive' as single

Cumbria could be home to the next worldwide pop superstar. Local businessman Adrian Davis-Johnston has released as a single his cover of Gloria Gaynor’s hit ‘I will Survive’.
Nov 21, 2014 10:05:38 AM
Solomon Akhtar

The Apprentice: Solomon most impressive

Our industry expert says that Solomon is the most impressive candidate on The Apprentice. Do you agree?
Nov 21, 2014 9:54:43 AM

Businesswoman goes it alone

A Cumbrian businesswoman decided to go it alone after noticing small businesses were being let down by humdrum service.
Nov 17, 2014 11:47:42 PM

County Council scraps on-street parking charges plan

Controversial charges for on-street parking and residents’ parking permits have been scrapped.
Nov 18, 2014 1:05:32 PM
pub victory woodcock

Barrow MP and campaigners toast pub vote victory

BARROW and Furness MP John Woodcock has hailed the Commons victory to free pubs from costly and restrictive ‘beer ties’ as a step forward in saving valued local pubs across Furness.
Nov 19, 2014 8:26:55 AM
Homebase logo

B&M Bargains enters into talks with Homebase

BARROW could be in for another B&M Bargains as the company enters into talks with DIY store, Homebase.
Nov 19, 2014 1:00:15 PM

Cumbrian furniture store to close

Lakes & Dales Co-operative is to close its furniture store in Penrith and sell the village store at Hallbankgate, near Brampton.
Nov 18, 2014 9:58:49 AM

£10m council HQ in Carlisle given go-ahead

Plans for a new £10m council headquarters in Carlisle have been given the go-ahead.
Nov 17, 2014 11:53:03 PM
Heatmap phone signal

New heat map reveals Cumbria is phone signal desert

Cumbria is a desert for 4G mobile coverage according to a new map showing phone signal across the UK.
Nov 13, 2014 2:07:24 AM
Moo Bar photo

New bar opens in Carlisle city centre

Have we arrived at brewtopia?
By Duncan Bick Nov 12, 2014 12:08:32 PM

Sixth generation set to transform family business

Exciting times are ahead for a Wigton family business after the latest generation running the business decided to revitalise it and take it in a new direction.
Nov 12, 2014 8:42:51 AM

Man killed at joinery business identified by police

A man crushed to death at a joinery business has been identified by police.
Nov 12, 2014 8:24:00 AM

Civic trust challenges parking meters

Cockermouth and District Civic Trust is preparing to challenge the county council if it wants to impose on-street parking charges in town in the future.
Nov 11, 2014 9:26:39 AM

Profits boom for James Cropper

Profits have grown by £600,000 at paper manufacturer James Cropper for the first half of this year.
Nov 11, 2014 8:40:33 AM
Carlisle lights photo

Carlisle's Christmas lights switch-on could move days

Carlisle's Christmas lights switch-on could be moved from a Sunday to a Thursday, Friday or Saturday next year.
Nov 11, 2014 11:53:22 AM
Wifi launch

Free Carlisle wi-fi scheme takes off

Thousands of people are already logging on to Carlisle’s new free wi-fi service in the city centre.
By Tom Little Nov 11, 2014 9:03:00 AM

Record profits revealed for Carr's Milling

Carr's Milling Industries, the Carlisle-based agriculture, food and engineering group, has today reported record profits.
Nov 10, 2014 8:13:29 AM

Worker dies in industrial accident in Cumbria

A WORKER has died this afternoon after an industrial accident in Cumbria.
Nov 10, 2014 5:08:44 PM
Sarah Dunning photo

Rheged boss named best retail entrepreneur in UK

Cumbrian businesswoman Sarah Dunning has been crowned “best retail entrepreneur” at the Investec Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
By Julian Whittle Nov 10, 2014 12:27:01 PM

Man, 48, crushed to death at joinery business

A 48-year-old man died after being crushed under a fully loaded pallet at a joinery business.
Nov 11, 2014 9:32:52 AM

'Local firms vital to economy' says Cumbrian MP

Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has stressed the importance of successful local firms while visiting a Kendal business today.
Nov 10, 2014 12:41:00 PM
Ian Stephens photo

Cumbria could struggle to get £10m tourism promise

Cumbria and the Lake District could struggle to get their share of the £10m promised by the Government to boost tourism in the North.
Nov 10, 2014 8:23:32 AM

Outsiders dominate Cumbrian exclusive property market

Buyers of Cumbria’s most expensive homes are “nearly all outsiders” according to one estate agent, as In-Cumbria reveals the most expensive homes across the region.
By Chris Hansell Nov 10, 2014 4:21:13 PM

BAE Systems hosts supply chain industry day in Barrow

ALMOST 400 business people from supply chain companies across the country attended a BAE Systems Industry Day today to learn how they could engage with the £300m redevelopment of its Barrow site.
Nov 10, 2014 1:27:19 PM

Company has innovation down to a fine art

WELCOME to Cumbria’s own artist’s equivalent of the Willy Wonka factory of dreams.
Nov 7, 2014 5:15:23 PM

Killing Ebola all in a day’s work

FROM fighting Ebola across the world to lighting trains across the UK, Mark Wilding’s businesses are certainly diverse.
Nov 7, 2014 5:20:54 PM
Natalie Bell photo

Firms may stop paying overtime, warns Cumbrian legal expert

Some employers may scrap over-time payments in the wake of a landmark ruling on holiday pay, a Cumbrian legal expert has predicted.
By Julian Whittle Nov 6, 2014 1:55:42 PM

£2m deal to help build new campus

BORDER Steelwork Structures has secured a £2m contract to provide steelwork and cladding for Harraby Community Campus in Carlisle.
Nov 7, 2014 10:20:54 AM

Jobs set to go at metal recycling plant in west Cumbria

Ten jobs could be lost at a Lillyhall factory.
Nov 6, 2014 12:40:11 PM
Tim Campbell MBE

Apprentice star Margaret Mountford to speak in Cumbria

Cumbria is set to welcome two business experts from hit BBC TV show The Apprentice this month.
Nov 7, 2014 12:47:55 PM

Future of Barrow Homebase store in doubt

A STRUGGLING DIY and home improvement chain looks set to close its Barrow store.
Nov 5, 2014 3:15:22 PM

BAE Systems shares its £300m Barrow shipyard plan

A MULTIMILLION pound investment in the submarine industry will be a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for the whole of Furness, a public meeting was told.
Nov 6, 2014 8:35:52 AM

Overtime ruling more complex than thought

A ruling by an Employment Appeals Tribunal may be more complicated than initially reported, if Cumbrian legal experts are believed.
Nov 6, 2014 8:42:42 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.
Nov 6, 2014 8:41:09 AM

Saatchi & Saatchi CEO: make more of Cumbrian brand

Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts has urged Cumbrian businesses to make more use of the county’s brand.
Nov 5, 2014 8:18:32 AM

House building boom continues in Cumbria

Cumbria's house-building boom shows no sign of slowing as official figures show rising prices and sales.
By Julian Whittle Nov 5, 2014 3:02:53 PM
The Entertainer photo

Nine jobs as national toy firm prepares to open Carlisle shop

A national toy chain will open its doors in Carlisle on Saturday bringing nine new jobs to the city.
By Sue Crawford Nov 5, 2014 11:57:37 AM

Team helping to keep workforces fighting fit

TWO former colleagues with vast experience of occupational therapy have joined a busy private practice.
Nov 5, 2014 4:18:01 PM
Professor Andrew Sherry

National Nuclear Laboratory appoints professor to key post

The National Nuclear Laboratory has appointed Professor Andrew Sherry as the company’s chief science and technology officer.
Nov 5, 2014 8:15:47 AM

Village bakery celebrates new owner

A bakery in south Cumbria has reopened under the ownership of a local family.
Nov 5, 2014 8:34:24 AM

Is Whitehaven on the brink of becoming a boom town?

Albion Square was predicted to revitalise Whitehaven town centre.
Nov 4, 2014 2:40:28 PM

Cumbria haven for micro businesses

Cumbria is a haven for micro businesses according to new government figures released this week.
Nov 5, 2014 8:15:05 AM

Friend’s father was role model

STEVE TONKIN, 47, of Ulverston, is the director of Truncator, the multi log sawhorse. The company, based at Little Langdale, Ambleside, recently won a CN Business Award
Nov 4, 2014 3:46:47 PM

Crossrail Link talk is on track

AN engineers society will hear about a major rail scheme during its next meeting in Furness.
Nov 4, 2014 3:47:23 PM

Cumbria superfood takes step forward

The company that owns Aspatria’s Lake District Creamery will soon see one of its award-winning products available to thousands of major customers.
Nov 4, 2014 2:51:30 PM

US company buys firm employing 72 Cumbrians

Pentagon Chemical Holdings, which employs 72 people at Northside, Workington, has been bought by a US company.
By Julian Whittle Nov 4, 2014 11:15:26 AM

Baines Wilson comes out on top of law guide

A Cumbrian law firm has been ranked best in the county for corporate law in a new guide for 2015.
Nov 4, 2014 8:38:44 AM
Paul Higgins photo

Business rates blamed for closure of Carlisle juice bar

A Carlisle man has blamed high city centre business rates for the failure of his business.
Nov 3, 2014 8:22:58 AM

Only one bid for Carlisle TV channel

A joint bid to secure the rights to a Carlisle TV channel will be the only bid for the license.
Nov 4, 2014 8:17:30 AM

Lakes hotel sold for nearly £4m

The Hydro Hotel in Windermere has been sold for nearly £4m.
Nov 4, 2014 8:11:54 AM

Ex-Remploy workers still unemployed, survey shows

Most of the workers who lost their jobs with the closure of Remploy factories are still out of work, new figures show.
Nov 4, 2014 8:40:25 AM

Man crushed to death between milk tanker and wall in Cumbria

A man was crushed to death between a milk tanker and a wall in what police have described as an “industrial accident”.
Nov 4, 2014 11:33:51 AM
Sellafield apprentices photo

Record number of Sellafield apprentices

Sellafield is creating a record number of apprenticeships – and a quarter are female, seven times the average for the sector.
By Julian Whittle Nov 3, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Butcher's shop becomes business hub

A new business hub for Sedbergh has been created in a former butcher’s shop.
Nov 3, 2014 9:10:30 AM

New coal mine could create 1,000 jobs

A new coal mine along the Cumbria-Scotland border could create 1,000 jobs according to the company behind the plans which has released its latest research findings.
By Chris Hansell Nov 3, 2014 7:56:04 AM

Firm gets approval to lead fight on cyber attacks

David Allen IT Solutions has been approved to deliver advice and guidance under a national scheme to fight cyber attacks.
Oct 31, 2014 11:31:03 AM

South Lakeland sees new jobs and housing

South Lakeland District Council this week revealed the building of 125 affordable homes and the creation of 61 jobs.
Oct 31, 2014 9:38:58 AM

Cumbria nuclear expert’s joy at young people’s success

MORE than 100 apprentices from Sellafield Ltd were joined by Dr Dame Sue Ion to mark the end of their apprenticeship and the beginning of a promising career in the nuclear industry.
Oct 30, 2014 4:31:46 PM

Story Contracting launch management scheme

A new management scheme has been launched by Cumbrian builder Story Contracting.
Oct 31, 2014 9:35:15 AM

Service boosted by Cumbria bikers’ charity ride

A MOTORCYCLE group revved its engines and went on a ride to raise money for a lifesaving service.
Oct 30, 2014 4:34:01 PM

Story Homes submits plans for 99 Carlisle houses

Story Homes has submitted plans for new homes on the edge of Carlisle which it says will create hundreds of jobs.
By Holly Harrison Oct 30, 2014 7:35:48 AM
Growth 2014

Firms urged to aim higher at Growth Twenty14

CUMBRIAN firms were encouraged to unlock their potential and increase their competitiveness when a business to business exhibition came to Barrow.
Oct 29, 2014 7:16:18 AM
Story Homes award photo

Best development award for Carlisle's Story Homes

House builder Story Homes has won a ‘best development’ gong at the UK Property Awards.
Oct 30, 2014 2:09:33 PM

£120,000 investment in nuclear clean-up tech revealed

Nearly £120,000 of new investment in groundbreaking technologies has been provided in the first two months of a new Sellafield fund.
Oct 30, 2014 7:43:59 AM
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