November 2022

Welcome to our new-look magazine, packed with expert advice and business analysis
BUILDING APPROVAL
New property developer Geraldine Ward on her three-year landmark project

October 2022

Welcome to our new-look magazine, packed with expert advice and business analysis
HARNESSING CHANGE
Could working with horses improve your leadership style?

September 2022

Welcome to our new-look magazine, packed with expert advice and business analysis
TRAILBLAZERS
Meet Cumbria's most influential business women

August 2022

Welcome to our new-look magazine, packed with expert advice and business analysis
INSPIRING A GENERATION
Former Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts on what it takes to succeed...

July 2022

Getting down to business - Comedian and presenter Cally Beaton to host our in-Cumbria Business Awards
Special Report - Electric vehicles and their impact on the county's businesses
Going nuclear - New recruits going into the industry
Staffing crisis - Should you delay retirement?

June 2022

Labour of love - The companies with sustainability at their core
Child's play - Mums' pre-loved clothing is a big hit
On the up - Treetop Trek's founder on why the attraction is still so popular 10 years on
Raising the profile of Barrow - Young bakers are among the town's many entrepreneurs attracting national attention

May 2022

Brave New World - How firms are embracing digital technology
Thinking Green - The companies with sustainability at their core
Hybrid Working - How are you coping?
Building a UK Brand - The couple behind Herdy which is putting the Herdwick sheep (and Cumbria) firmly on the map

April 2022

Meet the millionaire investor - Brian Scowcroft on how he can't resist creating jobs in the county
Flying High - New drone firm takes to the skies
Build your team - How to plan your staffing needs
City of dreams - Carlisle's movers and shakers
Nuclear news - Exclusive interview with PPP's Duncan Elliott

March 2022

Best of British – The businesses which only manufacture in the UK
Animal Magic – Zoo celebrates 30th anniversary
Going Nuclear – The county’s multi-million pound contracts
Making a Connection – Broadband investment plans
Reshoring – What’s happening in the county

February 2022

Park Life – Multi-millionaire John Morphet’s never-ending love of business
Forest bathing – The new firm conntecting with nature
Training Day – How to improve your skills
On your bike – Is the cycling boom continuing?
The service of others – The restaurant beating the staffing crisis

January 2022

Overcoming barriers – Prima Uno’s Sarah Purdham on her love of family, business and spending time of the farm
Hopes & features – Industry leaders reveal theirs
Clothing for horses – Meet the firm with a global following
Out of the woods – The couple who live off the land
Review of the Year – We take a look at the highs and lows

December 2021

Cream of the crop – Meet all the winners in our Business Awards Special
Kith & kin – The Lake District drink inspired by a winter skiing holiday
Festive spirit – How are brewers and hotels faring?
Ulverston parties on – Retailers are feeling cheery
Langdale life – Setting up business in an ancient valley

November 2021

The social networker – Suzanne Caldwell on her (busy) first year at the Chamber
Net zero – can you afford to do it?
Beauty business – Cumbria is growing with health
The fabric of society – The materials manufactured in the county
Menopause matters – Find out your rights

October 2021

Harbouring a grand plan – Horse racing supremo John Baker’s ambitious plans for Whitehaven
Ray of hope – The new invention inspired by sealife
Drawing a line – Developing creative business ideas
Farewell to furlough – How has the county fared?
Cream of the crop – Our awards shortlist
Hitting the roof – Is the rise in property prices good for business?

September 2021

The Rise of Cumbria’s Young Entrepreneurs
Having an impact – Sellafield’s social responsibilities
From cows to crayons – A creative farm diversification
Back to work – Essential furlough advice
Prozac leadership – Is positivity in business ever a bad thing?

August 2021

Future of Cumbria – special report
Seeing Stars – Film companies descend on the county
Water, Water, Everywhere – Thirlmere pipeline nears completion
Swimming with the big fish – Huge opportunities for SMEs
Breaking the mould – The couple making their mark in the ceramics industry

July 2021

The workforce of the future – special report
Putting Cumbria firmly on the map – tourism chief Gill Haigh talks about her rollercoaster year
Flying high? – What’s up at Carlisle Airport?
For the love of food – the pair who set up a cookery school
Cyber security – how to update your business

June 2021

In-cumbria Business Awards 2021 – Countryfile’s Helen Skelton to present this year’s prestigious event
Taxing issues – advice for tourism operators
Women in Business – special report
Have a care – the firm providing NHS staff across the UK
Creative thinking – how arts & business are working together
Raising the bar – the county’s hospitality industry reopens

May 2021

Year of the Coast – Can Copeland cash in?
Family Firms – Sisters doing it for themselves
New man at the helm – BAE boss reflects on Barrow shipyard’s 150th year
Shopping Therapy – The future of the High Street
Covid Crisis – The firs bouncing back post-lockdown

April 2021

The Hot 100 - Cumbrian businesses blazing a trail
A year of change - Looking back over the Covid crisis
Still casting a shadow - Foot and Mouth 20 years on and lessons for today
Business of sport - A unique trade joining classic thinking and innovation
Ports, Planes & Trains - Focusing on logistics and supply-chains

March 2021

On a Quest – Paul Dickson talks about his personal journey and leading professional services firm Armstrong Watson
Energy and Power – Catching up on nuclear projects
Freeport Proposal – Will new bid help revitalise the region?
When Will Tourists Return – Focusing on the Lake District and the Westmorland Dales
Alternative Funding – The need for SMEs to seek fresh funding streams

February 2021

Power Play – Tim Davies on his life as CEO of Carr’s Group plc and learning lessons from the ruck to the boardroom
Spirited Push Forward – The Lakes Distillery on 2020 and Asian ambitions
Brexit Relief – Trade deal hope for many businesses
Southern Bonds – Will we see a new Morecambe Bay unitary authority? In The Red – Art and culture’s fight to survive
Future Promise – Are apprenticeships faring well in the Covid crisis?

January 2021

Big Hitter – Rob Johnston on life’s lessons, industry and his belief in Cumbria for the future
Hopes and fears – What will 2021 have in store for us?
Spreading their wings – Professional services talent within the county
Hammer blow – How Covid has hit retail and food outlets
Love Local – Support Cumbria’s SME champions

December 2020

Meet the winners – in-Cumbria Business Awards Special – Businessperson of the Year Jacqui Gale
BECBC backs new plan – How good is Boris’ 10-point blueprint?
Embracing Diversity – How Cumbria can help bridge its skills gap
Allerdale – We look at a borough fighting through a turbulent 2020
Local champions – Appeals to support local businesses through Covid-19
Innovation and excellence – The county’s technical world leaders

November 2020

IN THE HOT SEAT – The judges for this year’s business awards
HERO NEXT DOOR – Appeals to support local businesses
FIGHTING FORWARD – Pubs, bars and the Covid rule of six
WELCOME BACK – Has office working changed forever?
UNRECOGNISABLE – Equality at one of Cumbria’s oldest firms – young people and women have more opportunities across the county

October 2020

BUSINESS AWARDS – We reveal 2020’s final shortlist
STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE – Debbie Francis on Direct Rail Services, adventuring and women in the business world
BITING BACK – Food and drink sector coming back from coronavirus
Local Heroes – Campaigns backing county’s businesses
Living on the edge – Preparing for the end of furlough

September 2020

RAISING A GLASS - Vassos Alexander to present in-Cumbria Business Awards
TRAIL BLAZER - Cumbria’s young entrepreneurs
SUMMER HOLIDAY - Visitors flock to the Lakes
BACKING LOCAL BUSINESS - Campaigns launched to support Cumbrian firms

August 2020

Culture in crisis – Cumbria's arts and creative sector faces the coronavirus pandemic
Road to recovery – Businesses reopen following coronavirus shutdown
On a roll – Mark Cropper on being the sixth generation at the helm of James Cropper Plc
Time to celebrate – Get ready for the in-Cumbria business awards 2020

July 2020

Building a business – Nicky Gordon on Genesis Homes' success and plans for the future
Skills to the test – The new student life
Comeback brighter – Kevin Roberts on doing the right thing to survive
Back on track – Major plans for road and rail

June 2020

Opening doors – Meet the man spearheading Clark Door’s export success
A new nightlife – How will the night time economy come back from closure?
Survive, revive, thrive – The green shoots of recovery are coming through says Kevin Roberts
Steaming ahead – the female engineers inspiring the next generation

May 2020

Coronavirus – How firms are fighting back
Live, thrive, survive – Kevin Roberts on how to stay buoyant during the pandemic
Calling all the heroes – Enter the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2020
Feeding time – the county’s food and drink firms changing the way they operate

April 2020

Fighting for survival ¬– Read our 24-page special report on Covid-19
Celebrate the best of Cumbria – We launch the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2020
Busy bodies – Kevin Roberts says leaders need to think more and do less
Next generation – Meet the Futures Forum, aiming to shape the future of the county

March 2020

More than just a game – Paul Hornby on the business of running Barrow AFC
Counting the cost – The impact of the coronavirus on Cumbria
In data we trust – Ray McCreadie on the essential ingredients for your business
Another way – The rise of alternative funding to finance firms

February 2020

Engineering’s perfect partnership – The pair behind McMenon’s global ambition
Balancing act – The battle over beauty and business resurfaces in the Lakes
Meet your future boss – Cumbria’s rising stars
Bay of plenty – The big year for economic partnerships

January 2020

Man on a mission: The NDA’s David Peattie on dealing with the nuclear legacy
Hopes and fears: Business leaders look ahead
Mind and body: The growing focus on mental health in the workplace

December 2019

Meet the winners: Find out who won the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2019
Man of steel: John Coughlan, of TSP Engineering is our Businessperson of the Year
Creme de la creme: Cumbria's thriving food and drink industry

November 2019

Opportunity knocks: The future's bright for Cumbria says the LEP's Miranda Kirschel
Culture club: South Lakes' thriving arts scene
From Lilliput Lane to Liberty: Andrew Dunning's big break
Battles in the bored-room: How to refresh those dull meetings by Kevin Roberts

October 2019

The future of hospitality: Plotting a course to boost tourism
Techno Cumbria: Eggbase hatches a plan for the future
One year on: Richard Rankin looks ahead after a year in charge at H&H Group
Skills & training: Is the Apprenticeship Levy holding back progress?

September 2019

Awesome foursome: Meet James Fisher Nuclear's new big hitters
Power broker: Is Cumbria's nuclear future still bright?
Young guns: Entrepreneurs blazing a trail

August 2019

Full of beans ­- Carvetii Coffee's organic growth
It's not easy being green - Marrying up the environment and innovation
Feed the world - Global opportunities for Cumbria's agribusiness

July 2019

Meet the finalists - 2019 in-Cumbria Business Awards shortlist revealed
Pure joy - Holiday group blazes the acquisition trail
Vegan vibes - The rise of animal-free treats
High fibre - TFP's global reach

June 2019

Next chaper - The Story siblings on their vision for the future
Taking stock - What manufacturers are doing to mitigate against Brexit
Don't apologise - Women in industry on how to get ahead

May 2019

Punching above their weight – The Centre for Leadership Performance is preparing the leaders of today and tomorrow
Generation game – Taking the reins of the family business
Under starter’s orders – The South Lakes is a hotbed for start-ups

April 2019

Blazing a trail - Cumbria's Hot 100 companies
Young guns aiming high - the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2019
Father's figures - Fantails' Chloe on her best teacher

March 2019

Big news - Cathy Newman to host in-Cumbria Business Awards
Step out of your comfort zone - Claire Gallery-Strong on women in the workplace
Brexit bites - How will agribusiness fare outside the EU?
More than nuclear - Is tourism Copeland's saviour post-Moorside?

February 2019

The right formula – Baby milk king Ross McMahon on Kendal Nutricare’s global ambitions
City slicker – Why Carlisle is on the edge of greatness
Fighting for Furness – Carl Bevan is in the hotseat
Green machine – Cumbria’s renewable energy potential

in-Cumbria Business Awards 2018

Recognising and rewarding the best of Cumbrian business.

January 2019

Numbers game – Paul Dickson on Armstrong Watson’s cultural revolution
Prime position – Eden at a crossroads
Hopes and fears 2019 – What Cumbria’s business leaders hope to see this year
Walking tall – Kevin Roberts says it’s time to unleash your inner flaneur

December 2018

Child's play - meet our Businessperson of the Year Barry Leahey MBE
Bite of the action - Cumbria's thriving food and drink industry
An honour to relish - Maria and Mark Whitehead's lifetime contribution
Why I value tolerance in the workplace - Nick Lancaster is this month's Director's Cut

November 2018

The minister moves in – Ex-Labour cabinet member Hazel Blears on falling in love with Cumbria
Barrow buoyed – How offshore windfarm has helped to turn the tide
In the pipeline – The huge infrastructure projects transforming the county
If the levy breaks – Do new apprenticeship changes go far enough?
Best in the business – Meet all the in-Cumbria Business Awards finalists

October 2018

Hungry for more – Business person of the year Richard Fletcher on his new solo project
The £15 billion power struggle – Can Cumbria’s nuclear new-build project be saved? Read our special report
Making your Markle – How business can learn from Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Brightest and the best – Working together to close the skills gap
Getting motivated – Boosting your workforce’s productivity

September 2018

Enchanted forest – Nigel Catterson’s dream to transform the North West’s largest brownfield site
The final countdown – Meet all the finalists in the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2018
Are you being served? – Can the high street survive?
Reaction time – Cumbria Nuclear Conference preview
To the rescue – John Stobbart’s dedication to the RNLI

August 2018

Winning arts and minds – Meet the man behind Carlisle Fringe
Steering group – Richard Rankin takes the reins of H&H Group
Allerdale goes on tour – A slice of Cumbria sets up in the heart of Manchester
Ploughing a new course? – A special report on farming after Brexit
Hit the decks – Rovtech’s Steve Phelps on the madness of being a ska DJ

July 2018

The power of awesome – Personality and persistence pays off for Emma Jayne Gooch
My generation – Elton Finance's Samantha Gargett invests in her future
Garden of Eden – The bountiful businesses of Appleby, Kirkby Stephen and the Eden Valley
Supply and demand – We focus on the companies keeping Cumbria productive
Boardroom battles – Stobart Group's war of words ahead of AGM
Movers and shakers – All the latest people news from around the county

June 2018

Burning questions – carbon footprinting expert Mike Berner’s Lee on climate change
Join the revolution – a special focus on the women driving industry in Cumbria
Top of the league – Holker’s new leisure MD has found a new ‘Theatre of Dreams’
My Secret Life – Grocer Will Box and his love of squash (the sport)
A new chapter – Fred Story on his return to the top of his family firm
#bestinbusiness – enter the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2018

May 2018

Border agents - A special report on what the Borderlands initiative means for Cumbria
Timber land - Logging the impact of Brexit on the forestry industry
Kendal Calling - The colourful mix of business in the Auld Grey Town
Director's Cut - Steve Trickett's driving ambition at Lloyd Motor Group
Be your best - Enter the 2018 in-Cumbria Business Awards

April 2018

Fresh new look - Meet serial entrepreneur Alistair Fell, of Prospus Group
Love what you do - Kevin Roberts on the joy of work
World at our feet - Carlisle Lake District Airport is ready for take-off
Data protection - All you need to know about GDPR
Cream of the crop - enter the 2018 in-Cumbria Business Awards

March 2018

Heard it on the grapevine – BBC’s Jeremy Vine to host the 2018 in-Cumbria Business Awards. Entries now open for 16 categories suited to businesses of all shapes and flavours
Top of the class – meet the new principal of Carlisle College
The business of Brexit – read our new section dedicated to Brexit and the opinions of popular columnist Prof Frank Peck
Apprenticeships – learn more about what is going on in Cumbria in our special 16-page focus

February 2018

Business vs beauty - special report on battle between economy and landscape
Made in Cumbria - Focus on the £2.7bn manufacturing sector
Borderlands - Carlisle's major role as region's capital
Mind the gap - Leading businesswomen give their views about the gender pay gap
Room to grow - Solomons Europe's new office development for start-ups and growing firms

January 2018

Ready for take off – Stobart's Kate Willard on the first flights from Carlisle Lake District Airport
Great expectations – Business leaders share their hopes and fears for 2018
Common markets – Meet the businesses booming in Brampton and Longtown
Training the workforce of tomorrow – Take an exclusive look at the £7.5m National College for Nuclear
From Wiltshire to West Cumbria – How James Dickaty's work and home life is thriving after relocating with his family

December 2017

The taste of success - Caterite's Richard Fletcher is the newly crowned Businessperson of the Year
Meet all the winners of the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2017
It's in our blood - Focus on family businesses
On the menu - Cumbria's thriving food and drink sector
Saved by retail - Workington's vibrant shopping heart

November 2017

For the love of Cumbria – meet the new MD of Cumbria Tourism Gill Haigh
The right connections – a focus on infrastructure and what is planned for Cumbria
Family Business – catch up on the latest on Armstrong Watson’s family business survey, Fred Story business secrets and the successful Family Business Conference
In-cumbria Business Awards – the countdown is on until the big reveal on November 9

October 2017

Educating Cumbria – Cherry Tingle of Energy Coast UTC looks forward to a busy future
Face Forward family business project – get the whole picture in the 24-page special
In-cumbria Business Awards – reigning Businessperson of the Year Craig Hatch, of WYG, reflects on a busy 12 months
The record-breaking Taste Cumbria festival’s £2m economic boost

September 2017

Man of Steel Roger Smith on 125 years of the Thomas Graham family firm
Meet the finalists of the 2017 in-cumbria business awards
Keeping Cumbria’s rail infrastructure investment on track
Martin Domville on good times for British Gypsum in Cumbria

August 2017

Submarine chief Will Blamey on life at the top at BAE
New boss takes over at the Holker Group
What does the PR world really look like?
Kevin Roberts on harmonising nature and tourism
MP John Stevenson reflects on his pizza delivery days in Sydney

July 2017

Philip Cranston on the future of food and retail in Cumbria
The Cumbrian florist with royal fans
Latest on county's planned new nuclear plant

June 2017

In-Cumbria Awards - recognising and rewarding the best of Cumbrian business
The Big Interview - Cumbrian rally king Malcolm Wilson and the rise and rise of M-Sport
Women in Engineering - Special report on the trailblazers, apprentices pushing the boundaries and the businesses leading the way

May 2017

General election in focus as key issues examined
MD of Barrow shipyard reflects on his career
Boss of shoe factory on his rise to the top
in-Cumbria Business Awards win backing of minister

April 2017

Inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards launched
Market town is a hive of activity
Tourism industry in spotlight as season proper begins
H&H chief on 10 years at the helm
Farming with a difference at Horned Beef HQ

March 2017

Brewery chief on achieving success - and the takeover of his beloved firm
The apprenticeships industry: all you need to know about the upcoming levy
Meet the building society manager with a love of chickens
And discover the latest family business news in our special section

February 2017

Jamie Reed on quitting Westminster, returning to Sellafield and the challenge for Cumbria
Business Boost - How you can take your company to the next level
Sector Focus - How the county's booming manufacturing industry keeps 40,000 in work

January 2017

University Challenge - New vice chancellor on how we can close Cumbria's skills gap
Gilpin MD on the making of a Michelin star
Gettiing to grips with Google for business

December 2016

Bowing out - Ian Stephens reflects on his 11 years leading Cumbria Tourism
Judith Wren - the Amazing toffee vodka success story
Palace Cycles: an institution for 82 years

November 2016

Best in the business - CN Group Business Awards 2016 Winners Special
Special Report: Barrow to Boom again
New section on Family Business with Armstrong Watson

October 2016

Amyn Fazal: from Britain’s biggest building society to the smallest
District focus on business in Eden
Spotlight on skills - Training the workforce of tomorrow

September 2016

Major conference highlights Cumbria's nuclear opportunities
Interview with Nugen Chief Executive Tom Samson
Cumbria LEP's vision for growth

August 2016

Michael Bell - the business of baking with Bells of Lazonby MD
Special report on farming, Brexit and the future of subsidies
Trident renewal - what vote means for Barrow and Cumbria

July 2016

Kendal focus - Town's thriving community of digital and creative businesses
Supply chain special - How small and medium businesses can get a slice of Cumbria's huge nuclear and engineering spend
The big interview - Paul Currie of the Lakes Distillery and Cumbria's £7million whisky dream

June 2016

Special report on the state of the High Street
Is Europe good for Cumbria?
Women in Engineering - breaking down the barriers

May 2016

How Steph Barton raised the bar in Cumbria with the Drunken Duck and Chesters by the River
66,000 new workers needed by 2021 - Why do we need them and where will we find them?
Corridor of power - Special report on the M6 and Logistics

April 2016

Steve Errington - How Story Homes will make top 20 UK housebuilders list
Cumbria's reaction to EU referendum
Tourism fightback - What does summer hold for sector left reeling by Storm Desmond