Cumberland Council is attending a business conference to showcase the benefits of investing in the area.

The three-day conference will attract 6,000 delegates and over 750 investors.

UKREiiF, hosted in Leeds, got underway yesterday (May 16), and aims to look into sustainable, inclusive, and transformational investment.

Cumberland said the annual event brings together the public sector, with every core UK city and region involved, alongside government, investors, funders, developers, housebuilders, and more.

Leader of the council, Mark Fryer, said: “I am delighted that our area and development opportunities are being showcased at a leading national event.

“Cumberland Council wants to do all we can to support local businesses in our area and events of this type showcase the region to potential investors and put the spotlight on Cumberland.”

The Cumberland area’s economy contains strong agricultural and tourism sectors but also has a manufacturing economy that boasts some of the most famous brands in the world.

It also hosts the largest nuclear site in Europe.