Cumbria has more than 20,000 companies for the first time
New figures have revealed that Cumbria has more than 20,000 companies located in the county for the first time.
Record number of journeys from London to Cumbria
Railway operator Virgin Trains has recorded a record number of journeys between London and Cumbria in the last year.
Cumbria LEP chair meets with Prime Minister
The chair of Cumbria’s strategic economic body has attended a meeting with Theresa May as part of discussions about opportunities for the county.
Cumbria LEP seeks new board members
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to recruit at least two new board directors to help shape the county’s economic future.
Lake District hotel to create 30 jobs after £16m revamp
A total of 30 new jobs will be created at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa near Ambleside once its latest renovations are completed.
Cumbria LEP welcomes new investment fund
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the launch of the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
Choose Cumbria’s career message heading for corridors of power
The award-winning marketing initiative that promotes Cumbria’s outstanding career and lifestyle opportunities is heading to Westminster.
Blueprint to create 5,500 jobs and bring £367m investment to Cumbria
As many as 5,500 jobs and £367m of investment could come to Cumbria if Ministers buy into an ambitious growth plan for the county.
New route to China will boost Cumbria’s economy
Direct flights from Manchester to China will deliver a major boost to Cumbria, says the director of the county's Local Enterprise Partnership.
Copeland’s ‘Growth Strategy’ unveiled
A document outlining the £90 billion investment coming to West Cumbria will be launched on Friday (May 27).
University secures funding for STEM Facility
The University of Cumbria has been awarded £784,000 from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to develop state-of-the-art science laboratories.
Dickensian Festival generates £1m for Ulverston
November’s Dickensian Festival attracted 13,500 people and generated £1m for Ulverston’s economy.
Mountain Festival’s boost to South Cumbria economy
Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 generated £2 million in visitor spend for the South Cumbria economy, according to a new report.
Famous pudding continues to go global
The makers of one of South Cumbria's best loved products have been on a trade mission to Japan.
Furness building society celebrates 150 years
A CELEBRATED financial organisation has reached a major milestone as it celebrates 150 years in business.
BT boss’ broadband pledge to South Cumbria
BT chief executive Gavin Patterson today pledged it would work to ensure superfast broadband reached every community in Cumbria.
Record number of foreign visitors to Lake District
Cumbria and the Lake District have welcomed record numbers of overseas visitors so far in 2015.
Tech firm takes on iconic Ulverston building
Ulverston’s iconic Lantern House is the new home of tech firm Citrus-Lime.
Lib Dem leader praises South Lakes start-up surge
The amount of new businesses started in Cumbria has risen with South Lakeland emerging as Cumbria’s start-up business hotbed.
New business support venture launched in Barrow
A Barrow-based businessman says that his reputation is on the line after launching a new venture.
Kendal business hub revealed
Plans to transform an unoccupied building in Kendal into an enterprise centre for start up businesses, have been revealed by Invest in South Lakeland.