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Apprenticeships Offer Fantastic Benefits to Individuals and Employers

In an exclusive column Anne Milton, the Minister of State at the Department for Education, talks about the value of apprenticeships to Cumbria and the UK.

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Apprenticeships are so Important for the county’s Economic Health

Head of Employability and Skills at Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Craig Ivison explains why apprenticeships are vital for the county’s economic health.

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Cumbria has one of the Highest Rates of Apprenticeship Uptake in the Country

Mark Bowman, chief executive of personal development organisation Inspira talks about the widening choice of apprenticeships for young people across Cumbria.

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Leading businesswomen join Cumbria LEP's board

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed three leading local businesswomen to its board.

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MPs to celebrate county's best businesses in Cumbria Day

Cumbria’s MP's will showcase the best of the county’s businesses at the fourth annual Cumbria Day this week.

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New Year, New Career? Choose Cumbria launches campaign to kick off 2019

Choose Cumbria is launching a ‘New Year, New Career’ campaign in a bid to lure people to the county and achieve the perfect work-life balance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cumbria LEP welcomes new investment fund

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the launch of the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Dickensian Festival generates £1m for Ulverston

November’s Dickensian Festival attracted 13,500 people and generated £1m for Ulverston’s economy.

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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.

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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.

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Furness building society celebrates 150 years

A CELEBRATED financial organisation has reached a major milestone as it celebrates 150 years in business.