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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Record number of foreign visitors to Lake District

Cumbria and the Lake District have welcomed record numbers of overseas visitors so far in 2015.

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Tech firm takes on iconic Ulverston building

Ulverston’s iconic Lantern House is the new home of tech firm Citrus-Lime.

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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.

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New business support venture launched in Barrow

A Barrow-based businessman says that his reputation is on the line after launching a new venture.

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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.