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South Lakes is top location for business start-ups

Published on: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Categorised under: Work , Business, Economy, Investment

Figures collated by the organisation Banksearch and released by the Cumbria Statistical Observatory show that there were 657 business start-ups in Cumbria in the quarter from February to April 2015.

This is 68 more than in the previous quarter.

The highest number of start-ups - 179 - was in South Lakeland (27% of all start-ups) followed by Allerdale with 118 (18%) and Carlisle with 117 (18%).

The highest number of start-ups was in the real estate and professional services sector, this was followed by construction and accommodation and food services recreation, wholesale and retail.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron (pictured) welcomed the news, calling South Lakeland the "small business heart of Cumbria".

He said: "These figures show that South Lakeland is the entrepreneurial engine of the county. When small businesses in the Lakes thrive, then so does our whole economy."

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