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Six Cumbrian companies make finals of national green tourism awards

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CUMBRIA’s place as a hotbed for green business has been underlined with six firms named in the top three per cent in Britain.

Family values pay off again for Cumbrian firm

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN award-winning family firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, has added another title to their collection.

Expert Chris helps hotels reach their potential

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HE’S the smartly-dressed guest with the false name who has visited 16 countries in under two years staying at over 100 luxury hotels.

Council hosts seminar to look at state of high streets

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SOUTH Lakeland District Council was the brains behind a successful business and networking event staged at Kendal Town Hall.

Investment is on the rise

10:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

THE number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects secured by the North West grew 27 per cent in 2013.

Apprentice help at hand in Eden

11:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

COUNTY councillors have earmarked funding for businesses in Eden to take on apprentices.

£200,000 refurbishment at Arnside pub

The Westmorland Gazette: Tony and Jeanette Keates

4:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

A REVAMPED Arnside pub has topped out a £200,000 refurb.

Hotel wins website accolade

2:34pm Monday 16th June 2014

A SOUTH Lakes hotel has won a global industry award for its website.

Contingency fire crews tackle Morecambe's Megazone blaze during strike

The Westmorland Gazette: Picture by David Billinge

12:50pm Friday 13th June 2014

'CONTINGENCY' Fire Crews tackled a blaze Morecambe's Megazone Lazer Tag Centre last night whilst Fire Fighters where taking part in a national Strike.

Lakes firm opens £10million extension

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP cuts the ribbon at the new Lakeland centre, watched by managing director Sam Rayner, centre manager Claire Seddon and  Peter Thornton, chairman of South Lakeland District Council

2:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A FAMILY-OWNED Lake District firm has opened a new £10million extension at its Kendal distribution centre.

Duchess of Northumberland opens new business 'hub' in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: The Duchess of Northumberland and Adrian Rawlinson, managing director of Marl International

9:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

A LEADING Ulverston company hopes its new rural growth hub will pave the way for a brighter future for Cumbrian businesses.

New general manager at the World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness

12:20pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

ONE of the Lake District’s most visited tourist attractions has appointed a new general manager.

Cumbria basks in a new tourism boom

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria basks in a new tourism boom

8:40am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THE FIGURES are finally in and they support what many suspected – last year’s hot summer was a tourism record-breaker.

Family firm is going for gold

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Needham, left, from Waterhead, and Matt Stanaway, from The Midland, display their Gold Green Business Tourism Awards

4:10pm Monday 9th June 2014

A LAKE District family run firm now has a fistful of gold awards for being super green.

More than 40 universities and colleges to attend education fair at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Successful exam results can be a passport to an offer from universities and colleges

10:00am Monday 9th June 2014

MORE than 40 universities and colleges from around the UK will be exhibiting at the annual South Lakes Higher Education Fair.

Accountant returns to home town

The Westmorland Gazette: Rosemary Lewes

8:38am Monday 9th June 2014

A SEDBERGH chartered accountant is returning to full-time practice in her home town.

Wolf inspires Endmoor man's new pet project

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Knowles with his pet Oushba – and an enlarged print of her paw print

9:20am Friday 30th May 2014

A WALK in a forest in Romania provided the spark for an Endmoor man’s new business venture.

Eden firm moves 'quietly' into the future

The Westmorland Gazette: Martin Bell with one of the new e-Tricks bikes

7:00pm Sunday 25th May 2014

AN EDEN company has been given exclusive rights to sell a new range of ‘quiet’ electric motorbikes which were developed in southern France.

New branch for Milne Moser

2:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

A NEW branch of Milne Moser, the South Lakeland solicitors and estate agents, has been opened at Westmorland House, The Square, Milnthorpe, by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.

Cumberland Building Society sees profits rise

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumberland Building Society sees profits rise

11:50am Friday 23rd May 2014

CUMBERLAND Building Society has posted a profit after tax of £7.66m for the year ended March 31 – a rise of £1.5m on the previous year.

South Lakes Investment team hits £250 million mark

The Westmorland Gazette: Richard Dawson

11:42am Friday 23rd May 2014

THE Kendal office of a global investment management company has passed the £250-million milestone in the value of funds it manages.

Store celebrates 15 years in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: The Emily Hill band performing outside Fat Face at Ambleside

9:52am Friday 23rd May 2014

Ambleside Fat Face held an evening of fun, food and entertainment lst night to promote the launch of its summer collection and to celebrate the 15 years since the Ambleside store opened.

New scheme helps young people scoot into the world of work

The Westmorland Gazette: Asher Hamilton on her scooter with Pete Armitage of Inspira

8:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

YOUNG people living in rural areas and struggling to to school, college or their place of work are being offered help.

New headteacher at Heversham outlines her vision for the future

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleo Cunningham

8:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE new headteacher of a small rural primary school says she is ‘committed to getting the best out of children’.

Popular feedback lifts Kendal estate agent to national prize

The Westmorland Gazette: Derwent Island House

1:14pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A KENDAL-based letting agency has received national acclaim.

TripAdvisor buys Ulverston enterpreneur's travel firm

7:20am Monday 19th May 2014

AN Ulverston entrepreneur has sold her niche travel advice company to the global giant TripAdvisor.

Ulverston GSK staff win first aid prize

The Westmorland Gazette: Alan and Christine hold the trophy they won in Glasgow, flanked by first-aid team colleagues Nikki Brown and Josh Fitzgerald

12:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014

Two GSK Ulverston employees representing the antibiotics factory in a first-aid competition which attracted top teams from industries throughout the North dropped only a single point to win the pairs trophy.

Fears that on-street parking charges will hit trade in Bowness, Windermere, Kendal and Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Memories of Kendal sought

10:10am Thursday 15th May 2014

BUSINESSES could be blighted in some of South Lakeland’s busiest towns if on-street parking charges are rolled out, warn opponents.

Milnthorpe firm hands over its 1,000th four-deck trailer

The Westmorland Gazette: The trailer is handed over

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MILNTHORPE livestock transport manufacturer Houghton-Parkhouse has handed over its 1,000th ‘Professional’ four-deck trailer to one of its longest-standing customers.

Farrier Mark aims to hoof it into the South Lakes market

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Wood

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN ambitious farrier is hoping to expand his business to bring his expertise into South Lakeland.

Turnover tripled in just one year

The Westmorland Gazette: Sue Coulson

7:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A FLEDGLING Windermere business which helps companies develop has seen its own turnover triple in a year.

Coniston tile maker is fired with enthusiasm

The Westmorland Gazette: Harry Appleyard aims to grow his new Motif Tiles business into a top name brand

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A YOUNG entrepreneur has an ambition to transform a small handmade tile business into a top brand.

Eden MP Rory Stewart aims to help local savers

The Westmorland Gazette: Rory Stewart

4:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

EDEN MP Rory Stewart says he is seeking to develop a ‘simple mechanism’ which would enable Cumbrian savers to support the county’s small businesses.

New clinic for Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette: Alex Burch

3:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

A NEW physio-therapy clinic has opened in Carnforth.

EXEC FILE: Katherine Sibley

12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Katherine Sibley, associate solicitor in the commercial and litigation department at Baines Wilson

Town has the White Stuff

The Westmorland Gazette: Town has the White Stuff

8:10am Wednesday 26th March 2014

NATIONAL lifestyle fashion retailer White Stuff is moving to Kendal.

GlaxoSmithKline hosts apprenticeship evening

The Westmorland Gazette: GSK at Ulverston

3:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

MORE than 100 people attended an open evening at Ulverston-based GlaxoSmithKline to find out more about apprenticeships. The pharmaceutical company is taking on nine new apprentices in labora-tories, engineering and manufacturing and human resources manager Sarah Hart said she wanted to encourage anyone thinking about an apprenticeship to look at what GSK had to offer.

Kirkby Lonsdale campsite wins award

2:04pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

WOODCLOSE Caravan Park, in Kirkby Lonsdale, has been named AA Regional Campsite of the Year 2014 for the North West, at a lunch held at the Aztec Hotel, in Bristol.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

1:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

NEW on-call firefighters are being sought in a county-wide recruitment drive.

Vince Cable MP outlines what the Government is doing to boost the economy - but tells South Lakes firms they have a vital role to play

The Westmorland Gazette: Vince Cable at the Partners Networking Dinner (Picture by Ian Wood Photography)

1:50pm Monday 24th March 2014

GOVERNMENT strategy for tackling underlying problems in the British economy were outlined in Kendal by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable.

Industrial Cadets scheme launched at GSK at Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: At the Industrial Cadets’ launch day teams were given the task of creating a rollercoaster ride for a marble, using card and sticky tape.

7:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

Employees from GSK’s antibiotics manufacturing site at Ulverston and pupils from three local schools have embarked on a 10-week Industrial Cadets programme aimed at giving young people experience of industry.

Barrow firm acquires Swedish firm in multi-million pound deal

The Westmorland Gazette: James Fisher and Sons

1:25pm Friday 21st March 2014

CUMBRIAN marine services business James Fisher & Sons has acquired the Swedish company Defence Consulting Europe (DCE) for an initial sum of £3.7m – with a further £1.9m payable if turnover and profit targets are met.

Ambleside garden centre blossoms online

The Westmorland Gazette: Hayes Garden World

11:13am Wednesday 19th March 2014

HAYES Garden World at Ambleside received first place for the excellent quality of its website in a review undertaken by the Garden Centre Association.

Major refurbishment planned for hotel at Bowness

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist’s impression of the finished hotel project

8:10am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A VICTORIAN hotel on the shores of Windermere has been chosen as a showcase for one of Britain’s most iconic home design companies.

Lancaster University experts seek the perfect match

2:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

MANAGEMENT experts at Lancaster University are looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events.

Eden £1,000 rate relief scheme

10:55am Monday 17th March 2014

EDEN District Council’s executive has adopted a scheme of rate relief aimed at retail businesses, worth up to £1,000.

50 jobs up for grabs at South Lakes motorway services

The Westmorland Gazette: Collison causes M6 disruption

12:10pm Saturday 15th March 2014

MOTORWAY services operator Roadchef has announced plans to recruit 50 new people at its Killington Lake site near J37 of the M6.

Cumbria and north Lancashire dogs win top prizes at Crufts

The Westmorland Gazette: Jane Graham and Rhys

7:58am Wednesday 12th March 2014

CANINES from Cumbria and north Lancashire enjoyed success at Crufts.

Lancaster University's new business programme aims to boost Cumbrian enterprise

The Westmorland Gazette: SIGNIFICANT: Programme manager Kim Ashby

5:05pm Monday 3rd March 2014

GROWTH-hungry Cumbrian businesses are to get a helping hand from a specially designed programme which launches next month.

Food for thought - topical talk over breakfast planned for business leaders in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Authority to be the host with toast at morning gathering

4:35pm Thursday 27th February 2014

TOPICAL business issues will be discussed at a breakfast networking meeting organised by South Lakeland District Council.

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