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Apprentice Matthew secures permanent position

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BRIGHT spark from South Lakeland has successfully completed an apprenticeship scheme and secured a permanent position which will see him work to keep the lights on across the region.

Meaty clicks will aid charity

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A KENDAL wholesale business which sells meat to butchers shops and the public is expanding into the online world with a charitable twist.

Hawkshead firm plans to create 50 new jobs

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW start-up company which is just a year old plans to create 50 new jobs over the next five years.

Award chance for Carnforth travel writer

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CARNFORTH travel writer and business coach has been shortlisted in the Enterprise Vision Awards.

'Remove planning clauses from K Village' plea

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE future viability of K Village could be decided by South Lakeland councillors next month.

Restaurateur set to open two more businesses

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Entrepreneurs behind a new Italian restaurant are already planning to open up at more locations following a successful launch.

Utilities firms lead jobs drive

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW jobs drive is being launched after it was revealed that youth unemployment in the North West is getting worse.

A-Level and AS Level Results - Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

Fishery put on the market

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A UNIQUE Cumbrian lifestyle business in the Eden Valley is on the market for £830,000.

Industry singles out modest Norman for cheese award

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:09am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A CHEESE industry veteran has been presented with a top national award after 30 years service.

Carnforth accountant up for top award

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

ANNE Murray from Carnforth accountant’s Murray & Co has been shortlisted for a prestigious Enterprise Vision Award, in the professional services business of the year category.

Solar boom means more jobs in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Friday 8th August 2014

A CUMBRIA renewable energy firm is creating new jobs across the UK to cope with increasing demand for its solar equipment and biomass boiler systems.

High-speed broadband in Keswick set to deliver boost for tourism

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:44pm Thursday 7th August 2014

The arrival of high-speed fibre broadband is set to deliver a boost for tourism and business in the Lake District town of Keswick, according to research.

Parents of asthma-sufferers urged to be vigilant with medication over summer

The Westmorland Gazette: Sussex Police have issued a warning after asthma inhalers were used to inflict burns on children as part of a school playground craze

4:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

PARENTS of asthma-sufferers are being reminded their children should continue to take their medication properly throughout the summer holidays.

Go Yurt aims to be the next big thing

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A KENDAL businessman has created what looks certain to become the next big thing in ‘glamping’, or glamorous camping.

Outdoor firms flock to Lakes fair to show off their wares

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

business-to-business trade show for the UK’s outdoor retail sector.

Pilot Rachel joins legal firm

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

MILNE Moser solicitors in Kendal has added a new face to its ranks this month.

Ben aims to lead solar charge

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN eco campaigner is committed to leading the solar revolution in the Lake District.

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.



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