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1,000th apprentice is from Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Lovell employee John Postlethwaite

1:53pm Friday 31st October 2014

An unemployed 28-year-old from Cumbria has become the 1,000th apprentice recruited by housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell since launching its national apprentice training programme in 2003.

Sweet taste of success for Grasmere chocolatiers

8:29am Friday 31st October 2014

SUCCESS tastes sweet for two Lake District chocolatiers.

Builder scoops award

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SOUTH Lakeland home builder Russell Armer Homes is celebrating being named among the winners in the regional heat of the prestigious International Property Awards.

AA award for Hipping Hall

2:26pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

HIPPING Hall at Cowan Bridge, near Kirkby Lonsdale, has won The Inspector's Choice award from the AA in the ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ category. It joins L’Enclume, Cartmel, and The Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite, as one of only three businesses in Cumbria to hold the award in that category. Owner Andrew Wildsmith said he was‘thrilled’ with the win and proud of his team.

Legal eagles join Kendal law firm

The Westmorland Gazette: CLASS OF 2014: The new legal eagles working for Harrison and Drury - Rhian Hawkins, Laura Brereton with director Owen McKenna and Jack Stephenson

11:54am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LAW firm has recruited three new legal eagles who will become solicitors in just two years.

Grange road closed due to fuel and oil spillage after crash

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

11:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE road between Lindale and Grange was closed last night while oil and fuel was cleared following a crash.

Confidence falls

5:05pm Monday 27th October 2014

A SURVEY of businesses has found that confidence has fallen.

Don't 'overstretch' warning

3:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

KENDAL businesses are being warned not to 'overstretch' as the UK economic recovery continues to gather pace.

Firm lights up with success

The Westmorland Gazette: BRIGHT LIGHT: The new G500 aircraft which will be fitted with lights made in Ulverston by Oxleys

11:50am Monday 27th October 2014

AN ULVERSTON firm is taking off as bright lights in business jets after landing a major order with a US commercial aircraft giant.

Kendal letting agents to win awards

5:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

KENDAL online letting agents, Mint Homes, have been shortlisted for two national awards for excellence.

S. Lakes 'sold' at business expo

9:08am Friday 24th October 2014

SOUTH Lakeland has been pushed as a place for inward investment to businesses on the look-out for land.

Legal eagle

The Westmorland Gazette: NEW HIRE: Laura Barnfield

7:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COMMERCIAL law firm which acts for many businesses in South Cumbria and North Lancashire, has taken on a new partner.

Solicitors joins firm

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Rose of Progression Solicitors

7:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SIMON Rose, a solicitor previously working in Kendal and Milnthorpe for over 26 years, has joined Progression Solicitors to set up a new office covering Cartmel, Grange-Over Sands, Milnthorpe, Arnside and Silverdale.

New services win national recognition

3:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Cumbrian-based Westmorland Family of businesses, which owns and operates Tebay Services, has won the prestigious Observer Food Monthly “Best Newcomer” award for its newly opened Gloucester Services on M5.

South Lakes MP Tim Farron in a bid to attract national retailers to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

2:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to major national retailers in a bid to attract them to Kendal.

Online shop is a gift

9:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Windermere-based online giftware shop is helping children in undeveloped countries.

Daffodil Hotel staff 'blooming' after picking up best UK Spa award

The Westmorland Gazette: BLOOMING great: Staff of the Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere gather to celebrate their award

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Daffodil Hotel and Spa in Grasmere has won the UK’s Best Spa 2014.

75 new jobs on the way for South Lakes firms

The Westmorland Gazette: GOOD NEWS: Lawrence Conway, chief executive of South Lakeland District Counci. Pic by Steven Barber Photography Ltd

11:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO of South Lakeland’s oldest businesses have announced expansion plans which will see the creation of 75 new jobs.

Hotel narrowly misses out on top award

5:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WINDERMERE'S Cedar Manor narrowly missed first place in a nationwide search for the most stylish hotel.

DAV for TV

5:21pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A SOUTH Cumbrian company is expanding into the Lakes and North Lancashire to work with holiday parks, hotels and holiday let companies.

Amanda a mum in a million

The Westmorland Gazette: MUMPRENEUR: Amanda Peffer, of Kendal

2:20pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A BUSY mum who juggles two children with running her own international business has made the finals of a major competition.

Eden hotel recognised at industry event

The Westmorland Gazette: NOMINATION: From left, Fiona Bruce, Mike Dunbobbin, Angela Dunbobbin, Simon Numphud

9:55am Saturday 11th October 2014

AN EDEN hotel is one of three in the country to be nominated nationally for an eco award.

TK Maxx for Barrow

11:23am Friday 10th October 2014

A NEW TK Maxx store has opened its doors in Barrow - creating 45 new jobs.

New associate for Kendal law firm

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10:50am Friday 10th October 2014

A LAW firm with offices in Kendal has added to its property team with a member of staff who will advise clients across Cumbria and Lancashire.

Plan to help apprentices is going strong

The Westmorland Gazette: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

4:53pm Thursday 9th October 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has heralded the news that an average of 61 apprenticeships per month have been created in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

Gold for Sally

The Westmorland Gazette: Sally (centre) celebrates with her team

10:24am Saturday 4th October 2014

A LAKE District-based holiday lettings agency has won a national accolade.

The world is Adam's oyster

The Westmorland Gazette: Young student Adam Boardman with the other competition finalists in Switzerland

4:27pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A YOUNG student has enjoyed a whirlwind summer - rubbing shoulders all over the globe - with more to come.

Meet Heversham's Queen Elsa

The Westmorland Gazette: Robyn Ashcroft as Disney character Queen Elsa from popular children's film Frozen

7:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MEET 'Queen Elsa' from the Disney 's children's blockbuster Frozen.

Tesco plan for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Council hosts key business event

3:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TESCO Stores Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to make alterations to the former Milletts store at 26-28 Highgate, Kendal.

Lakeland announces rise in turnover but fall in profits

The Westmorland Gazette: (10534530)

7:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

KITCHENWARE giant Lakeland has seen pre-tax profits fall by half after investing millions and expanding its business into Europe.

Christmas work chance from high street giant

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

LEADING high street retailer Argos is looking for around 300 seasonal workers in the North West to help serve customers during the peak Christmas shopping season.

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.

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