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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.

Board elected to run Kendal's new Business Improvement District

The Westmorland Gazette: BIDDING FOR SUCCESS: Board of directors elected for Kendal improvement district company

4:16pm Thursday 27th February 2014

ELEVEN board members have been voted on to the board of the company set up to run the Kendal Business Improvement District.

Hotel new girl scoops receptionist of the year title

The Westmorland Gazette: Maratha receives her award from Macdonald Hotels and Resorts' group chief executive David Guile

3:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

AN HOTEL receptionist from Grasmere has been rewarded for her skill and dedication at the Macdonald Hotels and Resorts high achievers awards.

Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

The Westmorland Gazette: Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

12:59pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

ALMOST every family lost a son, in nearly every street at least one house would be in mourning.

Confidence soars as many South Lakeland companies experience strong growth

The Westmorland Gazette: Wax Lyrical marketing director Richard Wood

12:20pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A RAFT of business surveys and reports have provided conclusive evidence that South Lakeland is finally trading its way out of recession.

Lakes Parish Council opposes Sainsbury's plan for Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist's impression of the supermarket Sainsbury's want to build

4:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

LAKES parish councillors have recommended refusal of plans for a Sainsbury’s store on land next to Hayes Garden World in Ambleside.

GSK boss was top speaker

The Westmorland Gazette: GSK at Ulverston

4:46pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

GSK boss David Lynch was the keynote speaker during the annual CBI Cumbria dinner at Low Wood Bay, Windermere, on Thursday.

Ulverston BID project co-ordinator appointed

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston

4:38pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A CO-ORDINATOR has been appointed to oversee the development of an Ulverston Business Improvement District (BID).

Owners breathe new life into Kendal's 'Dragon'

The Westmorland Gazette: The George and Dragon at Kendal

6:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

A KENDAL nightspot has relaunched under new management.

Kendal College offers free help to unemployed people

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Wadsworth

10:33am Friday 7th February 2014

A PROJECT which aims to provide free help to local unemployed people is being offered by Kendal College.

Dalton hotel and restaurant wants to extend

6:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE Chequers Hotel and Restaurant at Dalton-in-Furness has applied to Barrow Borough Council for planning consent to extend its restaurant and create an extra four bedrooms, taking the total to 34.

Tim dishes up better broadband in the wild

The Westmorland Gazette: Phil Dickenson

12:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A SOUTH Lakes business is reaching for the skies when it comes to providing high-speed broadband.

Hospitality on show in the Lakes

9:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

CUMBRIA’S annual hospitality shop window is returning later this month in a new enlarged format.

Undersea purchase for Furness firm

7:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

FURNESS-based marine services company James Fisher and Sons has acquired a company which remotely operates vehicles (ROV) in a £2.5m deal.

Kirkby Lonsdale caravan park wins top award

1:57pm Monday 3rd February 2014

WOODCLOSE Caravan Park at Kirkby Lonsdale has been named AA Best Campsite for the North West in the motoring organisation’s Caravan and Camping Guide 2014.

Top year for sports maker

7:00pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

A SPORTS gear maker that has its creative hub in the Lake District has posted a tenth successive year of record results.

Rise in profits for Cumbrian law firms

1:00pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

LAW firms in Cumbria have generally experienced increases in profitability, according to research from the Law Society.

Electric cars to star at Lakes Hospitality Show

6:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

BUSINESS bosses heading to the major curtain raiser of the Lake District tourism season will get a chance to check out an electric car – and test drive one.

Leigh's hot idea is set to make a splash

4:47pm Monday 27th January 2014

AN ULVERSTON man has set up his own business hoping to take hot tubs to the gardens of South Lakeland and beyond.

Ulverston apprentices take up the challenge

12:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

ULVERSTON-based Siemens Subsea has entered two teams in to the nationally recognised Brathay Apprentice Challenge.

'Super hospital' could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay

11:10am Thursday 23rd January 2014

A ‘SUPER hospital’ could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay as the result of a healthcare review currently being carried out.

Top travel website backs trade show in the Lakes

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

ONE of the world’s biggest holiday websites has signed up for the Lakes Hospitality Trade Show, the county’s largest event of its kind.

Hospitality firms gear up to showcase their goods and services

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

One of the world’s biggest holiday websites has signed up for the Lake Hospitality Trade Show, the county’s largest event of its kind.

Budding farmers urged to join course next month

10:53am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

YOUNG people looking to set up their own business in the farming industry in Cumbria are being urged to join a new programme to help them find their way.

Riding school for sale

4:40pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland riding school and livery yard is on the market.

Train services to Manchester reduced but businesses gather in opposition

6:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A RALLYING cry has gone out for Furness companies to join the campaign to save south Cumbrian rail services.

Family firm sees profits rise by 73 per cent

8:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

WESTMORLAND Ltd, the award-winning motorway services operator, has seen profits rise by 73 per cent.

Ex-chef takes dive into aquatics trade

The Westmorland Gazette: Robert Bingham set up Kendal Aquatics with partner Stacey Roberts

6:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

A KENDAL man has turned his passion for keeping exotic fish into a new business.

Cumbrian training provider offers apprenticeships

4:49pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

A CUMBRIAN training provider is currently offering apprenticeships in trades including mechanics, electrics and welding.

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