Cumbria Tourism plans to make the region the Adventure Capital of the UK by 2018. So what does this mean for business in the area?Read the full story ›
Cumbria had a record number of business start ups in 2014, but is still lagging behind the UK average.
There were 2,372 new businesses set up, an increase of 5.4% on the previous year. The average increase in the UK was 6.6%.
Kate Walby has this report:
More than a thousand construction workers at Sellafield have voted for strike action.
Unite union says the move follows a 10 month dispute over health and safety and a disagreement over the employment of a full-time shop steward.
Sellafield says the workers are contractors, employed by other companies, and their actions are not affecting safety or site operations.
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is crediting the economy, redundancy payouts, and flexible working hours for the reported boom in new businesses in the county.
It says it's doing lots of work throughout the region to encourage people to work for themselves.
A public consultation on plans to construct a new nuclear power station is set to start in May.
NuGen’s proposed Moorside Project, which would be Europe’s largest new nuclear development, would be built on land surrounding the existing Sellafield Site.
The consultation will start with an event at the Moorside Information Centre in Whitehaven’s Civic Hall on May 16.
More than 20 consultation events are to be held across Cumbria and the process is expected to last for 10 weeks.
“NuGen is very keen to hear the public’s views on the project and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to either come to one of the Cumbrian events, drop into the Moorside Information Centre, or register to “Have Your Say” through the consultation website.”
Cumbria has seen a record number of new businesses start up in the last 12 months, according to Inform Direct.
The online company records management system claims over 2,000 companies were formed in 2014.
But this 5.5% rise is below the UK average increase of 6.6%.
An exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is celebrating the history of the Borders' business.Read the full story ›
Businesses in the Lake District are trying to do more to tap into the potentially massive Chinese tourism market.
Paul Crone went to find out more.
Rare pieces of knitwear produced in the Borders have gone on display at the National Museum of Scotland.
The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland, tracing the history of the company from its beginning as an undergarment manufacturer in Hawick.
The company claim its roots are important to its success.
It is one of the reasons why Pringle still has its head office there, it is why it does all of its sampling and limited edition production there. So it is still a vital part of Scottish manufacturing"
Businesses in the Lake District are trying to do more to tap into the potentially massive Chinese tourism market.Read the full story ›