Small firms show their worth

An event's been held in Workington to showcase successful small and medium sized firms in West Cumbria. High tech engineering firms in the energy sector are booming in the area.

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Engineering skills gap opens up in West Cumbria

A gap has opened up between the availability of skilled engineers in West Cumbria and the numbers of jobs that area being created there

The problem is that the energy sector is continuing to grow but the level of skills isn't increasing at the same rate.

It's an issue that was discussed at the Cumbria Excellence Day, an invent to promote small and medium sized businesses.

Luke Dicicco from Britain's Energy Coast - which helps local firms to invest in skills - says it's a problem that is being addressed.

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