Sellafield has been promising to make it easier for local businesses to win contracts from the company.
George Beveridge, Deputy Managing Director at Sellafield, says terms and conditions have been simplified for small and medium companies.
He made the announcement at Cumbria Excellence Day, a special event that has been showcasing the success of the energy sector in West Cumbria.
Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart will spend this Saturday night sleeping in one of the highest and coldest places in England to raise awareness of Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal.
He'll be joined by CCF's Chief Executive Andy Beeforth and supported by members of Penrith Mountain Rescue Team. They're hoping it will encourage people to sign up for a similar challenge 'The Big Sleep' in a field beside the Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, on Saturday 15 February.
Every winter, thousands of people die from the effects of living in cold homes.
The average dual fuel bill for gas and electricity is almost fourteen hundred pounds a year according to the energy regulator, Ofgem.
Now a campaign group, backed by 170 organisations, is calling on the Government to spend far more on making our homes energy efficient.
Watch Derek Proud's report for this month's Around The House:
You can see the studio debate on energy and fuel poverty below:
Helen Ford was joined in the Westminster studio this month by Northumberland MPs Guy Opperman and Ian Lavery, to discuss the rising cost of home fuel bills and the health risks of cold homes.
Watch their debate here:
The Chancellor predicts a "year of hard truths" while Labour Leader Ed Miliband says he will save the middle class.
Who are they really talking to, and which of them will sway the voters?
On this month's Around The House from Westminster, South Lakes Liberal Democrat Tim Farron joined Helen Ford and guests to discuss the economic choices facing us all.
Watch the full debate here:
On this month's political programme from Westminster, Around The House, Helen Ford was joined by a panel of MPs - including Westmorland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrat Tim Farron - to discuss the impact of the recent storms and high tides, and the calls for better flood defences.
Watch the full debate here:
The impact of rising energy bills comes under the spotlight on tonight's edition of Around The House.
Plus, the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron is among a panel of politicians discussing the recent floods. He is joined by Skipton and Ripon's Julian Smith and the North Durham MP Kevan Jones.
Join Helen Ford and guests at 11:35pm tonight.
On tonight's political programme from Westminster, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron joins the debate on flood prevention, after the havoc caused by the recent storms and high tides:
Watch the full discussion on Around The House, tonight (Thursday 16th January) at 11.35pm.
A West Cumbrian engineering firm has had its project to build a deep water research facility boosted by a £150,000 grant.
The money from Britain's Energy Coast will help Forth Engineering in Flimby finish off the building work on their mock nuclear pond.
15 new jobs are being created as a result of the facility as Kim Inglis reports.
Watch her full report below.
Mark Telford, managing director of Forth Engineering, explains what the new money given to the firm will be used for: