4:45 pm, Tue 05 Feb 2013 £5m for Cumbria's manufacturing firms
Cumbrian cash boost will 'help companies grow'
Five million pounds is being invested in to west Cumbria's manufacturing, with the hope that the cash boost will help companies grow and create new jobs.
The money is coming from Britain's Energy Coast, a body which encouraged economic investment into the area.
It has awarded the first grant to a company who specialise in making astro turf pitches.
Samantha Parker reports:
2:59 pm, Tue 05 Feb 2013 £5m for Cumbria's manufacturing firms
Maryport manufacturing firm awarded £45,000
Saracens Stadium with a SiS pitch
Credit: Britain's Energy Coast
Britain's Energy Coast have awarded £45,000 to Maryport firm 'Support in Sport' (SiS), who specialise in making astro turf pitches.
The grant is part of a five million pounds investment into Cumbria's manufacturing industry.
SiS Manufacturing Ltd, who are based at Glasson Industrial Estate, recently manufactured and installing an artificial pitch for Premiership rugby club Saracens at their new ground in London.
The club are to the first professional rugby union club to play on a fully artificial pitch.
7:00 am, Tue 05 Feb 2013 £5m for Cumbria's manufacturing firms
£5m investment for manufacturing in Cumbria
Five million pounds is being invested in to west Cumbria's manufacturing.
It is hoped the cash boost will help companies grow and create new jobs.
The money is coming from Britain's Energy Coast who have awarded the first £45,000 to Maryport firm 'Support in Sport' who specialise in making astro turf pitches.
Businesses of any size, can apply for grants of £10,000 upwards for investment in fixed assets such as land, buildings, plant and equipment as well as Research and Development.
Businesses can apply for the grant by visiting the Britain's energy coast
11:48 am, Tue 08 Jan 2013 £10million investment for Kendal company
'We have an incredibly loyal workforce in Cumbria'
The Managing Director of Lakeland has announced major investment plans for the Lake District based company.
Around 600 jobs could be created as part of the £10 million growth plans, including an expansion of the distribution centre in Kendal.
"We have an incredibly loyal and industrious workforce here in Cumbria, therefore it is right for us to expand here. The company was founded in the Lake District and that is where our heart is.
"The infrastructure is already in place and it makes perfect sense for us to take this exciting step and to expand in this way."
– Sam Raynar, Managing Director, Lakeland
11:41 am, Tue 08 Jan 2013 £10million investment for Kendal company
Lakeland unveils £10million expansion
Lakeland flagship store, Windermere
A kitchenware company based in Kendal has announced a £10 million investment to expand its distribution centre.
The Cumbrian firm 'Lakeland', say that the planned expansion, along with the opening of new stores, could create around 600 jobs.
The company already has 60 high street stores and the expansion comes as part of their planned growth in the UK.
3:41 pm, Tue 21 Aug 2012 £3.5 million investment for Cumbria
Millions earmarked for Cumbria
Hundreds of jobs and rural businesses could be created in Cumbria.
The Farming Minister Jim Paice has announced a £3.5 million pound investment.
He was in the county on a rural roadshow. He visited an award winning creamery and spoke at the first dairy farmer's conference. Kim Inglis reports.
12:03 pm, Tue 21 Aug 2012 £3.5 million investment for Cumbria
Export deal for Lake District creamery
A Cumbrian creamery has secured an export deal to supply cheese to a major airline.
Lake District Creamery, owned by First Milk - a consortium of 2,000 farmers, has announced it has secured a export deal to supply around six million portions to passengers on Emirates Airlines over the next year.
The Farming Minister Jim Paice MP said:
"Only a few years after purchasing the site, First Milk has already been successful in putting their Lake District Creamery on the world stage. More importantly, the company has shown how an added-value, export-led business strategy, focussing on the long-term opportunities for dairy can drive returns for Cumbrian farmers that supply milk to the creamery."
– Jim Paice MP