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."
Rural communities in Cumbria are to receive extra money to help small businesses.They'll get a share of fifteen million pounds from the government to create new business networks to support rural firms.
A number of local business hubs will also be set up providing office and meeting space, to allow business owners to share ideas and improve their companies.