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COVID-19: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses...

COVID-19: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Cumbria LEP has collated Government, National and Local resources and guidance... Read More
Important news 17 Mar 2020

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New Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund launches...

New Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund launches

A new discretionary grant fund has been introduced by the UK Government to help more small businesses impacted by COVID-19.Grants... Read More
Latest news 01 Jun 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: University of Cumbria...

Working safely through COVID-19: University of Cumbria

Here at University of Cumbria considerable work has been done to ensure that we can continue to operate safely within the constraints... Read More
Latest news 28 May 2020
Cumbria LEP Board respond to Newton Rigg decision

Cumbria LEP Board respond to Newton Rigg decision

At its meeting today, the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) Board responded with disappointment to Askham Bryan’s... Read More
Latest news 22 May 2020
Apprenticeships continue to drive skills growth in...

Apprenticeships continue to drive skills growth in Cumbria

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) warmly welcomed the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) recently published... Read More
Latest news 22 May 2020
Cumbria's Careers Hub continuing to prosper

Cumbria's Careers Hub continuing to prosper

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has welcomed the publication of new information that shows that Cumbria Careers Hub is... Read More
Latest news 22 May 2020
Cumbrian businesses join Northern Powerhouse colleagues...

Cumbrian businesses join Northern Powerhouse colleagues in presenting the impact of COVID-19 in the North

Business leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse outlined the impact of COVID-19 on their individual economies and on the North... Read More
Latest news 22 May 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Wax Lyrical

Working safely through COVID-19: Wax Lyrical

2020 was envisioned to be a challenging and exciting year for Wax Lyrical but no one could have predicted just how challenging it... Read More
Latest news 21 May 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Tullie House Museum...

Working safely through COVID-19: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Tullie House is an outstanding, inclusive and resilient museum that uses its collections and extensive cultural programme to develop... Read More
Latest news 21 May 2020
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack: Support...

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack: Support for individuals and businesses

As a result of stressful and uncertain times that Coronavirus has presented, the need to consider the mental wellbeing of you and... Read More
Latest news 19 May 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: H&H Reeds

Working safely through COVID-19: H&H Reeds

Andy Jackson is Managing Director of creative print and graphic media company H&H Reeds, which operates out of premises in Carlisle... Read More
Latest news 15 May 2020
Extension of the Job Retention Scheme will provide...

Extension of the Job Retention Scheme will provide much needed support to Cumbrian businesses

The Government’s announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until October has been welcomed by the... Read More
Latest news 13 May 2020
BERRG welcomes new guidance on working safely

BERRG welcomes new guidance on working safely

The Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) of the Local Resilience Forum has welcomed new Government guidance advising... Read More
Latest news 13 May 2020
Don't overlook basic building checks - building owners...

Don't overlook basic building checks - building owners urged

The owners of premises in Cumbria that have been closed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak have been reminded of the continued... Read More
Latest news 08 May 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Network Rail

Working safely through COVID-19: Network Rail

Implementing measures that allowed continued safe working during the Coronavirus outbreak has enabled Network Rail to progress with... Read More
Latest news 07 May 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: The Bath House

Working safely through COVID-19: The Bath House

Since we launched The Bath House in 1997, we have experienced many ups and downs in those 23 years and our company is used to adapting... Read More
Latest news 06 May 2020
Free advice clinics with business experts to help...

Free advice clinics with business experts to help combat COVID-19 impact

Cumbrian businesses are being offered the opportunity to take part in free weekly advice clinics with professional services specialists... Read More
Latest news 01 May 2020
New free online government learning platform to boost...

New free online government learning platform to boost workplace skills

A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home has been launched by Education... Read More
Latest news 01 May 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Kathryn Jackson Coaching...

Working safely through COVID-19: Kathryn Jackson Coaching

Difficult times really do bring people together! Having worked in the nuclear industry sector for 16 of my 30 years in business,... Read More
Latest news 30 Apr 2020
New Bounce Back Loan Scheme available to small businesses...

New Bounce Back Loan Scheme available to small businesses

Small businesses in Cumbria are being made aware of a new fast-track finance scheme, which is providing loans with a 100 per cent... Read More
Latest news 30 Apr 2020
Take action to avoid missing out on business grant...

Take action to avoid missing out on business grant funding

Small businesses and those operating in retail, leisure and hospitality are eligible for a share of millions of pounds of grant funding... Read More
Latest news 27 Apr 2020
Business grants information - on behalf of all District...

Business grants information - on behalf of all District Councils

More than £110 million in Government grants has been issued to more than 10,000 businesses in Cumbria, affected by the Coronavirus... Read More
Latest news 23 Apr 2020
Help us assess the impact on Cumbria's economy

Help us assess the impact on Cumbria's economy

PLEASE COMPLETE THE COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY: https://bit.ly/CumbriaEIS All Cumbrian businesses are invited to take part... Read More
Latest news 22 Apr 2020
Businesses invited to join the Cumbria PPE Manufacturing...

Businesses invited to join the Cumbria PPE Manufacturing Challenge

REGISTER HERE:  https://bit.ly/PPEChallenge Cumbrian businesses are being invited to support the national effort to increase... Read More
Latest news 17 Apr 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Temple Heelis

Working safely through COVID-19: Temple Heelis

Temple Heelis has been providing legal advice in Cumbria for over 200 years, with service and timely advice being absolutely at the... Read More
Latest news 16 Apr 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: James Cropper Plc

Working safely through COVID-19: James Cropper Plc

One of South Lakeland’s biggest employers is doing everything it can to protect staff as it continues to work during the Coronavirus... Read More
Latest news 15 Apr 2020
Funding available to support arts and culture organisations...

Funding available to support arts and culture organisations through COVID-19

Artists and arts organisations in Cumbria can now access additional funding that may offer vital support during the current coronavirus... Read More
Latest news 09 Apr 2020
Supporting businesses to keep their workforce during...

Supporting businesses to keep their workforce during COVID-19

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) is reassuring businesses and employers that help is available... Read More
Latest news 09 Apr 2020
New Government guidance around safe working welcomed...

New Government guidance around safe working welcomed

New Government guidance for businesses on continued safe working during coronavirus has been welcomed by the Business and Economic... Read More
Latest news 09 Apr 2020
Working safely to protect employees and the economy...

Working safely to protect employees and the economy

Last week, the multi-agency Cumbria Strategic Co-ordination Group of the Local Resilience Forum, which is managing the county&rsquo... Read More
Latest news 08 Apr 2020
Cumbrian businesses urged to dig even deeper to protect...

Cumbrian businesses urged to dig even deeper to protect key workers

DONATE HERE:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V9L9DT2 Cumbria’s businesses have dug deep in answer to a plea to... Read More
Latest news 08 Apr 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Oxley Group

Working safely through COVID-19: Oxley Group

The Oxley Group is a Cumbrian company with innovation and creativity written into its DNA. Founded in 1940 to produce capacitors... Read More
Latest news 06 Apr 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Story Contracting

Working safely through COVID-19: Story Contracting

Story Contracting provides building and civil engineering, construction, plant hire, and rail infrastructure services throughout the... Read More
Latest news 06 Apr 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: James Walker & Co...

Working safely through COVID-19: James Walker & Co.

James Walker, one of Cumbria’s largest employers, continues to operate at its Cockermouth manufacturing site as well as the... Read More
Latest news 06 Apr 2020
Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (...

Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) widens call for businesses to donate PPE

DONATE HERE:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V9L9DT2 Everybody is aware of the urgent need to make sure that our essential... Read More
Latest news 02 Apr 2020
Businesses urged to adhere to safe working guidelines...

Businesses urged to adhere to safe working guidelines

The following is released on behalf of the multi-agency Cumbria Strategic Co-ordination Group. Businesses in Cumbria are being... Read More
Latest news 01 Apr 2020
COVID-19: Sector-specific support

COVID-19: Sector-specific support

Cumbria LEP is here to support your business with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. From speaking to our business community... Read More
Latest news 26 Mar 2020
Businesses urged to donate Personal Protective Equipment...

Businesses urged to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support Cumbria's health workers

DONATE HERE:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V9L9DT2 The Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) of the... Read More
Latest news 25 Mar 2020
Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (...

Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) in place to support businesses through COVID-19

The Local Resilience Forum has established a number of sub-groups to support people and businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus... Read More
Latest news 18 Mar 2020
New video showcases careers in Cumbria

New video showcases careers in Cumbria

A new video highlighting the excellent career opportunities available to young people in Cumbria has just been released by Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 06 Mar 2020
Government releases Coronavirus action plan

Government releases Coronavirus action plan

On 3 March 2020 the Governement released its COVID-19 (Coronvirus) action plan. The document sets out:  What is currently... Read More
Latest news 05 Mar 2020
Cumbria Careers Hub: Michael Jeschke, Materials Expert...

Cumbria Careers Hub: Michael Jeschke, Materials Expert at Siemens Subsea

Dr Michael Jeschke works at Siemens Subsea in Ulverston and is an Enterprise Adviser at John Ruskin School through Cumbria Careers... Read More
Latest news 04 Mar 2020
Cumbria Careers Hub: Kathryn Jackson, Personal Development...

Cumbria Careers Hub: Kathryn Jackson, Personal Development Coach at Kathryn Jackson Coaching

Kathryn Jackson, Founder and Personal Development Coach at Kathryn Jackson Coaching, is an Enterprise Adviser at Energy Coast University... Read More
Latest news 02 Mar 2020
Developing Cumbria's future workforce

Developing Cumbria's future workforce

National Careers Week provides the perfect opportunity for leaders in Cumbria’s businesses to play a major role in developing... Read More
Latest news 28 Feb 2020
New campaign celebrates our young people and promotes...

New campaign celebrates our young people and promotes the great careers available in Cumbria

A new campaign is about to launch which both celebrates our young people and promotes the great careers available to them in Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 24 Feb 2020
Careers Hub celebrates a year of success

Careers Hub celebrates a year of success

SENIOR leaders and key practitioners from the careers and education sector will gather near Penrith next week to celebrate the achievements... Read More
Latest news 20 Feb 2020
Armed Forces Community to host Cumbria Employer Recognition...

Armed Forces Community to host Cumbria Employer Recognition Scheme workshop

The North West Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) and Cumbria County Council will be hosting the Cumbria Employer Recognition... Read More
Latest news 18 Feb 2020
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s Investment...

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s Investment Panel seeks a new member

The body responsible for overseeing and developing a pipeline of investments in Cumbria has a vacancy for a new member. The Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 14 Feb 2020
Ideas and Innovation Strategy Group seeks new Chair...

Ideas and Innovation Strategy Group seeks new Chair and members

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is looking to appoint a new leader for its Ideas and Innovation Strategy Group. Giles... Read More
Latest news 13 Feb 2020
New programme to assist SMEs in Barrow area

New programme to assist SMEs in Barrow area

A new programme to help the development of businesses in the Furness area will be launched shortly – and potential participants... Read More
Latest news 12 Feb 2020
Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone to feature in multi-...

Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone to feature in multi-billion pound Northern Powerhouse portfolio

Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone will become the first site in Cumbria to be awarded a place in the Capital Investment Portfolio for... Read More
Latest news 03 Feb 2020
Growing Our Potential – Support for Businesses to...

Growing Our Potential – Support for Businesses to Grow

CLEP’s Growing Our Potential Programme is funded by Government’s Local Growth Fund and is designed to support growth,... Read More
Latest news 30 Jan 2020
LEP launches new grant fund to support Cumbrian business...

LEP launches new grant fund to support Cumbrian business growth

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has launched a new grant scheme – the Growing Our Potential Fund – to support... Read More
Latest news 28 Jan 2020
New LEP Panel Chair issues call for more members

New LEP Panel Chair issues call for more members

The new Chair of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s (CLEP’s) Professional Services Sector Panel is calling for more... Read More
Latest news 28 Jan 2020
CLEP Board appoints new Voluntary and Community Sector...

CLEP Board appoints new Voluntary and Community Sector representative

The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) appointed a new Board member as its Voluntary and Community Sector representative... Read More
Latest news 28 Jan 2020
Inaugural meeting of Cumbria LEP’s new Futures Forum...

Inaugural meeting of Cumbria LEP’s new Futures Forum

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s (CLEP’s) Futures Forum has met for the first time to address key issues facing... Read More
Latest news 24 Jan 2020
Local employers pledge to help young people prepare...

Local employers pledge to help young people prepare for the world of work

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the first two local businesses to become Cornerstone Employers, a progressive role... Read More
Latest news 22 Jan 2020
Cumbria’s leaders join together to develop talent...

Cumbria’s leaders join together to develop talent

A group of Cumbria’s leaders have joined together to explore opportunities to work together collectively in order to develop... Read More
Latest news 20 Jan 2020
Cumbria LEP seeks to strengthen Energy Panel

Cumbria LEP seeks to strengthen Energy Panel

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is looking to recruit individuals to join one of its key Sector Panels and help shape... Read More
Latest news 13 Dec 2019
Siemens Helps Cumbrian School Reach Enterprise Education...

Siemens Helps Cumbrian School Reach Enterprise Education Success

John Ruskin School in Coniston is promoting career advice and opportunities with the expertise of their new Enterprise Adviser, Mike... Read More
Latest news 06 Nov 2019
Thomas Cook Employment Fair Arrives in the North West...

Thomas Cook Employment Fair Arrives in the North West

On Monday 11 November, a specialist employment fair will be held at Manchester Central to support former Thomas Cook and supply chain... Read More
Latest news 04 Nov 2019
Kind Cumbria Day

Kind Cumbria Day

On the 13th of November it is World Kindness Day, where people are being encouraged to inspire others to be kinder to one another... Read More
Latest news 30 Oct 2019
Agri-Food Businesses & Brexit: October Update

Agri-Food Businesses & Brexit: October Update

On Monday the EU27 agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a Brexit extension until 31 January 2020, meaning we will... Read More
Latest news 30 Oct 2019
Businesses Invited to Explore Offshore Wind Opportunities...

Businesses Invited to Explore Offshore Wind Opportunities

Businesses are being invited to explore supply chain opportunities in the offshore wind sector in Cumbria and beyond. Cumbria already... Read More
Latest news 30 Oct 2019
Cumbria LEP seeks business leaders to join Board

Cumbria LEP seeks business leaders to join Board

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is looking to recruit two leading local business people to complete its new-look Board structure... Read More
Latest news 15 May 2019
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1st June 2020 - New Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund launches

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1st May 2020 - New free online government learning platform to boost workplace skills

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1st May 2020 - Free advice clinics with business experts to help combat COVID-19 impact

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6th May 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: The Bath House

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7th May 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Network Rail

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8th May 2020 - Don't overlook basic building checks - building owners urged

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13th May 2020 - BERRG welcomes new guidance on working safely

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13th May 2020 - Extension of the Job Retention Scheme will provide much needed support to Cumbrian businesses

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15th May 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: H&H Reeds

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19th May 2020 - Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack: Support for individuals and businesses

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21st May 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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28th May 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: University of Cumbria

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21st May 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Wax Lyrical

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22nd May 2020 - Cumbrian businesses join Northern Powerhouse colleagues in presenting the impact of COVID-19 in the North

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22nd May 2020 - Cumbria's Careers Hub continuing to prosper

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22nd May 2020 - Apprenticeships continue to drive skills growth in Cumbria

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22nd May 2020 - Cumbria LEP Board respond to Newton Rigg decision

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1st April 2020 - Businesses urged to adhere to safe working guidelines

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2nd April 2020 - Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) widens call for businesses to donate PPE

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6th April 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: James Walker & Co.

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6th April 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Story Contracting

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6th April 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Oxley Group

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8th April 2020 - Cumbrian businesses urged to dig even deeper to protect key workers

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8th April 2020 - Working safely to protect employees and the economy

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9th April 2020 - New Government guidance around safe working welcomed

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9th April 2020 - Supporting businesses to keep their workforce during COVID-19

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9th April 2020 - Funding available to support arts and culture organisations through COVID-19

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15th April 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: James Cropper Plc

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16th April 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Temple Heelis

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17th April 2020 - Businesses invited to join the Cumbria PPE Manufacturing Challenge

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22nd April 2020 - Help us assess the impact on Cumbria's economy

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23rd April 2020 - Business grants information - on behalf of all District Councils

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27th April 2020 - Take action to avoid missing out on business grant funding

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30th April 2020 - New Bounce Back Loan Scheme available to small businesses

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30th April 2020 - Working safely through COVID-19: Kathryn Jackson Coaching

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2nd March 2020 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Kathryn Jackson, Personal Development Coach at Kathryn Jackson Coaching

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4th March 2020 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Michael Jeschke, Materials Expert at Siemens Subsea

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5th March 2020 - Government releases Coronavirus action plan

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6th March 2020 - New video showcases careers in Cumbria

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17th March 2020 - COVID-19: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

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18th March 2020 - Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) in place to support businesses through COVID-19

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25th March 2020 - Businesses urged to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support Cumbria's health workers

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26th March 2020 - COVID-19: Sector-specific support

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13th February 2020 - Ideas and Innovation Strategy Group seeks new Chair and members

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14th February 2020 - Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s Investment Panel seeks a new member

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3rd February 2020 - Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone to feature in multi-billion pound Northern Powerhouse portfolio

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12th February 2020 - New programme to assist SMEs in Barrow area

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20th January 2020 - Cumbria’s leaders join together to develop talent

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22nd January 2020 - Local employers pledge to help young people prepare for the world of work

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24th January 2020 - Inaugural meeting of Cumbria LEP’s new Futures Forum

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28th January 2020 - CLEP Board appoints new Voluntary and Community Sector representative

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28th January 2020 - New LEP Panel Chair issues call for more members

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28th January 2020 - LEP launches new grant fund to support Cumbrian business growth

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30th January 2020 - Growing Our Potential – Support for Businesses to Grow

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