Latest news on Cumbria LEP developments.
Cumbria LEP works with a wide range of local partners to deliver key investments across the county and to press Cumbria’s economic case with regional and national agencies and central government departments. To sign up to receive newsletters from Cumbria LEP, email [email protected]. You can also keep up to date with all our latest news here:
– 15 April 2019
If you are a maker or creator with any ideas or questions about how to innovate, digitise or upgrade your systems and technology generally – come along to learn about how Made Smarter can support your journey with access to expert advice on how to approach technologies such as additive manufacturing, sensors, big data, and virtual reality.
– 15 April 2019
Concluding the 10th April Special European Council, the PM agreed with the EU27 leaders an extension to the EU Exit process.
– 12 April 2019
The Department for International Trade (DIT) have created three informative videos surrounding the impact of Brexit on tarrifs.
– 11 April 2019
Cumbria LEP is proud to be working in collaboration with the military not-for-profit ‘Walking With The Wounded’, supporting hard-to-reach veterans into roles outside of the military.
– 6 April 2019
There will be a series of stakeholder events across the UK, including in Newcastle on Wednesday 15th May, Sheffield on Wednesday 29th May, Birmingham on Friday 7th June and Liverpool on Wednesday 12th June.
– 2 April 2019
The British Business Bank Finance Hub is designed to help businesses understand the financial landscape and ultimately access the right finance for their growth potential.
– 25 March 2019
This pioneering 10 month programme is designed for business leaders of manufacturing SMEs wanting to improve their competitiveness and adopt new ways of working by embracing new technologies.
– 20 March 2019
Over the last two years, NPIF has worked with 10 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Combined Authorities, local accountants, fund managers and banks to provide both debt and equity finance to SMEs across the North West, Yorkshire & Humber and Tees Valley regions.
– 15 March 2019
Cumbria LEP is strengthening its team with the creation of five exciting new permanent job roles, plus one fixed term appointment. These jobs provide the opportunity to be a part of a growing, ambitious and effective organisation responsible for working with businesses and our partners to deliver growth, productivity and prosperity for Cumbria.
– 12 March 2019
This bulletin includes an update from the Local Government EU Exit Team, announcements and new guidance, and news on Parliamentary activity.
– 8 March 2019
Cumbria LEP is calling for more local business leaders to work with schools and colleges and help link the world of work and the world of education. The newly formed Cumbria Careers Hub is aiming to recruit more Enterprise Advisers across the county so that young people have a better understanding of the local economy and the range of careers available in Cumbria.
– 6 March 2019
This Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Brexit update includes announcements and new guidance, an update from the Local Government EU Exit Team, latest Parliamentary activity and relevant upcoming events for Local Authorities.
– 5 March 2019
If you are new to exporting or looking for new markets, this practical two day residential workshop will help you develop your strategy and better understand the key principles and processes of exporting.
– 26 February 2019
Transport for the North Chief Executive, Barry White, joined local civic and business leaders in Cumbria for a local launch of the Strategic Transport Plan, which outlines how a £70 billion pipeline of investment would transform connectivity across the North and unlock £100 billion additional GVA and support the creation of up to 850,000 new jobs.
– 21 February 2019
Cumbria Growth Catalyst will ensure SMEs can access a wide range of business support to unlock the growth potential.
– 13 February 2019
Cumbria LEP is to hold its third and final round of consultation on the county’s new Local Industrial Strategy, which will highlight Cumbria’s strengths and make a compelling case to Government and the private sector for investment up to 2030.
– 13 February 2019
The government has created an online tool for businesses to find the latest information on EU Exit, how they will be affected, and the actions they can take to prepare.
– 11 February 2019
Emma Porter and Sarah Swindley join the LEP as private sector board members, whilst Professor Patricia Livsey, the Chief Executive of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice, joins as CLEP’s first representative from the Voluntary and Community Sector.
– 7 February 2019
Inspira, Cumbria’s leading careers management and personal development organisation, has been announced as the organisation chosen to deliver the Skills Support for the Unemployed programme, awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of Cumbria LEP.
– 4 February 2019
A second competition has now launched by BEIS under the Business Basics fund, with a further £2 million of funding to test innovative ways of encouraging SMEs to adopt productivity-boosting technologies and management practices.
– 4 February 2019
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has met with business leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to focus on Local Industrial Strategy progress and how LEPs are tackling the grand challenges and five foundations of the Industrial Strategy.
– 31 January 2019
An established Cumbrian manufacturing firm is benefiting from a £2.6m investment from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to protect its premises from flooding. James Walker & Co, one of the county’s largest employers over the last 50 years, is using the investment to safeguard its site and secure the jobs of its existing workforce of over 400 employees.
– 23 January 2019
Cumbria LEP has launched a new Careers Hub for the county, one of only 20 to be piloted in England, which will help transform careers education for young people. The Cumbria Careers Hub is a group of 40 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education in the county. Its objective is to better prepare our young people for the world of work.
– 18 January 2019
The Department for Education has launched its new ‘Fire it Up’ campaign to help raise awareness of the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds.
– 14 January 2019
An update on EU exit preparations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: The government is taking the steps to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union and is working to ensure that businesses have the information they need to be ready.
– 21 December 2018
Government has now published new assets to support businesses and individuals in preparing for EU Exit. The ‘Preparing for EU Exit’ website is the central site for guidance aimed at businesses and individuals.
– 21 December 2018
Local Enterprise Partnerships have been asked to assist in Government’s Brexit planning by asking businesses to complete the survey questions below.
– 20 December 2018
Cumbria LEP is opening recruitment for new members to join its governance bodies and work with existing sub-Board members on its new governance structure.
– 7 December 2018
New guidance and support announced by the Department for Education is to help match skills to jobs, with the LEP’s People, Employment and Skills Strategy Group aligned to deliver the role set out for Skills Advisory Panels.
– 29 November 2018
Cumbria LEP has appointed Principal and Chief Executive of Furness College Andrew Wren to join its Board. Mr Wren joined Furness College as Principal and Chief Executive in September 2015. During his first year, he led the successful merger of Furness College and Barrow Sixth Form College, securing the breadth of post-16 education in Furness.