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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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Lord Inglewood reappointed as LEP Chair

Lord Inglewood reappointed as LEP Chair

At its recent meeting, the Cumbria LEP Board ratified the re-appointment of Lord Inglewood as Chair. Lord Inglewood was originally... Read More
Latest news 29 Jul 2021
Recruits sought to help Careers Hub expand

Recruits sought to help Careers Hub expand

Cumbria Careers Hub is expanding in time for the new academic year to include all eligible secondary schools, special schools and... Read More
Latest news 22 Jul 2021
CLEP Chair welcomes clarity on Local Government reorganisation

CLEP Chair welcomes clarity on Local Government reorganisation

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has welcomed publication of the Government’s plans for the reorganisation of local... Read More
Latest news 22 Jul 2021
Job Opening: Enterprise Coordinator

Job Opening: Enterprise Coordinator

Job Title: Enterprise Coordinator Salary: £30,000 Location: Cumbria Reporting To: Hub Lead Terms: Fixed Term to 31st... Read More
Latest news 20 Jul 2021
CLEP Chair helps launch North West clean energy Prospectus

CLEP Chair helps launch North West clean energy Prospectus

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) Chair Lord Inglewood will help launch a landmark report into the economic opportunities... Read More
Latest news 08 Jul 2021
LEP's 2021 Peer Network programme opens for business

LEP's 2021 Peer Network programme opens for business

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has announced that the successful Peer Network programme has now opened for business in... Read More
Latest news 01 Jul 2021
Business Hub launched to provide expert support to Cumbria's businesses

Business Hub launched to provide expert support to Cumbria's businesses

A new business advisory and growth support service has been launched by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) to help the county... Read More
Latest news 01 Jul 2021
Changes to CLEP Board structure

Changes to CLEP Board structure

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) recently welcomed three new public sector corporate members to its Board. Allerdale Borough... Read More
Latest news 28 Jun 2021
Two new recruits join CLEP Board

Two new recruits join CLEP Board

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has further strengthened its Board following the appointment of Des Moore, Chief Executive... Read More
Latest news 18 Jun 2021
Job Opening: Cumbria Clean Energy Project Manager

Job Opening: Cumbria Clean Energy Project Manager

Job Title: Cumbria Clean Energy Project Manager Salary Band: Circa £48k Directorate / Service: Cumbria Local Enterprise... Read More
Latest news 11 Jun 2021
Cumbrian bid to house prototype reactor progresses to next stage

Cumbrian bid to house prototype reactor progresses to next stage

It has today been announced that the Moorside site in West Cumbria has progressed to the next stage in the process to find a host... Read More
Latest news 11 Jun 2021
Port of Workington railway bridge reopens to motorists

Port of Workington railway bridge reopens to motorists

A new railway bridge has reopened to motorists in Cumbria after a major upgrade at the Port of Workington. The £4m investment... Read More
Latest news 08 Jun 2021
Job Opening: Business Adviser

Job Opening: Business Adviser

IntroductionCumbria LEP (CLEP) is looking for a new business adviser, who is committed to supporting Cumbria’s businesses to... Read More
Latest news 04 Jun 2021
Businesses urged to check eligibility for international trade support

Businesses urged to check eligibility for international trade support

Cumbrian businesses looking to expand their international trade profile are being urged to check their eligibility for grants under... Read More
Latest news 04 Jun 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Gareth O'Rourke, DGTLOnline and Lake District Hub

Cumbria Careers Hub: Gareth O'Rourke, DGTLOnline and Lake District Hub

Gareth O’Rourke, Managing Director at DGTLOnline Ltd and Lake District Hub Ltd, is an Enterprise Adviser at Kirkbie Kendal School... Read More
Latest news 26 May 2021
1,600 virtual work experience places up for grabs!

1,600 virtual work experience places up for grabs!

Cumbrian school pupils are being offered the chance to sample the world of work remotely with a wide range of employers thanks to... Read More
Latest news 19 May 2021
The Way We Work Now – An interactive workshop on adapting to hybrid working

The Way We Work Now – An interactive workshop on adapting to hybrid working

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is set to host an interactive webinar on Thursday 27 May, 14:00-15.30, looking at what &lsquo... Read More
Latest news 12 May 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Ben Slater, Energy Coast UTC, Managing Director at MissionCX

Cumbria Careers Hub: Ben Slater, Energy Coast UTC, Managing Director at MissionCX

Ben Slater, the Managing Director of MissionCX, is an Enterprise Adviser at the Energy Coast UTC. Here, he shares his career story... Read More
Latest news 12 May 2021
Virtual work experience success at Cumbrian school

Virtual work experience success at Cumbrian school

Students at a Cumbrian school have experienced the world of work remotely via virtual reality headsets as space-age technology helped... Read More
Latest news 11 May 2021
Job Opening: Fixed term PA and Office Manager, Cumbria LEP

Job Opening: Fixed term PA and Office Manager, Cumbria LEP

IntroductionCumbria LEP (CLEP) has changed and is now one of the best performing LEP’s in the country. We have developed and... Read More
Latest news 07 May 2021
Queen's Award for Enterprise opens for applications

Queen's Award for Enterprise opens for applications

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is encouraging local firms to apply for the 2022 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Last week... Read More
Latest news 04 May 2021
NP11 and partners appoint Strategic Lead for Place and Culture in the North

NP11 and partners appoint Strategic Lead for Place and Culture in the North

The NP11 group of Northern Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), along with Arts Council England, the Environment Agency, Historic... Read More
Latest news 30 Apr 2021
Check your eligibility for business support measures

Check your eligibility for business support measures

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) is urging businesses to check their eligibility for the... Read More
Latest news 30 Apr 2021
Meet the Board: Nigel Wilkinson and Mary Robinson

Meet the Board: Nigel Wilkinson and Mary Robinson

Over the coming months we’ll be sharing a Q&A with each of our Board members, to help you get to know them better and to... Read More
Latest news 29 Apr 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Mark Johnson, BAE Systems

Cumbria Careers Hub: Mark Johnson, BAE Systems

Mark Johnson, Head of Projects at BAE Systems and currently on secondment to the LEP is Head of Strategy and Policy, is an Enterprise... Read More
Latest news 29 Apr 2021
Advice and training to boost international sales

Advice and training to boost international sales

Cumbrian businesses looking for information about how to export their products and services internationally are now able to access... Read More
Latest news 26 Apr 2021
Enterprise Advisors take careers education to new heights

Enterprise Advisors take careers education to new heights

Three new Enterprise Advisors have joined the Cumbria Careers Hub, a role which will help local schools and colleges to shape the... Read More
Latest news 26 Apr 2021
Business leaders sought for Cumbria LEP Board

Business leaders sought for Cumbria LEP Board

CUMBRIA Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is looking to recruit local business leaders to join its Board. Board membership provides... Read More
Latest news 20 Apr 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Jackie McClintock, Sellafield Ltd

Cumbria Careers Hub: Jackie McClintock, Sellafield Ltd

Jackie McClintock, Capability Manager at Sellafield Ltd, is an Enterprise Adviser at Richard Rose Morton Academy. Jackie shares her... Read More
Latest news 14 Apr 2021
Export Champion: Wax Lyrical

Export Champion: Wax Lyrical

In the last of our series sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s exporters, we showcase the benefits of expanding your business... Read More
Latest news 14 Apr 2021
Business and young leaders invited to join Cumbria LEP's Board and Futures Forum

Business and young leaders invited to join Cumbria LEP's Board and Futures Forum

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is looking to recruit local business leaders to join its Board and two young leaders aged... Read More
Latest news 08 Apr 2021
Virtual Insight Day success at Cumbrian school

Virtual Insight Day success at Cumbrian school

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s Careers Hub, Speakers for Schools and local employers hosted a Virtual Insight Day series... Read More
Latest news 08 Apr 2021
Juergen Maier to address Cumbria's manufacturers at online summit

Juergen Maier to address Cumbria's manufacturers at online summit

Juergen Maier, former Chief Executive of Siemens UK and founder of the successful Made Smarter programme, will be the keynote speaker... Read More
Latest news 06 Apr 2021
Brathay Trust joins ranks of Cumbria's Cornerstone Employers

Brathay Trust joins ranks of Cumbria's Cornerstone Employers

Youth charity Brathay Trust is the latest organisation to join the ranks of Cumbria’s Cornerstone Employers, a role focused... Read More
Latest news 01 Apr 2021
Brexit: Top 10 Trade Facts

Brexit: Top 10 Trade Facts

At 11pm on 31 December 2020 the UK left the EU’s Single Market and UK businesses trading in goods with the EU returned to a... Read More
Latest news 31 Mar 2021
Brexit: Intellectual Property Factsheet

Brexit: Intellectual Property Factsheet

On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member of the European Union. Following the end of the transition period on 31... Read More
Latest news 31 Mar 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Cath Howard, Social Impact Manager at BEP (Jacobs)

Cumbria Careers Hub: Cath Howard, Social Impact Manager at BEP (Jacobs)

Tell us about your day job… what does it involve?Each week is different but most days I work with a range of people from the... Read More
Latest news 30 Mar 2021
McMenon: serving 62 countries

McMenon: serving 62 countries

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s exporters to inspire and showcase the benefits... Read More
Latest news 30 Mar 2021
James Walker: sealed success overseas

James Walker: sealed success overseas

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s Exporters to inspire and showcase the benefits... Read More
Latest news 26 Mar 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive at Brathay Trust

Cumbria Careers Hub: Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive at Brathay Trust

Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive at Brathay Trust, is an Enterprise Adviser at Walney School. Here, he shares his career story and what... Read More
Latest news 26 Mar 2021
Major conference hears Cumbria's the place to live, work and invest

Major conference hears Cumbria's the place to live, work and invest

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) helped promote the county’s appeal as a location in which to live, work and invest... Read More
Latest news 25 Mar 2021
Support service for Year 11 students back by popular demand

Support service for Year 11 students back by popular demand

Step up Cumbria, previously named Cumbria Activate Your Future, is back by popular demand with a new website. The online resource... Read More
Latest news 23 Mar 2021
The Lakes Distillery: building a global whisky brand

The Lakes Distillery: building a global whisky brand

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s export ambassadors to inspire and showcase the... Read More
Latest news 18 Mar 2021
The Queen Katherine School sets precedent for virtual careers education

The Queen Katherine School sets precedent for virtual careers education

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s Careers Hub, Speakers for Schools and local employers are set to host a Virtual Insight... Read More
Latest news 18 Mar 2021
Meet the Board: Emma Porter and Graham Booth

Meet the Board: Emma Porter and Graham Booth

Over the coming months we’ll be sharing a Q&A with each of our Board members, to help you get to know them better and to... Read More
Latest news 15 Mar 2021
Cumbria Careers Hub: Emma Lindsay, Recruitment Manager at NXT Recruitment Ltd.

Cumbria Careers Hub: Emma Lindsay, Recruitment Manager at NXT Recruitment Ltd.

Emma Lindsay, Recruitment Manager at NXT Recruitment LTD., is an Enterprise Adviser at Trinity School. In this Q&A she shares... Read More
Latest news 15 Mar 2021
Survey looks to assess impact of EU exit on Cumbrian business

Survey looks to assess impact of EU exit on Cumbrian business

Cumbrian businesses that trade with Europe are being encouraged to take part in a survey designed to provide intelligence on the impacts... Read More
Latest news 12 Mar 2021
Hargreaves Enterprises becomes a Cornerstone for careers education

Hargreaves Enterprises becomes a Cornerstone for careers education

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has announced that Hargreaves Enterprises has become a Cornerstone Employer, a role focused... Read More
Latest news 11 Mar 2021
More free support for businesses following EU exit

More free support for businesses following EU exit

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has organised two more free online 'clinics' to help businesses manage the changes to... Read More
Latest news 10 Mar 2021
Export Champion: Clark Door Limited

Export Champion: Clark Door Limited

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s Export Champions to inspire and showcase the... Read More
Latest news 05 Mar 2021
Cumbria LEP appoints new Careers Hub Manager

Cumbria LEP appoints new Careers Hub Manager

Cumbria LEP has appointed a new manager to take forward the county’s Careers Hub in order to continue to transform careers education... Read More
Latest news 01 Mar 2021
A helping hand for business from Cumbria LEP

A helping hand for business from Cumbria LEP

Businesses in Cumbria are being offered the opportunity to benefit from three free, bespoke advice and support schemes, which are... Read More
Latest news 26 Feb 2021
Export Champion: Hawkshead Relish

Export Champion: Hawkshead Relish

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s Export Champions to inspire and showcase the... Read More
Latest news 26 Feb 2021
Support for businesses to trade effectively following EU exit

Support for businesses to trade effectively following EU exit

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is organising a series of free online 'clinics' to help businesses manage the changes... Read More
Latest news 25 Feb 2021
CLEP delighted to support Dream Placement scheme

CLEP delighted to support Dream Placement scheme

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has once again been delighted to support the county’s talented young people by playing... Read More
Latest news 19 Feb 2021
Dream Placement Student, Ebony Ritchie: So, you want to help young people in Cumbria during COVID-19?

Dream Placement Student, Ebony Ritchie: So, you want to help young people in Cumbria during COVID-19?

Whether you’re an employer, teacher, parent or carer, it sometimes feels difficult to try and navigate exactly how to help the... Read More
Latest news 19 Feb 2021
Export Champion: Playdale Playgrounds

Export Champion: Playdale Playgrounds

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s Export Champions to inspire and showcase the... Read More
Latest news 18 Feb 2021
Businesses urged to give a helping hand to Cumbria's young people

Businesses urged to give a helping hand to Cumbria's young people

Would you like to support young people with a virtual work experience opportunity? Speakers for Schools, founded in 2010 by ITV's... Read More
Latest news 18 Feb 2021
Meet the Board: Sarah Swindley and Andrew Wren

Meet the Board: Sarah Swindley and Andrew Wren

Over the coming months we’ll be sharing a Q&A with each of our Board members, to help you get to know them better and to... Read More
Latest news 16 Feb 2021
Moorside selected as Cumbria's contender for national STEP fusion reactor competition

Moorside selected as Cumbria's contender for national STEP fusion reactor competition

The Moorside site in West Cumbria has been selected as Cumbria’s contender to go forward to UKAEA’s national competition... Read More
Latest news 12 Feb 2021
St Benedict's sets great example on careers education

St Benedict's sets great example on careers education

A West Cumbrian school has been cited as a great example of how to deliver careers education and work experience despite the limitations... Read More
Latest news 10 Feb 2021
Export Champion: Oxley Group

Export Champion: Oxley Group

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s Export Champions to inspire and showcase the... Read More
Latest news 09 Feb 2021
Freeport bid looks to cement Cumbria as the heart of the UK

Freeport bid looks to cement Cumbria as the heart of the UK

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP), working with a wide range of partners, has submitted its bid for Cumbria to become one... Read More
Latest news 09 Feb 2021
Cumbrian businesses encouraged to take up grant support

Cumbrian businesses encouraged to take up grant support

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) is urging businesses that have been forced to close, or... Read More
Latest news 29 Jan 2021
Business leaders' offer their experience on surviving and thriving in 2021

Business leaders' offer their experience on surviving and thriving in 2021

Businesses joining Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s (CLEP’s) latest ‘Fireside Chat’ were provided with... Read More
Latest news 26 Jan 2021
Job Opening: Strategic Lead for Place and Culture in the North

Job Opening: Strategic Lead for Place and Culture in the North

Are you passionate about making the North the best place to live, visit, work and invest? Would you like to be part of an exciting... Read More
Latest news 20 Jan 2021
Export Champion: Kendal Nutricare

Export Champion: Kendal Nutricare

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of Cumbria’s Export Champions to inspire and showcase the... Read More
Latest news 20 Jan 2021
People, Employment and Skills in 2021

People, Employment and Skills in 2021

Cumbria LEP’s People, Employment and Skills Strategy Group (PESSG) has two roles. It is the is the thematic arm of the Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 14 Jan 2021
Helping businesses survive and thrive – Join business leaders’ for a ‘Fireside Chat’

Helping businesses survive and thrive – Join business leaders’ for a ‘Fireside Chat’

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has organised a ‘Fireside Chat’ to help businesses survive and thrive in 2021... Read More
Latest news 12 Jan 2021
Support for businesses to prepare for 2021

Support for businesses to prepare for 2021

Cumbrian businesses are being encouraged to take up free bespoke advice to support them through 2021 from Cumbria Local Enterprise... Read More
Latest news 08 Jan 2021
Job Opening: NP11 Innovation Programme Lead

Job Opening: NP11 Innovation Programme Lead

Job Title: NP11 Innovation Programme Lead Reporting to: NE LEP Strategy Director/ NP11 Director Work Base: Remote, with travel... Read More
Latest news 18 Dec 2020
Cumbrian businesses encouraged to get set for 2021

Cumbrian businesses encouraged to get set for 2021

After what has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is encouraging... Read More
Latest news 17 Dec 2020
Cumbria LEP welcomes Powering our Net Zero Future

Cumbria LEP welcomes Powering our Net Zero Future

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has welcomed the publication of Government’s Energy White Paper – Powering... Read More
Latest news 14 Dec 2020
Cumbria takes a major ‘step’ forward on clean energy

Cumbria takes a major ‘step’ forward on clean energy

The search is on to find the best possible site in Cumbria to submit to the national bidding process to host the UK’s first... Read More
Latest news 10 Dec 2020
Help is on hand from CLEP's EU Transition team

Help is on hand from CLEP's EU Transition team

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has established a new EU Transition team to assist Cumbrian businesses with guidance and... Read More
Latest news 08 Dec 2020
'Fireside Chat' is an opportunity to share best business practice

'Fireside Chat' is an opportunity to share best business practice

Businesses in Cumbria are being invited to take part in a free virtual ‘fireside chat’ to swap ideas about best practice... Read More
Latest news 04 Dec 2020
Smaller firms can still help Kickstart careers

Smaller firms can still help Kickstart careers

Small businesses in Cumbria are being reminded that they too can participate in the Government’s £2bn Kickstart scheme... Read More
Latest news 04 Dec 2020
Restart, Reboot, Rethink – Planning for Cumbria’s Economic Recovery

Restart, Reboot, Rethink – Planning for Cumbria’s Economic Recovery

2020 has been a year unlike any other, with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic being felt locally, nationally and globally. The health... Read More
Latest news 03 Dec 2020
Support your local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Support your local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Now that the national lockdown has been lifted and Cumbria has entered Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership... Read More
Latest news 03 Dec 2020
CLEP recruits Export Manager to aid Cumbrian businesses

CLEP recruits Export Manager to aid Cumbrian businesses

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has welcomed a new Export Manager to help local businesses grow their potential for international... Read More
Latest news 27 Nov 2020
Check your eligibility for new business support grants

Check your eligibility for new business support grants

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) is urging businesses forced to close their doors due to... Read More
Latest news 26 Nov 2020
CLEP welcomes support for place-based recovery programmes

CLEP welcomes support for place-based recovery programmes

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has welcomed the recognition given by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to 'place-based' recovery... Read More
Latest news 26 Nov 2020
Businesses act quickly to gain a place on the Peer Networks programme

Businesses act quickly to gain a place on the Peer Networks programme

Places on Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP)’s Peer Networks programme are swiftly filling up, with five of the ten... Read More
Latest news 23 Nov 2020
New grants available to support businesses affected by COVID-19

New grants available to support businesses affected by COVID-19

Cumbrian businesses forced to close their doors due to the second national COVID-19 lockdown will be able to access additional Government... Read More
Latest news 19 Nov 2020
Job Opening: Business Advisor, EU Transition

Job Opening: Business Advisor, EU Transition

Introduction Cumbria LEP (CLEP) has been invited to deliver a contract on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial... Read More
Latest news 16 Nov 2020
New programme of events to assist Cumbrian businesses

New programme of events to assist Cumbrian businesses

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has organised a new programme of online events to assist businesses in the county. The... Read More
Latest news 13 Nov 2020
Businesses urged to back virtual work experience programme

Businesses urged to back virtual work experience programme

Businesses of all sizes throughout Cumbria are being invited to support an ambitious work experience programme aimed at providing... Read More
Latest news 13 Nov 2020
Businesses get creative to continue trading

Businesses get creative to continue trading

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) has praised the creativity and innovation shown by the county... Read More
Latest news 12 Nov 2020
COVID-19 places increased importance on mental health and kindness within business

COVID-19 places increased importance on mental health and kindness within business

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) is encouraging local organisations to consider the mental... Read More
Latest news 12 Nov 2020
Businesses urged to seek support to boost their online presence

Businesses urged to seek support to boost their online presence

Businesses in Cumbria are being encouraged to access a wide range of support as they bid to improve their online offer in response... Read More
Latest news 06 Nov 2020
Businesses urged to register quickly for Peer Network programme

Businesses urged to register quickly for Peer Network programme

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has announced its first delivery partners to help roll out an innovative free business... Read More
Latest news 06 Nov 2020
November 2020 Economic Overview: Assessing the impact of COVID-19

November 2020 Economic Overview: Assessing the impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented serious challenges for Cumbria’s economy over the past eight months. Here, Cumbria LEP's Chief Executive... Read More
Latest news 05 Nov 2020
Thoughts from the Chair - Staying positive in a challenging environment

Thoughts from the Chair - Staying positive in a challenging environment

November is always a month for reflection and never more so than now, as we look back to what has been one of the most challenging... Read More
Latest news 05 Nov 2020
‘Think Local’ to support your local businesses survive and thrive

‘Think Local’ to support your local businesses survive and thrive

People in Cumbria are once again being urged to ‘think local’ and support the county’s businesses as further national... Read More
Latest news 04 Nov 2020
Bounce Back Loans could be a big help to the third sector

Bounce Back Loans could be a big help to the third sector

Third sector organisations in Cumbria are being invited to consider the Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) as a potential... Read More
Latest news 29 Oct 2020
Cumbrian businesses welcome changes to Job Support Scheme

Cumbrian businesses welcome changes to Job Support Scheme

Changes to the Government’s new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which launches on 1 November, have been welcomed by businesses in... Read More
Latest news 28 Oct 2020
Job Opening: Careers Hub Manager, Cumbria LEP

Job Opening: Careers Hub Manager, Cumbria LEP

Introduction Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has developed ‘Restart, Reboot, Rethink – A Plan for Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 28 Oct 2020
Job Opening: Part Time Enterprise Co-ordinator, Cumbria Careers Hub / Cumbria LEP

Job Opening: Part Time Enterprise Co-ordinator, Cumbria Careers Hub / Cumbria LEP

Introduction Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has developed ‘Restart, Reboot, Rethink – A Plan for Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 28 Oct 2020
CLEP support helps deliver new camping park for Maryport

CLEP support helps deliver new camping park for Maryport

Maryport’s tourism offer is being boosted by a £300,000 camping park development at the harbour, supported by Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 27 Oct 2020
Cumbria County Council and CLEP welcome Department for Transport’s green light for A595 Grizebeck improvement scheme

Cumbria County Council and CLEP welcome Department for Transport’s green light for A595 Grizebeck improvement scheme

Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) have welcomed today’s funding announcement by the Department... Read More
Latest news 27 Oct 2020
Northern employment platform launched in response to COVID-19

Northern employment platform launched in response to COVID-19

Employment, apprenticeships, and training courses are among the opportunities to be found on a newly launched website, which is specifically... Read More
Latest news 26 Oct 2020
CLEP seeks new members for Creative and Cultural Panel

CLEP seeks new members for Creative and Cultural Panel

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is looking to recruit individuals working in the county’s creative and cultural... Read More
Latest news 23 Oct 2020
CLEP seeks new Chair for Finance and Resources Committee

CLEP seeks new Chair for Finance and Resources Committee

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is looking to recruit a qualified accountant to Chair its internal Finance, Audit and... Read More
Latest news 23 Oct 2020
Think local to support our businesses during half term

Think local to support our businesses during half term

Now that half term holidays are just around the corner, people in Cumbria are again being encouraged to ‘think local and buy... Read More
Latest news 21 Oct 2020
Jo explains how Cumbria can help Power the North

Jo explains how Cumbria can help Power the North

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) Chief Executive Jo Lappin recently took part in a high level online seminar on regional... Read More
Latest news 16 Oct 2020
New support programme available to businesses in Cumbria

New support programme available to businesses in Cumbria

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is offering new, fully funded support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 15 Oct 2020
Job Opening: Export Manager

Job Opening: Export Manager

Terms and Conditions: Job Title: Export Manager – Cumbria Region Salary: Up to £44,660 per annum Based: The Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 15 Oct 2020
Cumbria has much to offer when it comes to work-life balance

Cumbria has much to offer when it comes to work-life balance

Changing work patterns, with a greater emphasis on work-life balance, could be one of the few beneficial outcomes of the COVID-19... Read More
Latest news 14 Oct 2020
£3.1million boost for Cumbria's arts and culture sector

£3.1million boost for Cumbria's arts and culture sector

Cumbria Tourism says £3.1million awarded to thirteen arts and cultural organisations across the county will be a lifeline for... Read More
Latest news 13 Oct 2020
The UK transition: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

The UK transition: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

The transition period has ended and new rules are here. Act now to keep your business moving. In order to support businesses, Cumbria... Read More
Latest news 09 Oct 2020
Cumbrian businesses invited to join Peer Networks programme

Cumbrian businesses invited to join Peer Networks programme

On Monday, October 5, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is set to launch the Peer Networks programme in Cumbria to offer... Read More
Latest news 29 Sep 2020
Cumbria LEP sets out plans for economic recovery at Annual General Meeting

Cumbria LEP sets out plans for economic recovery at Annual General Meeting

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP)’s third open Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place recently to update partners... Read More
Latest news 23 Sep 2020
Cumbrian businesses urged to be ready for NHS Test & Trace app launch

Cumbrian businesses urged to be ready for NHS Test & Trace app launch

Ahead of the public launch of the national NHS Test & Trace app later this week, local businesses are being urged to make sure... Read More
Latest news 22 Sep 2020
TV ad campaign reinforces 'Think Local' message

TV ad campaign reinforces 'Think Local' message

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is taking to the airwaves to encourage widespread support for local businesses in their... Read More
Latest news 18 Sep 2020
Whatever you make, make it smarter – An introduction to Made Smarter

Whatever you make, make it smarter – An introduction to Made Smarter

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is set to host a free online event on Wednesday 23 September, 2-3pm – An Introduction... Read More
Latest news 17 Sep 2020
Businesses encouraged to support important telephone survey assessing Cumbria's economy

Businesses encouraged to support important telephone survey assessing Cumbria's economy

The 2020 Cumbria Business Survey has been commissioned by Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP), all... Read More
Latest news 17 Sep 2020
Closing dates announced for Government's Coronavirus financial support schemes

Closing dates announced for Government's Coronavirus financial support schemes

NOTE: This article was edited 23/09/20 as the Chancellor of the Exchequer extended the Government’s three Coronavirus business... Read More
Latest news 15 Sep 2020
Cumbrian firms encouraged to take part in Government's £2bn job Kickstart Scheme

Cumbrian firms encouraged to take part in Government's £2bn job Kickstart Scheme

The Government has started taking applications for employers to apply to the Kickstart Scheme, with Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership... Read More
Latest news 04 Sep 2020
Reasons to enjoy Cumbria are legion!

Reasons to enjoy Cumbria are legion!

The Romans are being drafted in to help spread the message about Cumbria’s widespread appeal as the county prepares to welcome... Read More
Latest news 27 Aug 2020
Job Opening: Project Manager, Business Support, Cumbria LEP

Job Opening: Project Manager, Business Support, Cumbria LEP

IntroductionCumbria LEP (CLEP) is preparing to deliver a contract on behalf of the Department for Energy and Industrial Strategy,... Read More
Latest news 18 Aug 2020
Love Culture Week launches today

Love Culture Week launches today

Today, Monday 17 August, marks the start of Love Culture Week, a week-long celebration launched by the Department for Digital, Culture... Read More
Latest news 17 Aug 2020
Students congratulated on their resilience and success ahead of A-Level results day

Students congratulated on their resilience and success ahead of A-Level results day

With hundreds of students across the county set to receive their A-Level results on Thursday 13 August, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership... Read More
Latest news 11 Aug 2020
Shop Local Week set to celebrate the British High Street

Shop Local Week set to celebrate the British High Street

The UK Government is set to launch a ‘Shop Local Week’ commencing on Monday 10 August and running until Monday 17 August... Read More
Latest news 07 Aug 2020
‘Think Local’ to get Cumbria’s economy back on track

‘Think Local’ to get Cumbria’s economy back on track

As Cumbria’s economy continues to safely reopen, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is continuing to encourage residents... Read More
Latest news 06 Aug 2020
Shovel-ready projects set for £10.5m funding boost

Shovel-ready projects set for £10.5m funding boost

Government has confirmed that Cumbria will receive £10.5million of funding from the Getting Building Fund - a £900m fund... Read More
Latest news 06 Aug 2020
Protect your business by protecting your customers and staff

Protect your business by protecting your customers and staff

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) of the Local resilience Forum is reminding pubs, restaurants... Read More
Latest news 04 Aug 2020
Cumbrian residents urged to back local business through 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

Cumbrian residents urged to back local business through 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

Communities across Cumbria are being urged to make use of the Government’s new ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme &ndash... Read More
Latest news 03 Aug 2020
Cumbria LEP Announces 2020 Annual General Meeting

Cumbria LEP Announces 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) Board confirmed the date and format for its Annual General Meeting at its recent meeting... Read More
Latest news 31 Jul 2020
The importance of collecting contact details from customers – letter from Colin Cox, Director of Public Health

The importance of collecting contact details from customers – letter from Colin Cox, Director of Public Health

Importance of collecting contact details from customers "I’m sure you will have seen the publicity in the last week about the... Read More
Latest news 30 Jul 2020
Cumbria returns to business

Cumbria returns to business

The most recent survey completed by the Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) of the Local Resilience Forum showed... Read More
Latest news 29 Jul 2020
North West Nuclear Arc welcomes Government investment package

North West Nuclear Arc welcomes Government investment package

The North West Nuclear Arc welcomes the announcement today that both U-Battery and Westinghouse have won a share of £40 million... Read More
Latest news 15 Jul 2020
England's Natural Capital of Creativity and Culture – Strategy Launch

England's Natural Capital of Creativity and Culture – Strategy Launch

As the Government announces a £1.57bn investment to protect Britain’s cultural, arts and heritage institutions from the... Read More
Latest news 10 Jul 2020
Government support package for business is welcomed

Government support package for business is welcomed

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP), the county’s strategic economic body, has today warmly welcomed the summer statement... Read More
Latest news 08 Jul 2020
10 Reasons Why I Love Working from Home in Cumbria

10 Reasons Why I Love Working from Home in Cumbria

"I was often seen as a bit of an unusual quantity working from home, but over the past few months since COVID19 has hit this has become... Read More
Latest news 06 Jul 2020
Rethinking your future? Come to Cumbria

Rethinking your future? Come to Cumbria

A recent survey found that Cumbria is one of the most popular destinations in the UK for relocation as people re-think their future... Read More
Latest news 02 Jul 2020
Online event set to support young people

Online event set to support young people

Looking Forward to Our Future, an online Learn Live event hosted by Cumbria Careers Hub, will take place on Tuesday 7 July at 10am... Read More
Latest news 01 Jul 2020
Cumbria welcomes re-opening of the visitor economy

Cumbria welcomes re-opening of the visitor economy

The Government’s announcement that large sections of the hospitality and accommodation sector will soon be able to re-open for... Read More
Latest news 25 Jun 2020
Allerdale markets successfully return

Allerdale markets successfully return

Open-air markets in Keswick and Workington returned this week providing a welcome boost for traders, shoppers and the high street.... Read More
Latest news 23 Jun 2020
Cumbria Activate Your Future launched to support Year 11 students

Cumbria Activate Your Future launched to support Year 11 students

Cumbria Activate Your Future is a new online resource launched to signpost and prepare Year 11 students and ease the transition between... Read More
Latest news 17 Jun 2020
Copeland nuclear reactor site talks welcomed

Copeland nuclear reactor site talks welcomed

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council and Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster... Read More
Latest news 17 Jun 2020
Cumbria is encouraged to ‘Think Local’

Cumbria is encouraged to ‘Think Local’

This week, those parts of Cumbria’s economy that have been closed have gradually started to re-open, with retailers getting... Read More
Latest news 17 Jun 2020
Cumbria prepares to get back to business

Cumbria prepares to get back to business

Cumbrians are being encouraged to support their local businesses to get up and running, as the economy gets set to fully re-open safely... Read More
Latest news 10 Jun 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Rattle Ghyll

Working safely through COVID-19: Rattle Ghyll

Over the past few months we at Rattle Ghyll in Ambleside have been thinking and rethinking of ways to keep ourselves, staff and customers... Read More
Latest news 09 Jun 2020
Working safely through COVID-19: Carlisle City Council

Working safely through COVID-19: Carlisle City Council

Carlisle City Council manages and maintains around 350 acres of parks, open spaces, woodlands and cemeteries throughout the city and... Read More
Latest news 09 Jun 2020
Cumbrian Jobs Fuse launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during coronavirus

Cumbrian Jobs Fuse launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during coronavirus

Cumbria Jobs Fuse is a new service which has been launched to support regional employers and help those whose jobs have been affected... Read More
Latest news 05 Jun 2020
Surveys to track the impact of COVID-19 on Cumbrian business underway

Surveys to track the impact of COVID-19 on Cumbrian business underway

Cumbria’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) has today released the results from its recent surveys to... Read More
01 Jun 2020
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 Cumbria

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 in presenting the impact of COVID-19 in the North

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 and Art Gallery

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 for individuals and businesses

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
The Citadels Consultation: Have your say before Thursday 4 June 2020

The Citadels Consultation: Have your say before Thursday 4 June 2020

Local residents, businesses, students and visitors are being given the opportunity to have their say on ambitious proposals for a... Read More
Latest news 18 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 much needed support to Cumbrian businesses

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 urged

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 combat COVID-19 impact

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

Our Business Advice Clinics have now ended; however, we run frequent Events including Workshops and Masterclasses. Read More
Latest news 01 May 2020
New free online government learning platform to boost workplace skills

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 funding

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 Councils

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

THE COVID-19 ECCONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. All Cumbrian businesses are invited to take part in a large-scale survey designed... Read More
Latest news 22 Apr 2020
Businesses invited to join the Cumbria PPE Manufacturing Challenge

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 through COVID-19

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 COVID-19

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 key workers

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 (BERRG) widens call for businesses to donate PPE

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 (PPE) to support Cumbria's health workers

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 (BERRG) in place to support businesses through COVID-19

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 at Siemens Subsea

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 Coach at Kathryn Jackson Coaching

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 the great careers available in Cumbria

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 Scheme workshop

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 Panel seeks a new member

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 and members

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-billion pound Northern Powerhouse portfolio

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 Grow

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 growth

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 representative

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 for the world of work

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 Success

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 July 2021 - Business Hub launched to provide expert support to Cumbria's businesses

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1st July 2021 - LEP's 2021 Peer Network programme opens for business

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8th July 2021 - CLEP Chair helps launch North West clean energy Prospectus

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20th July 2021 - Job Opening: Enterprise Coordinator

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22nd July 2021 - CLEP Chair welcomes clarity on Local Government reorganisation

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22nd July 2021 - Recruits sought to help Careers Hub expand

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29th July 2021 - Lord Inglewood reappointed as LEP Chair

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4th June 2021 - Businesses urged to check eligibility for international trade support

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4th June 2021 - Job Opening: Business Adviser

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11th June 2021 - Cumbrian bid to house prototype reactor progresses to next stage

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11th June 2021 - Job Opening: Cumbria Clean Energy Project Manager

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8th June 2021 - Port of Workington railway bridge reopens to motorists

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18th June 2021 - Two new recruits join CLEP Board

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28th June 2021 - Changes to CLEP Board structure

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4th May 2021 - Queen's Award for Enterprise opens for applications

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7th May 2021 - Job Opening: Fixed term PA and Office Manager, Cumbria LEP

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11th May 2021 - Virtual work experience success at Cumbrian school

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12th May 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Ben Slater, Energy Coast UTC, Managing Director at MissionCX

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12th May 2021 - The Way We Work Now – An interactive workshop on adapting to hybrid working

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19th May 2021 - 1,600 virtual work experience places up for grabs!

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26th May 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Gareth O'Rourke, DGTLOnline and Lake District Hub

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1st April 2021 - Brathay Trust joins ranks of Cumbria's Cornerstone Employers

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6th April 2021 - Juergen Maier to address Cumbria's manufacturers at online summit

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8th April 2021 - Virtual Insight Day success at Cumbrian school

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8th April 2021 - Business and young leaders invited to join Cumbria LEP's Board and Futures Forum

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14th April 2021 - Export Champion: Wax Lyrical

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14th April 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Jackie McClintock, Sellafield Ltd

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20th April 2021 - Business leaders sought for Cumbria LEP Board

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26th April 2021 - Enterprise Advisors take careers education to new heights

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26th April 2021 - Advice and training to boost international sales

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29th April 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Mark Johnson, BAE Systems

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29th April 2021 - Meet the Board: Nigel Wilkinson and Mary Robinson

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30th April 2021 - Check your eligibility for business support measures

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30th April 2021 - NP11 and partners appoint Strategic Lead for Place and Culture in the North

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1st March 2021 - Cumbria LEP appoints new Careers Hub Manager

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5th March 2021 - Export Champion: Clark Door Limited

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10th March 2021 - More free support for businesses following EU exit

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11th March 2021 - Hargreaves Enterprises becomes a Cornerstone for careers education

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12th March 2021 - Survey looks to assess impact of EU exit on Cumbrian business

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15th March 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Emma Lindsay, Recruitment Manager at NXT Recruitment Ltd.

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15th March 2021 - Meet the Board: Emma Porter and Graham Booth

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18th March 2021 - The Queen Katherine School sets precedent for virtual careers education

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18th March 2021 - The Lakes Distillery: building a global whisky brand

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23rd March 2021 - Support service for Year 11 students back by popular demand

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25th March 2021 - Major conference hears Cumbria's the place to live, work and invest

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26th March 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive at Brathay Trust

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26th March 2021 - James Walker: sealed success overseas

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30th March 2021 - McMenon: serving 62 countries

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30th March 2021 - Cumbria Careers Hub: Cath Howard, Social Impact Manager at BEP (Jacobs)

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31st March 2021 - Brexit: Intellectual Property Factsheet

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31st March 2021 - Brexit: Top 10 Trade Facts

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9th February 2021 - Freeport bid looks to cement Cumbria as the heart of the UK

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9th February 2021 - Export Champion: Oxley Group

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10th February 2021 - St Benedict's sets great example on careers education

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12th February 2021 - Moorside selected as Cumbria's contender for national STEP fusion reactor competition

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16th February 2021 - Meet the Board: Sarah Swindley and Andrew Wren

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18th February 2021 - Businesses urged to give a helping hand to Cumbria's young people

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18th February 2021 - Export Champion: Playdale Playgrounds

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19th February 2021 - Dream Placement Student, Ebony Ritchie: So, you want to help young people in Cumbria during COVID-19?

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19th February 2021 - CLEP delighted to support Dream Placement scheme

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25th February 2021 - Support for businesses to trade effectively following EU exit

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26th February 2021 - Export Champion: Hawkshead Relish

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26th February 2021 - A helping hand for business from Cumbria LEP

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8th January 2021 - Support for businesses to prepare for 2021

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12th January 2021 - Helping businesses survive and thrive – Join business leaders’ for a ‘Fireside Chat’

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14th January 2021 - People, Employment and Skills in 2021

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20th January 2021 - Export Champion: Kendal Nutricare

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20th January 2021 - Job Opening: Strategic Lead for Place and Culture in the North

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26th January 2021 - Business leaders' offer their experience on surviving and thriving in 2021

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29th January 2021 - Cumbrian businesses encouraged to take up grant support

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