Getting your voice heard – Shaping Cumbria’s Economic Future

2 July 2018

Businesses and organisations across Cumbria are being invited to join the Cumbia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) at four upcoming consultation events across the county, at which they can have their voice heard on Cumbria’s economic priorities through to 2030.

Cumbria LEP is developing a new Local Industrial Strategy, which will highlight Cumbria’s strengths and make a compelling case to Government and the private sector for investment in the county. It will be the successor to the current Strategic Economic Plan.

The LEP is holding these consultation events to ask businesses, public and voluntary and community sector partners across Cumbria to take part and give their views on what should be included in the new strategy.

It is keen to hear from a wide range of organisations, including businesses, councils, colleges, universities, schools, the NHS, the police, the fire service, charities and groups that represent particular sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, tourism, nuclear and agriculture.

The events will provide an overview of Cumbria’s economy, strengths, opportunities and challenges and invite attendees to provide suggestions as to how these can best be addressed.

The consultation event times and dates for the Local Industrial Strategy are:

• Monday 9 July: Carlisle College (9am – 12 noon)
• Tuesday 10 July: Lakes College new Nuclear College building (9am – 12 noon)
• Wednesday 11 July: Furness College (9am – 12 noon)
• Wednesday 11 July: Kendal College (1:30pm – 4:30pm).

Bookings can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cumbria-lep-17457022711

Cumbria LEP Chief Executive Jo Lappin says: “We warmly invite partners to join us at our consultation events and tell us what they think will make a real difference to the growth and prosperity of Cumbria, our businesses and our people.

“We are really keen to hear from a wide range of organisations, as the Local Industrial Strategy is equally about people and places as well as the economy. That’s why it’s really important that we get lots of our partner organisations involved in its development.

“Cumbria’s new Local Industrial Strategy is a really important document as it will look to maximise Cumbria’s economic opportunities, address our challenges and provide a strong case for investment by Government and the private sector up to 2030.”


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