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Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Conference & Business Centre

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Conference & Business Centre Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Conference & Business Centre is located in pleasant surroundings on the outskirts of Penrith, just a couple of minutes from the M6 (J40). We have rooms that hold … Continue reading

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Annual Report 2016

We have now published our Annual Report for 2016. It includes information on Cumbria’s economic priories, drivers and growth targets Our Growth Deal investment programmes and future proposals  Skills and infrastructure planning Details of Regional Growth Fund grants to local … Continue reading

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Growth Deal 3 Submission

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted its bid proposals for Growth Deal 3 funding from central government. The ambitious submission to accelerate Cumbria’s economic growth could help create over 5,500 gross jobs, lever in over £388m of additional investment, develop … Continue reading

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Cumbria Infrastructure Plan

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a far-reaching plan to improve the county’s infrastructure and help accelerate economic growth. The county is facing unprecedented levels of inward investment and economic growth over the next 15 years, and infrastructure has a … Continue reading

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Rob Johnston MBE FCIM

Rob is Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Cumbria’s leading business organisation with around 1,400 members and engaging regularly with over 15,000, in the last five years alone supporting 15,000 businesses and 4,000 pre-starts, creating/safeguarding 8,500 jobs and generating … Continue reading

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Jim Jackson – Openreach Regional Infrastructure Director for the North

Jim has worked in the Telecommunications industry all his career, moving to Cumbria in 1984 as an Operational Manager for the South Lakes. He has lived here ever since, carrying out a wide range of roles within British Telecom and … Continue reading

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Cumbria takes leading role in provision of apprenticeships

Latest figures from central Government indicate that the Cumbrian economy is offering some of the highest numbers of apprenticeships in the UK. In a national analysis looking at the proportion of 16-17 year olds who are recorded as being in … Continue reading

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Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership appoints new director

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the appointment of a new Director, Graham Haywood, to drive forward the next phase of its strategic economic plan, which aims to create 15,000 jobs in Cumbria by 2024. Graham has previously been the … Continue reading

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Councillor Stewart Young

Leader, Cumbria County Council After leaving school Stewart left Cumbria for the University College of Wales to undertake a degree in Philosophy & Statistics. Returning to Cumbria to develop his career he later became Principal Manager of a firm of … Continue reading

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Prof. Julie Mennell, PhD

University of Cumbria Professor Julie Mennell is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria. A mathematics and physics graduate with a PhD in Applied Physics, Julie has an international reputation in the field of forensic and crime scene science. … Continue reading

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