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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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Mike Starkie

Mike Starkie became Cumbria’s first elected mayor in May 2015, his role as directly-elected mayor in the borough of Copeland replacing that of the council leader. His main duties include being the council’s principal public spokesperson and providing its overall … Continue reading

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Duncan Peake, CEO, Holker Group

Duncan is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 30 years post qualification experience. Duncan joined Holker as CEO in 2007 after a successful track record developing some of the UK’s foremost landed estate businesses. Duncan leads the Holker Group senior management … 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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