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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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Jul 26, 2018

Allerdale is a great place to start a business.

Some 71% of new businesses in Allerdale are still trading three years after launch, well above the national average of 61%.

The high survival rate is in part explained by the pro-business stance of Allerdale Borough Council, which actively funds business support...


Jul 19, 2018

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is urging the Bank of England to think carefully before raising interest rates.

We delivered that message in person when Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank’s Deputy Governor for financial stability, spoke at a Chamber lunch in Kendal last week.

Sir Jon is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee,...


Jul 10, 2018

Renewed efforts are underway to help more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cumbrian win work in the nuclear sector.

Almost 50 businesses attended an ‘SME awareness day’ in Workington last week to showcase the opportunities available in the sector.

In this podcast, Eva Foran of Cumbria Business Growth...


Jul 5, 2018

Local Enterprise Partnerships - LEPs for short - were the Coalition Government's 'big idea' to drive economic growth in the regions.

But Cumbria LEP has come under fire for poor performance.

In this podcast its new chairman, Lord Inglewood, sets out his vision.

He explains more about the LEP’s role, and looks at...