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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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Jan 9, 2019

We explore how businesses can cater for the 13m people in the UK who have a disability. They represent a market worth £249bn a year.

In this podcast Julia Walker, of Lake District Mobility, talks about practical steps that businesses can take to make themselves more attractive to disabled customers and their...


Nov 28, 2018

Tiffany Solender is a successful entrepreneur who uses her knowledge and expertise to help other Cumbrian businesses sell overseas.

Her company, Pogu, based at Staveley near Kendal, supplies road safety products for children to customers all over the world.

In this podcast, she talks about her new role as...


Nov 19, 2018

Detective Superintendent Vicki Ellis of Cumbria Police explains how businesses can help to stamp out the scourge of domestic violence.

Domestic abuse is endemic. Cumbria Police respond to 7,500 incidents every year, of which 4,500 are logged as crimes.

In this podcast, Detective Superintendent Vicki Ellis sets out how...


Oct 30, 2018

David Leadbetter of Inspira explains how employers can get involved in a programme to raise the aspirations of young Cumbrians.

Inspira’s Employer Mentoring Programme is designed to raise the aspirations of young people at secondary school.

It is currently running in North and West Cumbria.

In this podcast David...


Oct 17, 2018

700,000 people in the UK have autism. Sheila Gregory of Carlisle Mencap sets out how and why businesses should cater for them.

Approximately 1% of the UK population have autism, around 700,000 people.

That’s a large potential market for businesses to target as customers and a big pool of labour from which to...