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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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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...


Oct 11, 2018

The man driving plans for a nuclear power station in West Cumbria explains his strategy to save the project. 

NuGen’s £15bn plan for a nuclear power station at Moorside, next to Sellafield, would be the biggest private-sector investment Cumbria has ever seen.

But the project is in trouble. NuGen’s owner Toshiba...


Oct 4, 2018

A third of SME owners face difficulties in growing their businesses. Growth Hub adviser Adrian Luckham offers practical help.

Polling commissioned by the British Business Bank suggests that one-in-three business owners want to grow their businesses but are unsure how to do it.

In this podcast, Adrian Luckham, one of the...


Sep 20, 2018

Many businesses use WordPress to create and manage their websites. But big changes are coming. Our digital expert Paul Teague explains.

More than a quarter of all websites are created by and managed using WordPress, the most popular online publishing platform on the web.

But big changes are coming. The entire interface...