Kendal Nutricare

One of Kendal's largest employers is looking forward to a bright future following its acquisition by an Irish entrepreneur.

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Lakestone

Worktop supplier Lakestone was facing an enforced move away from Cumbria with the imminent expiry of its lease at Mintsfeet Industrial Estate, Kendal

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Frenchie's Gateaux Chateaux

Hannah French believes social media holds the key to her business success.

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UKTI helps Tangle Teezer

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helped Tangle Teezer to find distributors for its revolutionary hair care product in South Africa, Germany and most recently in China

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UKTI helps Craft Buddy with new export strategy to take business global

UK company Craft Buddy is embarking on an export push with support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and has found new customers overseas.

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UKTI helps notebook stationery manufacturer increase online sales

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has been providing support to The Stamford Notebook Company as it pursues more business from exports.

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Escape to the Country

How redundancy changed Angela’s life for the better and allowed her to become master of her own destiny

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Our first NEA success story

Although being self-employed takes a lot of hard work and determination, Dave says that there is a sense of pride with being employed, and running a business that you cherish

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The sky’s the limit

When Cumbrian entrepreneur, Dylan Reynolds started his own business, he wasn’t prepared for the way in which his business would change and expand during the first six months of trading

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Never give up on your dream

Having always been interested in designing and building innovative integrated systems and technology, Gary decided to start his own business allowing him to make money from doing things he was naturally fascinated in – making a dream come true!

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Call the House Doctor

An accident forced Anne Sowerby to take some significant time off work, having time to reflect on her career Anne took the bold step of handing in her notice and starting her own property styling business.

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Job loss opened door to self-employment

With support through the New Enterprise Allowance Service and the Business Start-Up Support programme, Neil Rudd was able to start his own business and take on staff.

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Top Cumbrian businessman helps support county’s small companies

One of Cumbria’s most successful businessmen has passed on pearls of wisdom to a new wave of entrepreneurs from the county.

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Growth Hub helps businesses find the business leaders of tomorrow

Cumbrian businesses have been taking advantage of the graduate support offered by University of Cumbria through Cumbria’s premier business support programme.

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Online toolkit help Whitehaven Festival look at the bigger picture!

Read our interview with Gerard Richardson from The Whitehaven Festival and see what he thinks of the online resources available through the Growth Hub!

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Darwen manufacturer works with MAS to develop revolutionary new needle design

Manufacturing Advisory Service helps SME Manufacturers by reviewing their business, assisting with match funding where eligible and by referring to other agencies. Find out how Darwen manufacturer works with MAS to develop revolutionary new needle design

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Growth Hub helps safeguard jobs at local Food Manufacturer

Spice King, the food manufacturer previously based in West Cumbria (now located in Penrith), has been able to safeguard 2 jobs through the support from Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

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Growth Hub support helps Ast Signs increase their turnover by more than 40%

Ast Signs has received business support from Cumbria Business Growth Hub, which has enabled it to create at least 19 jobs and more within 5 network partners (franchisees) while increasing turnover over a three year period by a planned 40% plus.

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Windermere based outsourcing business triples its turnover from first year alone with Growth Hub support

Coulson Associates Ltd have taken advantage of the free business support available from Cumbria Business Growth Hub and the results are shining through already with a massive 144.7% turnover increase in its second year of trading alone.

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Commercial photographer received match funding to meet its growth objectives

Great Impressions, a commercial photography business based in Kendal, has received 50% match funding towards a marketing project through Cumbria Business Growth Hub’s Action Plan Implementation Subsidy scheme

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Apprenticeships Case Study - Cartmell Shepherd

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd - 7th March 2014), we spoke to Cartmell Shepherd, Cumbrian solicitors about their experiences when taking on an apprentice.

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Apprenticeships Case Study - Tweddle Engineering

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd - 7th March 2014), we spoke to Tweddle Enginnering, Wigton based firm which offers a wide range of Specialist Engineering Services, about their experience when taking on an apprentice.

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First Class Speakers to Inspire Growth Hub Delegates

The University of Cumbria recently welcomed a group of delegates to its Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC) to access an offer from of one of its latest business support projects - Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

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