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Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Jan 25, 2018

Mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress affect one-in-six British workers.

Work-related mental ill health costs the UK economy between £33bn and £42bn a year through lost working days, staff turnover and lower productivity.

Yet mental health is still a taboo subject with employers...


Jan 24, 2018

Cumbria Business Growth Hub has been a phenomenal success story.

Since launch in 2012, it has delivered intensive support to 2,000 businesses, creating or safeguarding 6,824 jobs and generating £280m additional GVA for Cumbria.

In this podcast, the Chamber’s Deputy Chief Executive Suzanne Caldwell explains what the...


Jan 24, 2018

A Borderlands Growth Deal could be hugely significant for Cumbria, unlocking major infrastructure schemes such as dualling the A69 and extending the new Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank through to Carlisle.

In this podcast, Colin Glover, leader of Carlisle City Council and one of the architects of the...


Jan 24, 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond threw the spotlight on research and devleopment tax credits in the November Budget, when he raised the R&D expenditure credit from 11% to 12%.

But what are R&D tax reliefs, how do they work, and how can businesses benefit?

In this five-minute podcast, the Chamber’s finance manager Richard...