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Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Sep 25, 2019

Simon Hart and Richard Arnott from the accountancy specialist RSM explore last-minute Brexit preparations and the likely impact of Brexit on Cumbria and the wider economy.

Simon is RSM's national lead Brexit partner, who spends his days analysing Brexit risks and advising clients how to manage them, while Richard is a...


Aug 19, 2019

Luke Christian of Lakeland Mues tells the story behind the business and how persistence earned them a listing at Booths supermarkets – with help from our Supply Chain Opportunity Club.

Lakeland Mues’ luxury muesli blends are now available in Booths’ stores in Windermere, Penwortham, Ulverston, Penrith,...


Aug 7, 2019

One of the UK’s top economists outlines the prospects for the UK economy as the October 31 Brexit deadline approaches.

Suren Thiru is Head of Economics and Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce. We recorded this podcast when he visited Cumbria to speak at a joint event with the Bank of England.

He considers...


Jul 10, 2019

One-in-five businesses are affected by cyber crime in any one year. Don’t be the next victim.

In this podcast Jon Hill, a detective with Cumbria Constabulary’s new Cyber and Digital Crime Unit, and Peter McCall, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, look at how businesses can protect themselves.

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Jul 1, 2019

Hear how Cumbria Community Foundation helps businesses in the county to make a difference to disadvantaged people.

The charity, set up in 1999, has made grants totalling £44m so far.

In this podcast, Chief Executive Andy Beeforth sets out how the Foundation channels donations from businesses and enables them achieve...