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Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Mar 29, 2018

South Lakeland is the fastest-growing economy in Cumbria and North Lancashire and has the lowest unemployment rate in the North West.

In this podcast Councillor Graham Vincent, the Economy and Assets Portfolio Holder at South Lakeland District Council, looks at why its economy is so successful and examines the...

Mar 21, 2018

This is English Tourism Week (March 17-25), which aims to celebrate the industry and raise its profile.

In this podcast, Nigel Wilkinson looks at the challenges and opportunities for the sector, which is worth £2.72bn a year to Cumbria.

Nigel is Managing Director of Windermere Lake Cruises, one of the top 10 paid-for...

Mar 15, 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Statement on Tuesday.

He was upbeat about the economy, predicting stronger growth, falling government borrowing and falling inflation.

In this podcast, Chamber Chief Executive Rob Johnston looks beyond the spin to assess the impact of the Chancellor’s statement in...

Mar 8, 2018

The last scheduled passenger flight from Carlisle Lake District Airport was in 1993. Twenty-five years later they are about to resume.

In this podcast, Kate Willard of Stobart Group outlines plans to begin daily services to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin from June 4, and looks at the prospects for new...

Mar 1, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, replacing the Data Protection Act.

All businesses that handle personal data must comply – those that fail to do so face potentially crippling fines of up to four times’ annual turnover.

In this podcast Tom Scaife, a partner in the commercial...