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Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Dec 17, 2019

We look at the prospects for 2020 and beyond with Councillor Robin Ashcroft, the economy, culture and leisure portfolio holder at South Lakeland District Council.

The conversation covers recruitment difficulties, boosting productivity, greening the economy, revitalising town centres, proposals for a Morecambe Bay...

Dec 11, 2019

What SMEs need to know about working with ENGIE, which has won significant contracts to build extra care housing in Cumbria.

Operations Manager Paul Young discusses the opportunities, ENGIE’s procurement criteria and what it looks for in suppliers and sub-contractors.

To find out about how Cumbria Business Growth Hub...

Dec 2, 2019

The Labour candidate for Workington defends her party’s plans for spending and taxation and set out plans for a £400bn National Transformation Fund.

We challenge her on Labour’s nationalisation proposals and ask if its Inclusive Ownership Funds will deter business investment.

Nov 28, 2019

The Conservative candidate for Carlisle on trade and immigration after Brexit, tackling skills shortages and escalating costs for business.

We ask him if the North is getting a raw deal on infrastructure and why the Conservative manifesto makes no mention of nuclear new build.

Nov 27, 2019

The Lib Dem candidate for Westmorland & Lonsdale predicts the outcome of the General Election and takes questions on Brexit, business rates, lifelong learning and other policies.

We ask him why nuclear power doesn’t get a mention in the Lib Dem manifesto and why the party wants to axe one of the submarines being built...