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Mar 04

Webinar: Sustainable Tourism & Funding

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March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Find out more about the schemes being developed to help Cumbrian businesses go green in 2021,  including potential new grants which could match-fund your carbon reduction schemes with up to £20,000. The money could be used to introduce a wide variety of new green measures or equipment, with LED lighting, small hydro power and electric vehicle charging points just three brief examples. Cumbria-based businesses with some activity in the Lake District National Park will be eligible, with applications expected to…

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Mar 16

Cycle Friendly Workshop

Online,
March 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Cycle England project led by Welcome to Yorkshire through VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund aims to capitalise on the growing popularity of cycling in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lincolnshire and Northumberland by developing Cycling Holidays targeting the leisure cyclist and keen cyclist for the domestic and international (Dutch and German) markets. The long distance cycling routes we have been promoting in Cumbria include: Hadrian’s Cycleway, Lakes and Dales Loop, Walney to Wear/Whitby and Coast to Coast. As partners of the project, we…

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Mar 18

Webinar: A Helping Hand With Legal Advice

Zoom,
March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of Cumbria Tourism’s key Strategic Partners Thomson Hayton Winkley will be holding a special webinar next Thursday 18 March, to help you navigate your way through some of the legal issues and challenges facing your business ahead of reopening – and beyond. With a specialism in supporting tourism and hospitality operators, Thomson Hayton Winkley works closely with small businesses across our county to help them grow, innovate and diversify for the future. Expert legal advisers Suzie Fisher and Fiona…

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Mar 25

Cycle Friendly Workshop

Online,
March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Cycle England project led by Welcome to Yorkshire through VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund aims to capitalise on the growing popularity of cycling in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lincolnshire and Northumberland by developing Cycling Holidays targeting the leisure cyclist and keen cyclist for the domestic and international (Dutch and German) markets. The long distance cycling routes we have been promoting in Cumbria include: Hadrian’s Cycleway, Lakes and Dales Loop, Walney to Wear/Whitby and Coast to Coast. As partners of the project, we…

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May 13

Webinar: Dark Skies Friendly Cumbria

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May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Lake District, Cumbria easily outshines the city lights for a memorable autumn or winter holiday, with more than 1,000 stars visible on a clear night – complimented by part of our own galaxy The Milky Way, which majestically stretches across the night sky. Research shows that stargazing activities are a great way to help boost winter tourism, by extending the season and encouraging overnight stays. Stargazing provides a great opportunity to enable visitors to explore our county in a…

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Jul 01

Webinar – Department For International Trade Funding

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July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Department for International Trade has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in England. The fund is designed to support businesses looking to grow their international trade. SME’s can apply for match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 which will be available for proposed future activities (subject to eligibility). Join us and guest speakers to learn more about the opportunities this fund offers. Register your free space HERE 

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Jul 07

Webinar – Dealing with the recruitment crisis

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July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We’re teaming up with our Strategic Partners Burnetts Solicitors for a special webinar. Our Q&A panel will address topics including: The keys to success – flexibility, engagement and retention. Recruiting the right staff – what you can and cannot ask at interview. Writing appealing job adverts. Short term issues – zero-hours, flexible working, part time working -getting the contract right. Incentives – online training, repeat work, work around studies and Kickstart. EU issues and obstacles. Long term issues. Ensuring retention –…

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Sep 30

Webinar: Low Carbon Lake District Grant Scheme – Grants to help you go green

Zoom,
September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With the second round of the Low Carbon Lake District Grant Scheme opening for registrations from 23 Sept (until 14 Oct), this webinar will give you plenty of practical information and inspiration to help you apply for financial backing for your own carbon reduction schemes. Funding is available to businesses and community groups in the Lake District National Park for energy generation and energy efficiency projects. Qualifying organisations will be awarded up to 60% of project costs, helping to make the move…

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Nov 03

Webinar: Introduction to Experiential Tourism

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November 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore the essential ingredients needed to develop unmissable experiences and identify the opportunities on how your business can offer new experiences to reach new markets and increase your success. This first session will provide an introduction into ‘Experience Tourism’, where visitors engage in new activities or pursuits to create lasting memories. Experiential tourism provides a brand new layer of opportunities well beyond the traditional tourism landscape of products based on goods or services. An experience actively involves visitors to partake,…

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Nov 18

Members’ Event (Virtual)

Zoom,
November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us alongside guest speakers as we explore how Cumbria’s visitor economy can work together to grow and develop in 2022 and beyond. Speakers include: Nick De Bois, Chair of the Visit England Advisory Board and author of the independent review of Destination Management Organisations Hanna Ostling, Head of Tourism Sponsorship and Strategy at DCMS Book your place HERE. If you would like to attend the event in person please click HERE. View the meeting agenda HERE.

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