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Mar 18

Webinar: A Helping Hand With Legal Advice

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

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

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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Jun 17

AGM & Members’ Event – Working Towards Net-Zero

June 17

Sustainable tourism is becoming an ever-more important issue for businesses and their customers, with many visitors now making travel destinations based on their carbon footprint. Join us and Foresight Factory’s Laura Van Eeckhout to learn about the opportunities net-zero tourism offers and how businesses can make the most of them. The event will also include a Q&A panel with businesses across the county leading the way in sustainable tourism, as well as information on funding available for members interested in reducing…

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Jul 01

MBA Tourism Management Taster Session

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Taking place on Thursday 1st July, this event is a great way to find out what it’s like to study on the MBA Tourism Management at our Ambleside Campus in the heart of the Lake District. Whether you have already applied or are just thinking about the next step in your career this event should give you the insight you need to decide if the MBA Tourism Management is the next best step for you. The session will allow you…

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Jul 01

Webinar – Department For International Trade Funding

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

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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Aug 12

Retain your staff with the University of Cumbria’s degree apprenticeship scheme

Online Event,
August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Training and development options are key ways to not only retain your current staff but also make your business more appealing to potential recruits. We are hosting a short meeting to highlight how businesses can make the most of the University of Cumbria’s degree apprenticeship programme. As well as hearing from the University, attendees will also hear from businesses already involved in the scheme. To book your free space please click HERE.

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Sep 29

Recruitment event: Barrow-in-Furness

The Forum, 28 Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1HH United Kingdom
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are arranging an in-person recruitment event with partners from the  FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), DWP, Inspira and LOCALiQ. If you are currently advertising vacancies and would like to take part in the event, please email Rachel Tyson at rtyson@cumbriatourism.org. We understand that a similar event is also being arranged in the Copeland area – further details to come.

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Sep 30

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

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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