Cumbria Tourism to raise post-Brexit workforce issues at key national conference

Cumbria Tourism’s Managing Director Gill Haigh will address an influential group of MPs and business leaders today, 9 December 2020, with a high-profile speaker slot at a special conference organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration. With a new set of immigration rules coming into effect in just over three weeks, the event will focus…

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Cumbria Tourism joins Cycle England project

The number of cyclists visiting the county from other parts of the UK looks set to be boosted as Cumbria Tourism joins the successful Cycle England initiative. Cycle England was launched as a joint venture between VisitEngland’s Discover England fund, Welcome to Yorkshire and Visit Lincoln in 2018 with the initial aim of developing cycling…

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Cumbria Tourism welcomes business support extension

Cumbria Tourism has cautiously welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement today (5 November 2020) committing to financial assistance to businesses over the winter period. Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, says, “We welcome Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of the extension of both the furlough and self-employment income support schemes until the end of March 2021….

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Cumbrian Museum chosen for innovative new business support programme

An internationally-important Cumbrian museum and visitor attraction has been chosen to take part in an innovative new programme – funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund – to bring culture and heritage to life across the North of England. The latest phase of Creative United’s Prosper North programme is geared directly to post-lockdown recovery, providing…

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Conservation project uncovers hidden history

A major restoration project to revitalise two historic Railway Pullman Camping Coaches has already uncovered some hidden gems from Cumbria’s past – with the action unfolding on social media for everyone to see. Work got underway on the historic vehicles last month, after Ravenglass Railway Museum Trust and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway secured £250,000 from…

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