The Launch of the Ladies Yomp – A Light in the Dark

Join former SAS Officer Major Ken Hames MBE, local farmer/former soldier Brian Capstick, and Cumbria and Yorkshire Dales Shepherdess Alison O’Neill at the launch event of the 80-mile Dales Way Ladies Yomp 2019. The challenging five day Yomp will take place 8th to 12th...

Splashing out for Cumbrian causes

It was a cold and wet start to the year for the team at Cumbria Community Foundation who have so far raised more than £4,500 for charitable causes right across the county. Staff and trustees kick-started a year-long fundraising campaign to celebrate the charity’s 20th...

Western Pension Solutions further strengthens team

Network partner, Western Pension Solutions (WPS), the specialist pensions consultancy that provides strategic and practical advice to family businesses, has announced the appointment of Margaret de Valois as Director to grow the business in the South West and North...

Major financial boost handed to innovative This is Cumbria initiative

INDEPENDENT businesses hoping to exhibit at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink trade shows have been given a major boost. Top legal firm Cartmell Shepherd has agreed to sponsor a key section of the This is Cumbria (TiC) area at next year’s Farm Shop and Deli Show...

Splashing out for charity

The Family Business Network has always supported the work of the Cumbria Community Foundation, but particularly since our founder, Sue joined the charity on its board of trustees in 2018. 2019 will see the Cumbria Community Foundation celebrate its 20th anniversary...

Hotel guest takes trip down memory lane with archive footage

A guest at the art-deco Midland Hotel has enjoyed an extraordinary nostalgic surprise with a twist, having spotted her father and extended family in a video dating back to the 1950s. On checking in to her sea view room at the hotel in Morecambe, Sarah Oliver started...

Schools at the forefront of the nation’s ‘Food for Life’ scheme

Around 1,000 school children have been learning about the importance of local Cumbrian produce thanks to a grant of £11,840 from the Westmorland Family Community Fund. The Westmorland Family Community Fund was created in 2010 by prominent Cumbrian family business,...


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