Family firms in the spotlight at February seminar

This February, the regional business team at Business Desk North West will be hosting a special event designed to look at the issues and challenges facing family firms. Founder of The Family Business Network, Sue Howorth was invited to be part of the...

Cumbrian Law Firm proves attractive proposition to law graduates

Award-winning Cumbrian law firm, Cartmell Shepherd are expanding their team of law graduates, attracting talent from across the country. One of their latest recruits, Alice Whittome joined the business as a private client solicitor in Haltwhistle in 2019.  Originally...

Coping with the rise of the National Living Wage

One of our network partners, RfM Accountants has recently highlighted to family businesses the potential impact of the The National Living Wage increase, which is set to rise by 6.2% from 1 April 2020. This means that almost three million UK workers are set to receive...

Family Business Network set to launch new digital publication

The Family Business Network has released details on their forthcoming digital editorial magazine, due to be launched early this year. The magazine will be produced in an interactive and engaging digital format and will offer a brand-new platform from which to share...

Winning ways to promote your business in the North West and beyond

Businesses in the North West are discovering that entering awards is one of the best ways of promoting their business and letting new customers know about their services both locally, nationally and internationally. Entering a regional award has proved beneficial to...

Young Farmer Loan Scheme ready to roll

Supporting the farming community has always been an integral part of Enterprise Answer’s business model and the creation of the Young Farmer loan scheme to run alongside the business support programme, “Farming ambition – Business Support for Young People” is...

Women and girls projects in Cumbria receive major funding boost

Local groups supporting women and girls facing a range of challenges across Cumbria have received a share of more than £24,000 to continue their vital work. This is the second time Cumbria Community Foundation has awarded money from the Tampon Tax Community Fund to...


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