Announcement

Business Secretary relishes Cumbrian enterprise

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Vince Cable was in Cumbria today to celebrate the positive impact that entrepreneurs are having on the local economy. The Business Secretary was in the North West to promote enterprise during a visit to the ‘Made in Cumbria’ flagship store in Kendal.

1 Aug 2012



The Secretary of State met with entrepreneurs from Abbey Horn Gifts who make local souvenirs and Hawkshead Relishes who produce a range of local relishes, chutneys and preserves. Both business are continuing to grow and have now begun to export their products abroad.

Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable said:

“SMEs, like the ones I have seen today in Cumbria, are the lifeblood of the UK economy. It’s small businesses that will help drive growth and it’s important they are given the right conditions to thrive.

“Businesses in Cumbria are already benefiting from a range of support programmes offered by Government. The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is working with many businesses in the area to help identify their individual needs, and many will be able to take advantage of the Regional Growth Fund. “