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Businesses enjoy hot-desking scheme

A hot-desking initiatives at The MintWorks in Kendal has been praised by business owners.

This week was the first in a series of free try-before-you-buy events running every Monday until September at the business hub.

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Tourism boost for South Lakeland economy

New research reveals that tourism had a £1.24 billion economic impact on South Lakeland last year – up nearly 4% on 2016.

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£2.5bn cash pledge for submarine contracts in Cumbria

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson is pledging £2.5bn worth of spending on submarines during a visit to BAE Systems in South Cumbria, which will safeguard jobs across the supply chain.

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The MintWorks – Hot Desk Heaven!

Hot desking at The MintWorks in Kendal is a vital asset for sole traders and micro-businesses, providing flexible and affordable access to high quality facilities and superfast broadband.

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Drop in and meet our dynamic duo

Claire Ashcroft and Zoe Dawes each staff the reception desk at The MintWorks in exchange for using the desk-space for their own businesses.  It is an arrangement that works well for both sides – Claire and Zoe gain access to the great facilities and The MintWorks enjoys the benefits of business people meeting and greeting its business clients.

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Treetop Trek swings into The Mintworks

A multi award winning company providing treetop adventures in Cumbria, Manchester and Yorkshire has launched itself into bigger offices at The Mintworks Kendal Enterprise Centre.

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South Lakeland commercial property market set to grow

The commercial property market in South Lakeland is set to grow driven by Cumbrian businesses expanding and a shortage of everything from semi-rural start-ups to bigger business spaces in key areas...

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 South Lakeland is top for Northern Powerhouse ‘liveability’

Research commissioned by Your Housing Group has ranked South Lakeland as the region’s most ‘liveable’ location.

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£3,000 broadband boost for SME businesses

Businesses in South Lakeland can receive up to £3,000 to boost their broadband speeds under the new Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme introduced by the Government.

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Winter boost for Lake District tourism

MORE than 32 million visitors arrived in the Lake District between November and March which is a 28 per cent increase on the same period the previous year. 

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Lake District £ launches May 1

On May 1 the Lake District becomes the first region in the UK to launch its own currency with themed £1, £5, £10 and £20 notes designed to highlight the beauty and character of the national park...

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Playdale MD attends Commonwealth summit

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 was attended by Barry Leahey, Managing Director of Ulverston-based playground equipment manufacturer Playdale...

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Business support ‘shop window’ gets a makeover

Businesses seeking support and information about how to relocate or grow their presence in South Lakeland, Cumbria, will benefit from the new-look web resource. The website can be used to find commercial land and premises, financial assistance...

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‘Vibrant’ South Lakeland Economy one of Noth West's best 

South Lakeland is listed as one of the North West’s top five ‘vibrant economies’ by accountants Grant Thornton in a report for the MIPIM global property and real estate event in Cannes to attract inward investment. The ‘Vibrant Economy Index’ scores areas on factors such as prosperity, dynamism...

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 A new chapter for Verse

The Verse digital design and innovations group was created in 2017 with the merger of SCK Web Works and Remedy. SCK was based in the Mintworks Kendal enterprise centre but the merger and a doubling of the workforce to 24 people required a move to new premises.

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25 jobs created with new John Deere tractor dealership

World famous tractor brand John Deere has a new agricultural machinery showroom and service centre at Junction 36 next to the auction mart at Crooklands. The new dealership has created 25 jobs and is expected to turn over around £18 million annually. It is the third John Deere...

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