Cockermouth Business News

French Student Work Placement in 2017

I met with Jacqueline Guilters from our twinned town Marvejols who is a teacher over this week as part of the week long visit.

They are looking for 3-4 retail shops/supermarkets and 2-3 beauty salons who would take a student for 4 weeks next year for a free work placement.  These students are amongst the best in class and are studying both retail and beauty and this would placement would form part of their assessment.

Community group funding

Hi all, below is an extract from a CCC email.  If interested, links are shown below.

Cumbria County Council has funding available in your area.
Community grants are available for voluntary, not for profit and community groups for community based projects which will benefit the local area.  We have funded a wide range of community and voluntary organisations including playgroups, resident's action groups, sports groups, youth clubs, environmental groups, community centres and local charities.

Flood Insurance

It has been highlighted that some businesses may be now refused flood insurance as they come to renew their business/property insurance now. 

If you have been recently or are about to renew and are being faced with your insurer saying they'll refuse to cover you, please let us know ASAP.

We would need to know who the insurer is that is refusing you cover and any comments they are making.

Many thanks


Christmas Promotions

Yes, already talking about it but no doubt many of you have been planning it for months! 

If you've not already, this is a reminder about the Chamber promotion in the Christmas bumper Cumbria Life edition.  You should've already sent details in to Suzanne by Thursday 29th September but if you've not gone for that and want something else, we have now got over 2000 emails addresses that we are looking to send an autumn newsletter out to.

These are people who want to hear from us, local, regional and national, all who love the town and area as much as we do.

Tour of Britain 5th September - Go Green!

Hi all,

We are on the route for the Stage 2 route next Monday with a sprint section of the days route and we would like you all to go green.

The winning rider of the sprint section gets awarded a green jersey and to celebrate our part in the day, we'd like you to decordate your windows, shops and businesses for the next week or so in green displays!

Marketing Cockermouth

Our own marketing drive to support the town continues and has had 2 email newsletters sent to different segments of the Cumbria Tourism database.  We're getting good results too.  At time of writing, we now have over 1500 people on our own email database.

The next 'Taste' styled Cumbria Life advert will be going out at the end of August into the September edition and we are looking at sending our own newsletter in the coming weeks.