Cockermouth Business News

Getting started with 3D printers/Workshop - Tuesday 16th June. 9am-5pm

BEC Fab Lab provides a comprehensive introduction to 3D printing, from buying a printer to manufacturing your designs.

This event offers an introduction to how printers work, the different models, software and services on the market, and how you can join the on-demand manufacturing revolution to help with rapid prototyping and product development and manufacturing.

This course is for you if:

Tour of Britain 2015 - IMPORTANT UPDATE

Discussions and plans continue on the Tour of Britain Stage 3 start here in Cockermouth on the 8th September.  It’ll be a spotlight on the town and we’re trying to keep everyone informed with what we know.  Below is an outline from what I’ve managed to get from CCC who are coordinating with the tour team.  Please note, key facts will need further clarification so are ‘TBC’ - To Be Confirmed!  Frustrating as this is,  a lot is yet to be understood from the tour team itself and with various groups/meetings and partners involved, it is all taking its time. 

Parking in Cumbria - Survey we need your opinion! CLOSING DATE 15th JUNE

As you may be aware, the FSB undertook a significant amount of work throughout 2014 to speak out on behalf of small businesses on the issue of new on-street parking charges across Cumbria.  We met with Councillors, sent forward petitions and surveys, met with Members of Parliament to get their backing and spoke out in the media on a regular basis.  The scrapping of the plans was very welcome.  Now we want to get ahead of the game and ensure that any future plans are business-friendly.  We have now developed some ideas which we would value your opinion on.

Cockermouth Live 2015

Over the weekend of 26th to 28th June - Cockermouth Live will be hosting events throughout the town, a festival of music, inspiration and family fun.

With plenty to see and participate in, this is an event for everyone.

Click HERE for more information on this fabulous weekend event, not to be missed.

Bank Holiday Weekend - Spring Fair and more

Cockermouth is open for business over the Bank Holiday Weekend - many shops open Sunday and Monday (check with individual shops for opening times).

Bank Holiday Monday the fair comes to town - plants and other stalls in Wilkinsons car park and the fairground rides and more to do in Sainsburys car park and don't forget to have a wander into town where you will find most of the individual independently run shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and more open. 

Tour of Britain 2015

The Tour of Britain comes to Cockermouth on the 8th September as the start of the stage.  We are trying to maximise the potential benefit to local businesses and with estimates of 3-5000 people expected (competitors, support teams and visitors), they’ll all need food and drink.  Current information suggests people will be around from 4.30am until 11am (just after the start) building as the morning goes.  After the start, numbers will reduce and we are looking at ideas to see what we can do to keep people around longer.  

Chamber Survey

As you are aware, we conducted a short survey in March/April that many of you completed and thank you for that.  The results are in and make interesting reading.  The aim was to understand what the towns businesses wanted the chamber to do in the next few years and what were the priorities for you.  There is a link here that you can go to to scan through the results.