Cockermouth Business News

New Chamber of Trade web site

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The new Cockermouth and District Chamber of Trade web site was launched on 17 May. The web site is one of many initiatives by the Chamber of Trade to support business in Cockermouth and District and to help the town recover from the devastating floods of 2009. All members should check the entries for their businesses.

Shop 10 scheme celebrates Cockermouth’s independent traders

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Ten vouchers worth £10 each are up for grabs every month in Cockermouth thanks to a new shoppers’ scheme.

Shop 10 is a new marketing initiative organised by Cockermouth and District Chamber of Trade. It will reward locals and visitors who spend money in the town’s businesses with a monthly prize draw – and boost trade for participating retailers, many of which were affected by the floods of November 2009.

Coach firm spreads the word

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A fleet of coaches is driving home the message that Cockermouth is ‘open for business’. Reays Coaches, an award-winning travel company based in Wigton, near Carlisle, has agreed to put banners in the rear windows of 12 of its vehicles to promote the town. They made the generous offer after being approached by Cockermouth and District Chamber of Trade.

Cheers for Jennings!

Jennings is back in business after being devastated by the floods.

Production at the Castle Brewery is already back up to normal capacity, brewing 1,000 barrels of its famous ales each week. Final repairs are now being made to restore the company’s shop and brewery tour and these are expected to be open to the public in April.

During the four months it was closed for repairs, the brewery raised a massive £178,497 for the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund. A donation of 10p from every pint sold in that time was given to the Fund.