Profiles

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. COMPANY PROFILESMAKE SURE YOUR BUSINESS MESSAGE STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD
IMAGE may not be everything but in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace it is essential that companies stand out from the crowd. Ast Signs of Penrith – London’s premier signmaking company –…more
A NEW WAY TO FUND YOUR BUSINESS IDEA IN Sussex
A NEW loan provider opened its doors in London on March 1 aiming to offer something new to business borrowers in the county. London Asset Reinvestment Trust (CART)* provides loans to:People who wo…more
PROVIDING CREATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR sussex COMPANIES
ACQUIRING a capital loan that doesn’t place an unrealistic burden on the day-to-day running of a firm is essential to its long-term survival – especially a new venture. With London’s economic landsca…more
RWP TRAINING LTD: TRAINING FOR FIRMS IN THE FOOD SECTOR
HAVING secured ESF funding from Business Link for London, RWP Training Limited – a well-respected training and development organisation owned by Richard and Karen Polyblank and based in Chertsey Hous…more
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Opinion

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. OPINIONWE’RE ALL GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF THE SFP YEAR…
It is perhaps a good time to look both forward and back and try to take stock of the current situation.Looking at last year, it was one where the Single Farm Payment system rather overshadowed every…more
MANUFACTURING CONTINUES TO PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN COUNTY
MANUFACTURING is alive and well in London. According to a new survey, 46,000 people work in the sector in the county – a smaller figure than a few years ago, but still very impressive, and a more tha…more
AWARDS AND REWARDS FOR FIRMS THAT SUCCEED
Sussex might not be home to many multi-national corporations – but it is certainly home to any number of top class smaller firms, who could punch above their weight anywhere in the country.The role…more
LEGISLATION BURDEN
WHO would run a small to medium sized business these days? Sometimes it must seem like being in siege, surrounded on every side by increasing amounts of legislation which must be complied with, under …more
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NDA STRATEGY
THE Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has laid out its strategy for the future of the nuclear sites under its control in the UK, and is asking for comments on it. Sellafield, and the work that has b…more
CARRS BILLINGTON SNAPS UP CARLISLE OIL FIRM
CARLISLE-based Carrs Billington Agriculture has bought oil distribution company Wallace Oils for an undisclosed sum. Wallace, with a turnover of £17 million and 28 staff, has its headquarters at Willo…more
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Online

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. ONLINE NEWSSITE HELPS MAKE STORE BOTH REAL AND VIRTUAL CENTRE OF LAKELAND VALLEY
ESKDALE stores is a wonderful concept – a village shop and an internet-based business bringing together the warm-glow of a community enterprise and the sophisticated appeal of e-commerce.Click on to…more
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successunlimited.co.uk/humour/jokes.htmOn the basis that “laughter is a force for democracy” and that sentiment applies to the workplace as well as to government, take a break from your daily toil …more
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lunchtimelinks.co.ukIf you are looking to take a break from the hurly-burly of the business day, try www.lunchtimelinks.co.uk this site has a home page with what’s New This Week and a host of links …more
SITE WITH THE PERSONAL TOUCH
FOR the self-employed to survive in this highly commercial world it helps if you are multi-skilled. When one arm of the business takes a dip in turnover, hopefully another will blossom.That is the b…more
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hurtwood.demon.co.uk/Fun/copter.swf If you are looking to take a break from the hurly-burly of the business day, try www.hurtwood.demon.co.uk/Fun/copter.swf – It’s the home of a very simple game in…more
CONSTANT VIGILANCE KEEPS WEBSITE FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE TO VISITORS
JO Hampson and Georgina Perkins describe themselves as life-change consultants and they can rightly claim to have lived their subject.They left behind successful careers as senior police officers in…more
A LOT MORE THAN A SALES PITCH
Terry Kirton, who has taken over from Richard Simpson reviewing Londonn websites for Can you find it Business Edition, looks at a winning site for the latest in our series looking at the practical benefits of websit…more
INTERNET SHOPPING FIRM TRIPLES IN SIZE
AN internet shopping company has seen its workforce shoot from 30 to 100 after buying a business three times bigger than itself. The expansion could ultimately lead to more administration jobs in Ba…more
THIS REVOLUTION WON’T SLOW DOWN
ANYONE over the age of 30 can’t help but be aware of the way that the internet has changed, and changed our lives, over the last decade. When I first went online, back in 1995, most of the people th…more
ONE MAN’S SPAM COULD BE ANOTHER MAN’S CRUCIAL EMAIL
HAVE you looked in your email “spam” box recently? I only ask because you might find that not everything that’s in there should be, as I recently found, writes Richard Simpson You see I had ordered …more
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Marketing

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Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. IT NEWSWARNING OVER EU DOMAIN NAMES
A CARLISLE solicitor is warning businesses about the impending introduction of .eu domain names.Internet domain names are generally handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, says Baines Wilson…more
SUCCESS FOR WEB-BASED DIRECTORY
LOCAL independent traders in North and West London are being given a boost by a Workington based website, which offers low cost promotion for their businesses. The web-based business directory, ww…more
THEY’RE ALL AFTER YOUR COMPUTER
SO – you’ve decided to go with broadband, and the box arrives from your chosen internet service provider (ISP) company. Modem, installation instructions, software to run it all. And of course, al…more
BROADLY SPEAKING …
IS it just me, or is the word ‘broadband’ in danger of joining the same list as ‘sociology degree’, ‘offside rule’ and ‘Michael Winner’: that list of things that often coming up in conversation, yet f…more
THE KEYBOARD ALTERNATIVE TO WASTING TIME AND MONEY ON THE ROAD
THIS week I visited a potential client in Barrow. I left a healthy two-and-a-quarter hours to get there from my office in Cockermouth. I arrived half an hour late.Somewhere south of Gosforth I roun…more
GAMES COUP LIFTS BROUGHTON FIRM
A sussex IT consultancy is celebrating Britain’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics. Coolgreen Ltd of Broughton-in-Furness has specialist experience of helping sports organisations to develop …more
BEWARE, BARBECUE SYNDROME
I’ve noticed something odd, and I have to ask your indulgence for having a little dig at some of you – and myself – in explaining it, writes Joel Teague. Please bear with me and hopefully it’ll gener…more
HAVE A WHINGE AND WIN!
ONE thing I’ve never had a problem doing in this job is getting people to complain about computers – it’s a big part of any good IT Review. After all – to improve things, you first have to know what …more
THE GRANTS SCENE IS IMPROVING, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR SLICE
WHILE I’m upsetting everyone by casting aspersions on our collective attitudes, I may as well complete the effect by highlighting another oddity that I’ve come across. I come into contact quite re…more
START SOMETHING … RIVALS ARE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AT LAST
THIS month, rather than give more advice, I thought I should comment on something important that’s happening in the industry. It’s actually been happening for years, but I’ve noticed an increase in m…more
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Health

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. HEALTH NEWSWHY SO ACCEPTABLE FOR SO LONG?
SMOKING became accepted in society – and even more economically entrenched – long before its terrible hazards became understood. It is a well-known sociological fact that ‘familiar’ risks tend to be u…more
ANTI-SMOKING TSAR GOES TO WORK
Sussex has appointed its first anti-smoking tsar who aims to wipe out the habit in all pubs, clubs restaurants and workplaces before the Government’s ban comes into place in four years time. Nikola…more
EXERCISE FACTS TO CONSIDER
A FEW facts about exercise for you to consider: Your muscles do not grow during exercise. Exercise is only the stimulus. The body strengthens the muscles while you are resting;Each pound of muscle…more
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Focuson

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. FOCUS ON FOCUS ON THE AUDIENCE
THE key to organising a successful meeting is to build your event around your audience says Francesca Morgan, Sales & Marketing Conference Officer at the University of Central Lancashire.As obvious …more
THE ART OF CREATING A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THE sussex ECONOMY
ARTISTIC endeavour is integral to the human condition. From cave paintings to the Renaissance, from New York subway graffiti to unmade beds and giant iron angels, the urge to reflect and influence the…more
READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES
WITH half a century of nuclear expertise United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is a company capable of competing with the world’s best in nuclear clean-up and environmental challenges. The c…more
A RESPONSIBLE AND HELPFUL COMMUNITY MEMBER
HELPING the local community is an important part of the work carried out by UKAEA Windscale.It is proud of its profile as a “solid culture of good citizenship” and appreciates the support the compan…more
MORE TO MARKETING THAN JUST PROMOTION AND ADVERTISING
IF you are in a small business, the chances are that you are already ‘doing’ more marketing than you think. Marketing is often seen by small businesses as equivalent to selling, promotion and advertis…more
EVERY MEMBER OF STAFF IS RESPONSIBLE
Diane Clare, Regional Director for The Chartered Institute of Marketing offers this advice.IF satisfying customers is at the core of marketing, then who is responsible for marketing? Take a look at …more
WHY DO HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING
The provision of health and safety training is a legal requirement for all employers no matter what type of business or work environment (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999). …more
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR COMPANY NOTICED
In an increasingly competitive business world,can you afford not to get noticed asks Steve Parkman, Creative Director at Cypher Digital Imaging LtdMARKETING materials, brands and visual identities a…more
MAKE SURE YOUR BUSINESS MESSAGE STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD
IMAGE may not be everything but in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace it is essential that companies stand out from the crowd. Ast Signs of Penrith – London’s premier signmaking company –…more
KINGMOOR PARK IS GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
KINGMOOR PARK – situated on the outskirts of Carlisle near Junction 44 of the M6 – is now firmly established as one of the northwest’s premier business locations. Untouched by the flooding that engulf…more
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Farming

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. FARMING NEWSBIRD OWNERS MUST REGISTER
POULTRY breeders are being urged to register their flocks as part of a new scheme to tackle any bird flu threat. Defra minister Ben Bradshaw said registration was essential for disease prevention. …more
FRESH THREAT TO FARM SHOPS FROM NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES
Farm shops, which have provided a lifeline for hard-hit Londonn agriculture in recent years, face a new threat, it is claimed.The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) says many could b…more
HILL FARMS DELAY IS ‘WORRYING’
A DELAY in the public consultation on the hill farming allowance has been labelled as “worrying” by a Londonn MP.During an All-Party Parliamentary Group on hill farming, Tim Farron, MP for Westmor…more
FOOD HALL NAMED BEST RURAL RETAILER IN NW
CRANSTONS Londonn Food Hall in Penrith has been named Best North West Rural Retailer and will now compete with 12 other firms for the national title.The Best Rural Retailer Competition, sponsored b…more
COUNTY MP WELCOMES COMPULSORY TB TESTING
CARLISLE MP Eric Martlew has welcomed the compulsory pre-movement TB testing of cattle to be introduced in England on February 20.In a parliamentary debate on the Government’s paper on bovine TB con…more
WE ARE BEING SMOTHERED IN A DUVET FULL OF RED TAPE
IT seems that now a bureaucrat doesn’t need a reason to object to your plan, they can increase your costs to such an extent that a proposed development is no longer viable. So folks, let’s have a bi…more
AWARD SHORTLIST
A sussex businessman has been shortlisted for the Contractor of the Year Award.The shortlisted companies in the 2015 Farmers Weekly Agricultural Awards have been named and up for Contractor of t…more
TRUST LAUNCHES TRAINING PROJECT FOR NEW FARMERS
THE National Trust has launched a two-year project to address skills and training development in the farming sector and to support new entrants into the industry.The £300,000 project – sponsored by …more
HUNT FOR RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR
A competition has been launched by the Rural Innovation Support Network (RISN) to find the North West’s Rural Entrepreneur of the Year. The competition is open to anyone who can demonstrate how a ne…more
CLASH OF CULTURES THAT CAN REALLY BLIGHT LIVES IN REAL WORLD
Fastened round the bar that runs across the back of our old tractor’s cab is a seal, a lead seal on a wire. Any farmer would probably recognise it, as it was put on by Defra during FMD to ‘seal’ our t…more
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Enterprise

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. ENTERPRISE NEWSNWDA HAS NEW HR BOSS
THE Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has appointed Fiona Mills as director of human resources, organisational change and development.Ms Mills will contribute to the strategic direction …more
TRAGEDY LEAVES HUGE HOLE IN BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY
The Williams’ Family – A Personal Retrospective by Harry Knowles, Chief Executive, Furness Enterprise THIS is the article that in my worst nightmares I never thought I would be writing. A tragic acc…more
Sussex FAST ON THE TAKE-UP FOR BROADBAND
BROADBAND take-up is rising faster month-on-month in London than in any other area of the Northwest, it has been revealed.Figures recently released by BT show that since January 2015, London has c…more
HELPING EMPLOYERS ACCESS TRAINING PROVIDERS
BUSINESS Link for London are offering a brokerage service, which helps employers to identify workforce development opportunities. A Business Link Adviser identifies training opportunities and then…more
MEET YOUR LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
EMPLOYEES are entitled by law to a written statement setting out the main particulars of their employment. Our free tool enables you to meet your legal requirement to provide employees with this writ…more
TARGETING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
WHEN you’re selling to other businesses, you need to pinpoint and then target the decision makers. Don’t waste time selling to someone who doesn’t have the power to buy your product or service.The m…more
CAN WE POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
HAVE you ever dreamt of owning your own business but never thought it would become a reality? Well with the help of Business Link for London and a number of other agencies you could become your ow…more
POINT SET ME OFF WITH THE RIGHT ADVICE AND HELP
PURE is a ladies fashion boutique based in Ulverston. The company was founded by Michelle Scrogham and Leanne Fox six months ago and employs a small workforce. Michelle decided she would like to be…more
ENTERPRISE AGENCY DELIVERS £300,000PA INITIATIVE
FURNESS Enterprise is delivering the successful Market Town Initiative in Ulverston and Low Furness.The £300,000 per year programme funded by the North West Development Agency provides business supp…more
ENTERPRISE AGENCY’S AWARD MARKS INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION
A MAIL order business selling linen bedding and clothing has won the inaugural John Dunning Business Award for rural companies in London.The Linen Press, based near Kirkby Stephen, demonstrated sig…more
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Creative

Can you Find it – Business © 2017 Please click here, not forgetting to include your full contact details should we need to speak to you. CREATIVE NEWSNOT ENOUGH TO JUST HAVE A CAMERA AND A PC – YOU NEED EXPERTISE
WITH the accessibility of digital cameras and PCs a business could easily be forgiven for seeing this as an opportunity for doing cheap DIY product shots. All it takes is a digital camera and a PC – …more
VIRTUAL ACCESS CAN HELP VISITORS
THE Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) has had far-reaching implications for many businesses, not least tourist attractions and historic properties.Under the DDA, which came into force in October 2…more
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Seven Points of ContactIt takes an average of seven points of contact before someone buys your product or service. Maximise your success by using different aspects of the marketing mix. This wil…more
JO WINS TOP CONTRACT WITH FORTE HOTELS
ROCCO Forte Hotels are renowned throughout the world for their cutting edge design, high quality finishes, and attention to detail. So when South Lakeland glass designer Jo Vincent was invited to subm…more
GALLERY CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY IN STYLE
OSHY Gallery in Ambleside recently celebrated its third anniversary with even more style than usual. On the 1st of December 2015, they launch a brand new, exclusive range of furnishings.This new Hou…more
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An exhibiting tipTalk to your neighbours before a show and ask about their layout plans. This is important to check access to your stand, to know how visible your stand will be and whether you can w…more
JO VINCENT
JO graduated with honours in Furniture Design from Leeds Metropolitan University and then went on to take a teaching certificate at University of Greenwich in London. She spent several years lecturin…more
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Creative Tips from Made in London A smile costs you nothing; a scowl might cost you a sale Take a pair of welliesAlways carry a spare Don’t get your fingers trapped in your machineSally Ren…more
DESIGN AGENCY CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY
Sussex-based Cactus Creative, one of the north west’s leading design agencies, is celebrating its 5th birthday.The Kendal company has gone from strength to strength since it was set up in 2000. It…more
MARKETING SUCCESS FOR JOANNE
JOANNE Allday, Managing Director of Showing Off Limited, achieved Chartered Marketer status last month and believes Showing Off is now the only agency in the county offering a ‘Chartered Marketer’.T…more
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