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Best Cumbria Chamber Of Commerce podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Cumbria Chamber Of Commerce podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Find out how Lancaster University Management School can help your business develop and prosper. Pete Cornwall from LUMS discusses programmes specifically for SMEs in Cumbria covering leadership, productivity, digital technologies for manufacturers, innovation and – new for 2020 – family businesses. Many of these programmes are available to qualifyi…
 
We look at the prospects for 2020 and beyond with Councillor Robin Ashcroft, the economy, culture and leisure portfolio holder at South Lakeland District Council. The conversation covers recruitment difficulties, boosting productivity, greening the economy, revitalising town centres, proposals for a Morecambe Bay barrage and a possible Morecambe Ba…
 
What SMEs need to know about working with ENGIE, which has won significant contracts to build extra care housing in Cumbria. Operations Manager Paul Young discusses the opportunities, ENGIE’s procurement criteria and what it looks for in suppliers and sub-contractors. To find out about how Cumbria Business Growth Hub can help SMEs get work with ENG…
 
The Labour candidate for Workington defends her party’s plans for spending and taxation and set out plans for a £400bn National Transformation Fund. We challenge her on Labour’s nationalisation proposals and ask if its Inclusive Ownership Funds will deter business investment.By Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
 
The Conservative candidate for Carlisle on trade and immigration after Brexit, tackling skills shortages and escalating costs for business. We ask him if the North is getting a raw deal on infrastructure and why the Conservative manifesto makes no mention of nuclear new build.By Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
 
The Lib Dem candidate for Westmorland & Lonsdale predicts the outcome of the General Election and takes questions on Brexit, business rates, lifelong learning and other policies. We ask him why nuclear power doesn’t get a mention in the Lib Dem manifesto and why the party wants to axe one of the submarines being built by BAE Systems in Barrow.…
 
Employment lawyer Nigel Crebbin, of Burnetts Solicitors, looks at what businesses can do when winter strikes. Are you required to pay staff who can’t get to work? Can you insist that they work from home? What if your premises have to close because of flooding? This podcast covers all these issues and more.…
 
Lawyer Luke Donockley explores why businesses should prepare for no deal and outlines a seven-step process to put in place. He also touches on the impact Brexit might have on commercial contracts.By Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
 
Understand what Brexit will mean for data handling and intellectual property rights including copyright, designs, trade marks and patents. Lawyer Alex Craig, of Muckle, outlines the changes and the likely impacts for UK businesses.By Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
 
Mark Rowbotham, a consultant in international trade, explores what a no-deal Brexit would mean for exporters and importers. Understand what you need to put in place to ensure that trade continues to flow smoothly.By Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
 
The implications of Brexit for EU nationals already in the UK, those looking to work here and for UK nationals who need to work in the EU. Lee Petts, of Seekly Recruitment, sets out what employers need to be doing to ensure they can retain and recruit the people they need.By Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
 
Simon Hart and Richard Arnott from accountancy specialist RSM explore last-minute Brexit preparations and the likely impact of Brexit on Cumbria and the wider economy. Simon is RSM's national lead Brexit partner, who spends his days analysing Brexit risks and advising clients how to manage them, while Richard is a consulting director based in Cumbr…
 
Luke Christian of Lakeland Mues tells the story behind the business and how persistence earned them a listing at Booths supermarkets – with help from our Supply Chain Opportunity Club. Lakeland Mues’ luxury muesli blends are now available in Booths’ stores in Windermere, Penwortham, Ulverston, Penrith, Ilkley, Longton, Keswick, Lytham, Garstang, Ri…
 
One of the UK’s top economists outlines the prospects for the UK economy as the October 31 Brexit deadline approaches. Suren Thiru is Head of Economics and Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce. We recorded this podcast when he visited Cumbria to speak at a joint event with the Bank of England. He considers the implications of a no-deal …
 
One-in-five businesses are affected by cyber crime in any one year. Don’t be the next victim. In this podcast Jon Hill, a detective with Cumbria Constabulary’s new Cyber and Digital Crime Unit, and Peter McCall, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, look at how businesses can protect themselves. Click here for a training video, links, tools a…
 
Hear how Cumbria Community Foundation helps businesses in the county to make a difference to disadvantaged people. The charity, set up in 1999, has made grants totalling £44m so far. In this podcast, Chief Executive Andy Beeforth sets out how the Foundation channels donations from businesses and enables them achieve their corporate social responsib…
 
In this podcast, organisational development specialist Hazel Lowndes and Suzanne Caldwell, of Cumbria Business Growth Hub, explore ways to boost productivity. UK productivity – measured in output per worker – lags behind that of Germany, France, the US and most other developed economies. This podcast asks why that is the case and looks at what we c…
 
Kirsty Mahoney of the charity Imagine Independence explains how she works with businesses to find employment for people with disabilities. Low unemployment and a shrinking working-age population are making it harder and harder for Cumbrian companies to recruit. In this podcast, Kirsty urges employers to embrace the talents and potential of disabled…
 
How businesses can deal with sexual harassment in the workplace and avoid harassment claims from employees. In this podcast Michael Bauer, of Cumbria Employment Solicitors, explains the legal definition of sexual harassment and the responsibilities that employers have, then sets out measures businesses can take to eliminate harassment and reduce th…
 
We’ve relaunched Made in Cumbria, the Chamber’s initiative to help the county’s food, drink and craft businesses find new routes to market. In this podcast, Chamber Chief Executive Rob Johnston talks about the new Made in Cumbria website, featuring stunning photography and telling the stories behind member businesses. He also outlines big plans for…
 
Find out how Oxley Developments of Ulverston became one of Cumbria’s most successful exporters. Oxley’s Marketing Manager Jayne Moorby talks about trade missions, using overseas agents, how the company overcomes language and cultural barriers, and the help it receives from the Department for International Trade. Oxley began exporting in the 1970s a…
 
Amy Johnston of accountant David Allen explains how Making Tax Digital works and what businesses should do to comply. The new system launches on April 1st, 2019, initially for VAT. But according to recent research by the British Chambers of Commerce, thousands of businesses aren’t ready. Those that fall foul of the new rules will face penalties. Da…
 
Steve Wilkinson, of Cumbria Manufacturing Service, sets out the help and advice available to SME manufacturers including grants of up to £5,400. Steve has recently been appointed as an adviser with Cumbria Manufacturing Service. In this podcast, he explains his how he can help qualifying manufacturer SMEs to streamline their processes, drive up pro…
 
This is the Brexit podcast businesses have been waiting for. Luke Donockley, a solicitor and Brexit expert with law firm Muckle LLP, explores what businesses can do to prepare for Brexit and what the ramifications are likely to be. He covers how to go about a Brexit risk assessment, imports and exports, tariffs, obstacles for hauliers, excise duty …
 
When the Lib Dem leader addressed a Chamber event in Kendal, we asked him about Brexit and other hot topics affecting business. In this podcast, Sir Vince looks at where Brexit is going, including the prospects for 'no deal' and a second referendum. He predicts that some Labour and Conservative MPs will quit their parties this year to sit as indepe…
 
Find out how food and drink businesses can get their products onto the shelves of regional supermarket chain Booths. Cumbria Business Growth Hub's Supply Chain Opportunity Club recently hosted an event with Booths where food and drink businesses were able to meet the supermarket's buying team. In this podcast, recorded at the event, Matt Bruno, Inn…
 
John Scott, of Cumbria Trading Standards, looks at sensible measures businesses can take to be ready for Brexit. Click here to complete our Brexit preparedness survey. Here to access the Government’s ‘Prepare for EU Exit’ website. Here for a tool to help you prepare for EU Exit. Here for official advice on ‘no deal’ planning. Here for the British C…
 
We explore how businesses can cater for the 13m people in the UK who have a disability. They represent a market worth £249bn a year. In this podcast Julia Walker, of Lake District Mobility, talks about practical steps that businesses can take to make themselves more attractive to disabled customers and their families. Chamber Business Solutions is …
 
Tiffany Solender is a successful entrepreneur who uses her knowledge and expertise to help other Cumbrian businesses sell overseas. Her company, Pogu, based at Staveley near Kendal, supplies road safety products for children to customers all over the world. In this podcast, she talks about her new role as an International Trade Adviser with the Dep…
 
Detective Superintendent Vicki Ellis of Cumbria Police explains how businesses can help to stamp out the scourge of domestic violence. Domestic abuse is endemic. Cumbria Police respond to 7,500 incidents every year, of which 4,500 are logged as crimes. In this podcast, Detective Superintendent Vicki Ellis sets out how employers can spot warning sig…
 
David Leadbetter of Inspira explains how employers can get involved in a programme to raise the aspirations of young Cumbrians. Inspira’s Employer Mentoring Programme is designed to raise the aspirations of young people at secondary school. It is currently running in North and West Cumbria. In this podcast David Leadbetter, Contract Manager with In…
 
700,000 people in the UK have autism. Sheila Gregory of Carlisle Mencap sets out how and why businesses should cater for them. Approximately 1% of the UK population have autism, around 700,000 people. That’s a large potential market for businesses to target as customers and a big pool of labour from which to recruit. Indeed, people with autism can …
 
The man driving plans for a nuclear power station in West Cumbria explains his strategy to save the project. NuGen’s £15bn plan for a nuclear power station at Moorside, next to Sellafield, would be the biggest private-sector investment Cumbria has ever seen. But the project is in trouble. NuGen’s owner Toshiba wants out while the Korean company tha…
 
A third of SME owners face difficulties in growing their businesses. Growth Hub adviser Adrian Luckham offers practical help. Polling commissioned by the British Business Bank suggests that one-in-three business owners want to grow their businesses but are unsure how to do it. In this podcast, Adrian Luckham, one of the most experienced advisers wi…
 
Many businesses use WordPress to create and manage their websites. But big changes are coming. Our digital expert Paul Teague explains. More than a quarter of all websites are created by and managed using WordPress, the most popular online publishing platform on the web. But big changes are coming. The entire interface that's used to create posts a…
 
Lawyer Michael Bauer explains how businesses should respond to employment tribunal claims or, better still, avoid them altogether. The number of employment tribunal claims has doubled since fees for bringing claims were abolished last year. In this podcast employment lawyer Michael Bauer, of Cumbria Employment Solicitors, explains how businesses sh…
 
Plans to develop the former armaments depot at Broughton Moor are taking off. We meet the man behind it all, Nigel Catterson. Derwent Forest is set to become a model for sustainable living. The Derwent Forest Development Consortium has unveiled a masterplan to make the former RN armaments depot at Broughton Moor into a national exemplar for sustain…
 
Playdale Playgrounds only began exporting in 2009 and now sells to 49 countries. MD Barry Leahey explains how they did it. The company manufactures outdoor playground equipment at Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, and sells its products across the globe. It has been so successful at exporting that it was selected as one of the Department for Internatio…
 
City Council leader Colin Glover on plans for 10,000 new homes, Borderlands, Carlisle Airport, the Enterprise Zone and boosting the city centre. Carlisle stands on the cusp of unprecedented growth. The proposed St Cuthbert’s Garden Village would add up to 10,000 homes, potentially increasing the population of urban Carlisle by a third. In this podc…
 
Maria Ramsdale of FW Capital explains how the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund helps SMEs in Cumbria. The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund provides loan and equity finance to SMEs that have been turned down by the banks. In this podcast, Maria Ramsdale of FW Capital, who is responsible for delivering the debt finance element in Cumbria, expla…
 
Chamber Chief Executive Rob Johnston explains how businesses can hang on to older workers and bring the best out of them. By 2030, half of all adults in the UK will be aged over 50. In parts of Cumbria the proportion will be higher still. Our ‘super-ageing’ population means that the working-age population is projected to shrink by 20,000 over the n…
 
Chartered financial planner David Finan looks at strategies to achieve a comfortable retirement if you’re self-employed. There are 4.8m self-employed people in the UK but fewer than a third of them are actively paying into a pension scheme. Some have other strategies to provide retirement income – perhaps selling their business to live off the proc…
 
Allerdale is a great place to start a business. Some 71% of new businesses in Allerdale are still trading three years after launch, well above the national average of 61%. The high survival rate is in part explained by the pro-business stance of Allerdale Borough Council, which actively funds business support initiatives. In this podcast, Council L…
 
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is urging the Bank of England to think carefully before raising interest rates. We delivered that message in person when Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank’s Deputy Governor for financial stability, spoke at a Chamber lunch in Kendal last week. Sir Jon is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, which voted by 6-3 in June to l…
 
Renewed efforts are underway to help more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cumbrian win work in the nuclear sector. Almost 50 businesses attended an ‘SME awareness day’ in Workington last week to showcase the opportunities available in the sector. In this podcast, Eva Chua of Cumbria Business Growth Hub, Steve Dixon of Morgan Sindall, a…
 
Local Enterprise Partnerships - LEPs for short - were the Coalition Government's 'big idea' to drive economic growth in the regions. But Cumbria LEP has come under fire for poor performance. In this podcast its new chairman, Lord Inglewood, sets out his vision. He explains more about the LEP’s role, and looks at the challenges and opportunities for…
 
The World Cup is in full swing and Wimbledon fortnight begins on Monday. Major sporting events like these can cause a headache for employers as staff request time off to watch or, worse still, pretend to be ill and take a sickie. In this podcast Tom Scaife, a partner and employment specialist with the commercial law firm Baines Wilson, looks at how…
 
Research commissioned by Barclays Bank reveals that almost half of SMEs have been targeted by fraudsters, and one-in-four of these has fallen victim. Where businesses are caught out, the average cost is £35,000. To mark Scams Awareness Month, Will Hayhurst of Cumbria Trading Standards looks at what businesses can do to protect themselves against th…
 
Eden Council will unveil its Penrith Vision Masterplan this summer. It will set out how the town will develop through to 2050 including plans for new homes, schools, open space, a new business park and a relief road linking the A66 east of Penrith with M6 junction 41. In this podcast, Eden Council’s Leader Kevin Beaty explains why the Masterplan is…
 
The Government has decided that all businesses - including buy-to-let landlords - will have to use computer software for their accounts, sending quarterly updates online to HM Revenue Making Tax Digital is being phased in, starting with VAT next April. In this podcast, Claire Phillips and Simon Kirkbride, of accountant Dodd & Co, look at the new sy…
 
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