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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Autumn Business Networking Lunch with John Stevenson MP



Posted: November 24th, 2014

On Friday 21 November we attended the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Autumn Business Networking Lunch with John Stevenson MP.

The event was held at The Exchange in The Halston, Carlisle with guest speakers Rob Johnston MBE Chief Executive of the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and John Stevenson MP.

Rob Johnston MBE spoke about the work that the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce are undertaking to help and grow businesses in our area. He also shared details of the support they are offering to unemployed people in the county by helping them to start up their own business through offering support from inception through to helping them run their business.

John Stevenson MP then took the stand and explained how his philosophy of politics and business went hand-in-hand.  He went on to explain how he is currently lobbying to try and improve the infrastructure in Cumbria to make it easier for businesses to trade in the county by becoming more accessible.  John then encouraged the guests in the room to put forward any questions they may have, what followed was an informative discussion regarding the skill sets and future skills needed to keep Cumbria at the forefront of the British economy.

Once the speeches were finished we were treated to a fantastic three course meal which highlighted the high standards set by the staff and team at The Halston.

Richard Bell