BAE Systems Wates

Wates doubles team in Cumbria

Contractor Wates has added 15 staff at its Kendal office, nearly doubling the size of its team in the region as it continues work on its £30m Campus Whitehaven and BAE Systems’ central training facility in Barrow.


Halewood deal triggers Hawkshead expansion

Lake District brewer Hawkshead is to build a new brewery as part of an expansion scheme following its acquisition by Merseyside drinks business Halewood in March 2017.

Kitchens giant fined £1.2m

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Howdens, the national manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products has been fined £1.2m after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of the company’s premises.

Stobart Carlisle

Tritax spends £23.6m on Carlisle warehouse

Tritax Big Box REIT has bought a 315,000 sq ft logistics facility at Carlisle Lake District Airport, let to Stobart Group, for £23.6m, representing a 5.31% net initial yield.

Billy's Space

Billy’s Space launch date announced  

The former grade two-listed pub in the Lake District has been converted into 6,000 sq ft of creative workspaces for local businesses, and units for rent and sale will be unveiled at a launch on Saturday 4 November.