Cumbria Vision report backs airport expansion

Stobart's planned development of Carlisle Airport could protect and create 1,500 jobs while contributing £38m a year to Cumbria's economy, according to a new study commissioned by Cumbria Vision. The economic development agency is lobbying local and central government to...

Revamped Maryport marina completed

Capita and Cumbrian building contractor Stobbarts have completed the £1.7m redevelopment of Maryport Marina for West Lakes Renaissance, the...

Stobart to lobby DfT for longer trucks to cut fuel costs

Andrew Tinkler, chief executive of Cumbria-based haulage giant Stobart, will meet with ministers from the department for transport next week to discuss the possibility of introducing longer trailers onto the UK's roads to help counter rising fuel costs. Tinkler...

Stobart extends option on Carlisle Airport

Distribution group Stobart has voted to extend the option to purchase Carlisle Airport for a further six months. The board voted unanimously for an extension to the option for a consideration of £50,000. This is subject to Carlisle Airport...

South Lakes bypass opens to traffic

A bypass built to re-route 14,000 vehicles a day away from villages in south Cumbria has been opened by the chief executive of the Highways Agency.