[C]umbrian MPs Jamie Reed and Tim Farron have extended their thanks to everyone who worked to make the Parliamentary Cumbria Day 2016 a success.
The event, which was attended by Parliamentarians from across the country, Council representatives and others, was a showcase of Cumbrian business and produce, and a valuable national networking opportunity.
The event was organised by Jamie Reed and Tim Farron on behalf of Cumbria’s six MPs, and event sponsors included Cumbia LEP, Britain’s Energy Coast, Visit England, Allerdale Borough Council and Carlisle City Council.
Each MP nominated three businesses to exhibit at Cumbria Day, and attendees had the opportunity to sample outstanding produce, from Bowness Bay Brewery’s delicious beers, to Cow’s and Co.’s excellent cheeses, and to learn more about the Cumbrian economy.
Britain’s Energy Coast helped to decarbonise the day by providing lorries to transport the exhibitors’ goods to Parliament, thus allowing them to take the train.
Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said: “I am delighted to have worked with Tim and others to organise Cumbria Day in Parliament.
“I am incredibly proud of the excellent businesses and produce that we have here in Cumbria, and of the hard work that business men and women undertake all year round to overcome challenges such as the devastation caused by Storm Desmond, to support our local economy.
“I am pleased to be to have facilitated this important national networking opportunity for local business, and to have proudly showcased our county to my Parliamentary colleagues.”
Westmoreland and Lonsdale MP, Tim Farron said: “Cumbria Day has been a fantastic celebration of our wonderful county, which has truly showcased the best of what the area has to offer. I am delighted to have been able to make the day possible.
“The successful day could not have been achieved however, without the kind and generous support of our sponsors, including Britain’s Energy Coast who have helped to make Cumbria Day environmentally friendly.
“In spite of the challenges that we’ve faced over the past year, local businesses have worked incredibly hard to keep Cumbria going and thriving. I am proud of, and grateful for all that they do.”