Supporting chefs of the future

By |2019-10-02T10:59:05+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Supporting chefs of the future

Pictured above: Dani Hope and Kit Graves, Lake District Hotels with Simon Jackson, headteacher, Keswick School.

Kit Graves, director of Lake District Hotels Ltd, came up with a masterplan to update Keswick School’s food technology facilities. They were so out of touch with today’s professional teaching kitchens, that it required a complete refit. Kit’s idea to turn the room into a TV style Bake-off kitchen was agreed, which then followed with 18 months of fundraising activities from Lake District Hotels Ltd, to raise the required amount of £30,000.

The official opening …

On 20th September, an official opening for […]

Congratulations to Carlisle Living Award winners!

By |2019-09-09T14:14:02+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Congratulations to Carlisle Living Award winners!

On Friday 6th September, Carlisle Living held their annual awards event. The evening took place at The Halston in Carlisle and was attended by the hard-working people of Carlisle who have helped to shape the city over the past 12 months.

Once again, we were proud sponsors of the Food & Drink category. This category sees those whose dedication, innovation and hard work throughout the year has contributed to Carlisle becoming the destination of choice for fine food and drink.

We attended the event as many of our customers were present and shortlisted for prizes. Our sales director, David Jenkins, was on stage to […]

Proud sponsors of Carlisle College Awards 2019

By |2019-06-21T14:43:36+00:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Proud sponsors of Carlisle College Awards 2019

Once again, we were delighted to be supporting the Carlisle College Awards. We were sponsors of the Outstanding Apprenticeship Achievement awards which covered five different categories:

* Adult Care

* Technical Services

* Construction

* Professional Services

* Computing

Graham Jenkins, our managing director, and Brian Baxter, key sales & account manager were invited along to celebrate with the shortlisted and winning students.

Graham handed out the awards to the hard-working recipients.

We would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them the very best for the future!

Sponsorship of 23rd Keswick Beer Festival

By |2019-06-11T09:06:54+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sponsorship of Keswick Beer Festival

This year, we were proud sponsors of the Keswick Beer Festival. Held every year in the beautiful town in the Lakes, the beer festival is organised by The Keswick Lions and Keswick Rugby Club. The festival raises funds to support sport development within the rugby club and as well as a selection of charities chosen by The Lions.

The festival was held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June and featured over 200 different beers with music from live bands. This year saw the 23rd anniversary of the event.

As always, the crowds turned out in their hundreds to enjoy beer and great music!

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Sausage sales raise an appealing amount!

By |2019-05-01T15:40:46+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sausage sales raise an appealing amount!

During March, we held a special promotion on one of our favourite recipe sausages to help raise funds for Hospice at Home, Carlisle & North Lakeland. We raised a grand total of £475 to help this worthy cause.

For every kilo of our special Pork & Marmalade Sausage sold, we vowed to donate £1 to the Carlisle-based charity. The sausages are a popular choice for our customers! They are made to our own Cumberland sausage recipe and laced with quality marmalade from Claire’s Handmade.

The initiative tied in with the World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards which were held during March. The festival raises funds every […]

Proud to support Carlisle Youth Zone

By |2019-03-15T10:56:09+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

We are a proud supporter of Carlisle Youth Zone

For many years we have been a proud sponsor and supporter of Carlisle Youth Zone and on Thursday 14th March, we visited to hand over a cheque for £2,000.

Our sales manager, Gemma Hodgson (pictured left), handed a cheque to Lynsey Buckle (pictured right) who is the Development Manager at the youth zone.

Carlisle Youth Zone relies on charity donations to run its services to help children from a wide range of backgrounds from across the county. The youth zone is based in Carlisle and provides a safe and fun place for children and young people to meet, make new […]

Colourful fun run sponsorship

By |2019-03-13T12:59:26+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Colour Run 2019 sponsors

We are proud to announce, for the third year, we are sponsoring Eden Valley Hospice’s annual Colour Run!

Each year the Carlisle-based hospice organises the fun run at Carlisle Racecourse to help raise vital funds to maintain it’s services. The run takes place on Sunday 12th May this year.

The Colour Run is a 5km event which sees participants run, jog, walk or even toddle through a sea of paint and bubbles. This is a family fun event and we’ll be entering a team of runners to help raise money too. Last year our team raised just under £600 which is a marvellous total!

Below is a gallery […]

International Women’s Day event

By |2019-03-13T09:51:38+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating Women in Business

On Friday 8th March, we attended a Women in Business event at Carlisle Lake District Airport.

The event was organised by Natwest to celebrate International Women’s Day and invited working women from across the area to come together and celebrate success and achievement. Our marketing manager, Karen Graham, attended and represented us by showcasing a stand showing a huge array of local produce from suppliers that we work closely alongside. From Claire’s Handmade jams and chutneys, ales from Carlisle Brewing and Brack n Brew to gin from the Lakes Distillery, our stand attracted a lot of attention.

There were many inspirational female speakers invited on the day. Kate Willard, […]

Go Orange for our A-Peal

By |2019-03-01T10:47:47+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Supporting Hospice at Home

This month we are supporting the Hospice at Home’s ‘Go Orange for our A-Peal’ by donating £1 for every kg of Pork & Marmalade Sausages sold.

Our Pork & Marmalade Sausages are made to our own recipe with the tangy and tasty Claire’s Handmade marmalade. They are currently on offer for just £4.20 per kg.

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Our fundraising effort coincides with the annual World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards. The event raises funds and awareness for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. This year the […]

Carlisle Skills Fair 2019

By |2019-02-01T09:22:34+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Carlisle Skills Fair 2019

On Thursday 31st January, we attended Carlisle Skills Fair at the Sands Centre in Carlisle. The skills fair is an event where employers from the city come together to showcase career opportunities to those looking for new careers, advice or job opportunities.

Organised by John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, the event is not only attended by local employers such as Pirelli, H&H Reeds Printers and Tesco, but also further and higher education providers; Carlisle College and the University of Cumbria. Many school children attend each year, seeking careers advice for their future and how to take advantage of opportunities available in the city.

Our HR manager, Sarah Dhesi, […]