Celebrating success at the Carlisle Living Awards

By |2018-10-04T14:59:58+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating the best of Carlisle

The fifth Carlisle Living Awards were held at The Garden at Eden, just outside Carlisle, on Friday 21st September. Once again, we were sponsoring the Food & Drinks category.

Celebrating the successes and achievements of businesses, enterprises and individuals, the Carlisle Living Awards is a much anticipated event in the city’s calendar.

The winners!

Our sales director, David Jenkins, was on stage to present the winners for the Food & Drinks category.

This year’s winners were:

Best Country Pub – Duke of Cumberland – judges said they could have stayed all night!

Best City Bar – Spider and […]

Carlisle Ambassadors presentation

By |2018-09-24T11:40:30+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Carlisle Ambassadors – Retail, Leisure & Sport

On Thursday 6th September, Carlisle Ambassadors held their Autumn meeting at The Shepherds, Carlisle. The theme for this meeting was ‘Retail, Leisure and Sport’ highlighting the excellent work, projects and investment taking place in the city.

Our managing director, Graham Jenkins, gave a short speech which gave attendees an overview to our new foodstore opening next year. Graham also spoke about how Pioneer people make the business the great success it is and how our passion for supporting local producers and suppliers will grow with the opening of our new retail venture.

Our new foodstore is due to open in the early part of next […]

Carlisle Ambassadors membership

By |2018-09-04T10:07:02+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Carlisle Ambassadors members

We are very proud to announce that we are now members of the Carlisle Ambassadors group.

Who are Carlisle Ambassadors?

Carlisle Ambassadors are people who have connections with Carlisle, an interest in the city and who support this Cumbrian centre of business, tourism and culture. It is for individuals, businesses and organisations who want to make it an even better place to live, work, invest and visit. It is for those who want to benefit from a strong and influential network, and who may be interested in collaborating on projects to make a difference.

Many prestigious business, charity and educational names from across […]

Keswick Rotary Club – Experience of a Lifetime

By |2018-09-03T14:54:54+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Keswick Rotary Club – Experience of a Lifetime

7th – 16th September 2018

The Rotary Club of Keswick is raising vital funds for several local charities by taking participants on an Experience of a Lifetime.

Between 7th and 16th September, small parties will be enjoying the fells, live entertainment, activities and fine dining near Latrigg in the Lake District. Camping out in a ‘shelter box tents’ and with activities taking place in marquees, the experience will be truly memorable.

The visiting groups are all taking part in the activities, organised by the Rotary Club, to raise money for The Calvert Trust, Shelter Box, Great North Air Ambulance and Rotary […]

Sponsors of Carlisle Living Awards 2018

By |2018-08-10T12:13:36+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sponsors of Carlisle Living Awards 2018

Once again, we’re proud to be named as a sponsor of the Food & Drink category at the Carlisle Living Awards 2018.

The awards are a highlight in the city’s social calendar, celebrating the best of Carlisle and will be held at The Garden at Eden, on the outskirts of Carlisle, on Friday 21st September. We will be celebrating with those who have been recognised for their hard work and dedication to the hospitality trade and will be handing out awards to a wide range of category winners …

Best Restaurant

Best City Café/Coffee Shop

Best Village/Town Café

Best City Bar

Celebrating Carlisle College learners

By |2018-06-25T15:29:08+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating Carlisle College learners

On Thursday 21st June, we were honoured to attend the Carlisle College Awards 2018. The event was held at the college and was celebration of hard work and achievements of all the further education learners. After a delicious meal, which was made by the talented catering students, the certificates were awarded by, Grant Glendinning, principal of Carlisle College.

Once again, we were proud to be involved with the awards event and were a keen sponsor of the Maths Prize. Our managing director, Graham Jenkins, went along to the event to hand out the prize.

Student, Megan Abba was the recipient of the prize as […]

Fun run fundraising beats last year’s total!

By |2018-06-14T10:14:34+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Fun run fundraising beats last year’s total!

Our team of runners who took part in this year’s Eden Valley Hospice’s Colour Run raised a whopping £594 for the Carlisle charity; beating last year’s fundraising total.

Natalie Bingham, corporate relationship co-ordinator at the hospice popped along to our office on Wednesday 13th June to complete the handover of funds and she had this to say:  “We were delighted that Pioneer decided to sponsor our Colour Run for the second year in a row. It was great to work alongside the team again and the fact that they smashed last year’s fundraising total is a real credit to the whole team there. They […]

Sponsoring The Cumberland Show as it celebrates its 180th year

By |2018-05-04T11:50:19+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Sponsoring the Cumberland Show as it celebrates its 180th year

Once again we are proud to be sponsoring the locally-renowned Cumberland Show as it celebrates its 180th year this summer. Graham Jenkins, our managing director, is also president this year which is a great honour!

This year the annual event is held on Saturday 16th June at Brisco, near Carlisle and will see the Cumbrian community gather together to celebrate agriculture and rural life.

As ever, there will be a range of livestock classes including beef, dairy and sheep; heavy and light horses, donkey, show jumping, and horse driving competitions; poultry classes; dog show; and vintage vehicle classes.

The […]

Our Colour Run team is limbering up!

By |2018-05-01T15:31:27+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Our Colour Run team is limbering up!

It’s now only days away until our team of athletes heads for Carlisle Racecourse to take part in this year’s Colour Run and they’re limbering up ready to go!.

Raising vital funds for Eden Valley Hospice and children’s charity Jigsaw, the team is looking forward to taking part in the 5k fun run. With a splash of colour and a heapful of bubbles, the runners will be taking part in the event held on Sunday 13th May.

Last year we raised over £500 for the local charity and this year we’re hoping to smash it!

Any donations will be greatly received and we […]

Proud to be a Carlisle Youth Zone sponsor

By |2018-03-28T15:42:59+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Proud to be a Carlisle Youth Zone sponsor

For several years we have been proud to be involved with Carlisle Youth Zone and as a sponsor we are always delighted to hand over vital funds to help the charity. Our sales manager, Gemma Hodgson, went along on Wednesday 28th March to present a cheque for £2,000 to Lynsey Buckle, Development Manager at the youth zone.

Pictured below are Lynsey (left) and Gemma (right).

Carlisle Youth Zone is based in the heart of the city, however, children from across north east Cumbria regularly attend. With over 1,200 children and young people attending clubs and leisure activities each week, the charity […]