Sausage sales raise an appealing amount!

By |2019-05-01T15:40:46+01:00May 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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00February 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, […]

Cumbria Day 2019

By |2019-01-23T15:48:10+01:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating #CumbriaDay

On Wednesday 23rd January, Cumbrian MPs put aside their political differences to celebrate the best the county has to offer. The six MPs invited representatives from some top Cumbrian businesses and we were excited to be joining them!

Graham and David Jenkins set up stand in the Jubilee Room at Westminster to talk to MPs from across the political spectrum. They spoke passionately about our business, giving great insight into our history, ethos and future growth plans, all the while enticing everyone to try our award-winning Cumberland sausage and pork & apple lattice pies. As you can see from the images below, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons […]

Celebrating Christmas Jumper Day 2018

By |2019-01-07T14:31:29+01:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating Christmas Jumper Day 2018

On Friday 14th December, we donned our sparkliest, funniest and most festive jumpers to raise vital funds for Eden Valley Hospice. We celebrated Christmas Jumper Day and raised £142 for the Carlisle-based hospice.

Staff from across the business took part in the festivities and we would like to thank them all for their generosity.

Here are some pictures of our staff and their jolly jumpers …

Celebrating success at the Carlisle Living Awards

By |2018-10-04T14:59:58+01:00September 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+01:00September 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 […]