Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed recently released information by the Cumbria Intelligence Observatory which shows that yet again South Lakeland is the top place within the county for start-up businesses. Tim has praised local businesses and start up companies for their ‘entrepreneurial spirit’.

Figures collated by the organisation BankSearch show that there were 720 business start-ups in Cumbria in the quarter Aug-Oct 2014. 161 were in South Lakeland (22% of all start-ups), followed by Allerdale with 142 (20%) and Carlisle with 133 (19%). The highest proportion of start-ups in the quarter was in the real estate & professional services sector with 195 (27%), followed by recreation, personal & community services with 108 (15%) and construction with 94 (13%).

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