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West Cumbrian tourism businesses invited to special breakfast briefing


Tourism businesses from across West Cumbria are invited to a virtual breakfast briefing.

Allerdale and Copeland councils have teamed up to host the briefing, on Friday, February 12, for those in the tourism and hospitality sectors can hear specialist advice and receive the latest updates.

Speakers include Cumbria Tourism’s chief executive Gill Haigh, and there will be the opportunity to learn more about COVID-19 grants on offer to support businesses.

There will ll also be a chance to learn more about the planning considerations for motorhome and campervan sites, receive updates on the latest tourism initiatives in both Allerdale and Copeland and have the chance to take part in a question-and-answer session.

Alongside these presentations, those who attend will also hear from Councillor John Cook, Allerdale’s executive member for leisure and tourism, and Councillor Steve Morgan, Copeland’s portfolio holder for commercial services, about how the two authorities are working together on tourism development.

Coun Cook said: “With the pandemic showing no signs of ending quickly it’s vital that businesses in our fantastic tourism sector get all the support they need to help them through these challenging times.

“This briefing will showcase the work we’re doing alongside Copeland and other partners to help the industry bounce back and I’d encourage anyone involved in the visitor economy in West Cumbria to come along.”

Coun Morgan said: “We are doing a great deal of work – alongside Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria Tourism and other partners – to support our tourism businesses during these challenging times. 

 “We’re pleased to take this opportunity to showcase our excellent joint working, and to highlight to the local tourism industry the level of support that is available. Copeland – and West Cumbria – is a fabulous place to visit, and by working together we can get the message out to attract and welcome visitors back when the time is right.” 

 Any business wanting to attend should sign-up via

The briefing will start at 8.30am.