RORY STEWART MP INVITES LOCAL PRODUCERS TO 'CUMBRIA DAY' EVENT IN HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart has invited a local food producer and events business to attend the annual ‘Cumbria Day’ event in The Houses of Parliament on 23rd January 2019. The event is now in its fourth year and aims to provide an opportunity for high-profile business networking in the heart of Westminster.
Cumbria’s six MPs will be co-hosting the even, and each has been asked to invite two businesses from their constituency to represent the county and show off their products. Previously Rory has invited Cranstons, Eden Brewery, The Toffee Shop, Silver and Green and Carvetii Coffee. This year speciality cheesemaker Appleby Creamery and events companies Cumbrian Adventures and Original Marquees will be heading to Westminster.
Rory Stewart MP said: “Cumbria Day continues to be a great success and is an important opportunity for local businesses to network on a national stage.
“I was delighted to welcome Appleby Creamery, Cumbrian Adventures and Original Marquees down to Westminster this year. Farming is the bedrock of Cumbria’s identity and tourism is vital to its economy, so I’m thrilled to invite two businesses that are excellent examples of what our county has to offer.”
Alex Darroch, of Cumbrian Adventures, said: ‘’We were delighted to have taken part in Cumbria Day 2019, and to have the opportunity to showcase our business.
"We are all very proud of the Cumbrian economy and the prospects that exist within, and this is a great occasion to represent local people and businesses.
"We are very much looking forward to visiting Westminster, meeting MPs and the other Cumbrian businesses.’’
Stuart MacLennan, director of Cows and Co, said: "We are very proud that Appleby Creamery has the chance to join some of the counties great businesses and organisations at Cumbria day this week. Appleby Creamery is part of Cows and Co Group and is investing in its new creamery in Appleby, to allow us to grow both domestic and export markets with our excellent handmade artisan cheese.
"As well as investing in our facilities we are investing in our young team to embrace the opportunities growth presents and this is something we are very excited about.
"Cumbria Day is a great opportunity to showcase all that is great about our county and equally a great chance for local businesses to explore ways to work together to make bigger and better things happen for the good of business and the county."