Cumbria Day showcases best of local area
'Cumbria Day', an event hosted jointly in Parliament by the county's six MPs, has once again been a great success. Businesses from across Cumbria travelled to Parliament to showcase the fine food and drink produce that the county has to offer.
Cumbria Day was set up in 2013 to give the businesses of Cumbria the chance to promote the best of the county and themselves. MPs from across the country attended the event, all praising the high standard of Cumbrian business. The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, even made a special guest appearance.
Each of Cumbria's MPs invited two businesses from their respective constituencies to represent them at the event, with Tim inviting Mint Drinks and Dent Brewery.
As well as the variety of food and drink businesses in attendance, Cumbria Day also saw local partners sponsor the day, helping to make it a success. Sellafield Ltd sponsored the transport, helping to ensure the safe transit of the produce to London, while Taste Cumbria sponsored leaflets on the day, providing information to all visitors to the event.
Tim said: "It was great to see Cumbria Day well attended by MPs from around the country where they got to see some of the great businesses we have here in Cumbria.
"There was a lot of enthusiasm and I hope it will help boost the county's business and tourist trade.
"I want to thank all the businesses who travelled down to Parliament for the day, in particular Mint Drinks and Dent Brewery.
"They were able to show some of what South Lakeland has to offer.
"Events like this make me particularly proud to represent such a diverse constituency.
"I would also like to thank Sellafield and Taste Cumbria for their sponsorship - without them Cumbria Day would not have been possible."