3 August 2013: A new fashion boutique and print & design studio has launched in Cockermouth thanks to the entrepreneurial flair of Charlie Carlin who opened Voodoo in Market Place on Monday.
29 May 2013: Government ministers have committed to backing small firms, after a series of recommendations from Lord Young's report, 'Growing your business', were accepted.
23 May 2013: The alternative to alternative finance for SME's
16 April 2013: CDFA member Enterprise Answers has been profiled on ITV News. The CDFI has just received £1.8m From the CDFA's Regional Growth Fund programme and is working hard to help businesses across Cumbria access finance.
14 February 2013: In 2011 Enterprise Answers who are Cumbria's only Community Development Finance Institution announced they had been awarded 1.8 million pounds from the Regional Growth Fund. After a long wait this money is now available to many businesses in Cumbria seeking additional financial support.
18 December 2012: Enterprise Answers are saying a fond farewell to Loan Funds Manager John Towns, who has been a valued member of the team for almost eight years.
16 August 2012: We are delighted to announce that we have recruited a new Loan Fund Manager to work with new, small or established businesses across Cumbria looking for funding and support.
6 July 2012: Nick Balcombe who runs a mobile locksmith business, Monument Locksmiths based in Penrith, has received business funding from Enterprise Answers; Cumbria's only Community Development Finance Institution.
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