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Great Business Success Stories

There are some great business success stories to be found in Furness. See below.

Inward and Reinvestment

Companies which move into Furness enjoy success in  international markets and  UK  markets. The following companies are just some of the examples of those who have moved in and reinvested in recent years.

Expanding Local Firms

Furness has a whole range of home grown business success stories in most business sectors including electronics, engineering, publishing, internet services, leisure and tourism. The following companies are just some of the examples of those who are either well established or which have seen significant growth in recent years.

Furness is also a great place to set up a new business - here are some examples of recent successes

Furness is also a great place to set up a new business whether you are a locally based entrepreneur or one considering moving into South Cumbria. The following companies are some of the examples of new start success stories in recent years.

  • Jamie Cross, a qualified hairdresser identified the need for a barbershop in Dalton. With 14-years experience in the trade he opened the doords fo Jamie Cross Gents Hairdressing on 1 August 2005 with the help of a Barrow and Furness Task Force Enterprise Fund grant of £2,000 creating 2 new jobs.

  • Laura Barnett, LMB Design is an Ulverston-based interior design practice combined with a homewares and giftware retail showroom. The business began operating in August 2005 after securing funding from The Ulverston and Low Furness Market Towns Initiative Linkstart and Regeneration grants. At the time of writing 2 new jobs have been created. LMB Design provides professional advice to domestic and commercial customers offering a comprehensive interior design service for all clients.

  • Euan Davidson Chromatechnic Ltd was started in September 2005, having worked in the electro optic market for 25 years. Euan received a £7,500 Ulverston and Low Furness Market Town Initiative grant and a £4,000 MTI Marketing grant to assist with the creation of 2 full-time new jobs. Since then the company has created a further part-time job at its 35, Princess Street, Ulverston base. The company offers application support for optical sensor design, targeted at achieving cost effective, optimum performance.

  • Christopher Alderson, Steven Hunt and Andrew Sinclair, Furness Fluid Power Ltd was incorporated in March 2006 after receiving a package of assistance comprising a new industrial unit owned by Barrow in Furness Borough Council (one of our key partners) and a Barrow and Furness Peninsula Task Force Enterprise Fund grant of £15,000. This led to the creation of 3 new full-time jobs. In September they employed a full-time Office and Accounts Manager. A further job was created in 2006. The company, led by Christopher Alderson, Steven Hunt and Andrew Sinclair, provides hydraulic and pneumatic products and services from Furness Business Park, Barrow. "FFP" customers are mainly local manufacturing firms.

  • Darren and Lara Napton, Broughton Village Bakery was launched in April 2006. This traditional bakery and cafe appeals to both tourists and locals. The products lean heavily towards local and organic materials. A Barrow and Furness Peninsula Task Force Enterprise Fund Grant of £14,000 went toward the creation of 7 new full-time jobs and a £10,000 Furness Challenge Fund Loan helped with the refurbishment of the premises.


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