Stuart Maconie amongst creative contributors to Cumbria Family Business Awards

Creating stronger links between Cumbria’s creative and business communities is important to the Cumbria Family Business Awards team. Family businesses have heart, they are recognised as being innovative and dynamic and are in a different way as creative as the creative people who are kindly contributing.

Stuart Maconie’s latest book Pie at Night is one of many being showcased at Cumbria Family Business Awards. Lake District authors Felltarn Friends, David Banning, Andrew Bibby, Len Hayton, Matthew Connolly, Jane Byle have also generously contributed alongside Heaton Cooper Chris Bonnington and Oxley’s. The books play an integral role on the night and will highlight Cumbria’s vibrant creative community to the 250 business representatives attending.

“Having worked in both the arts and corporate world, I wanted to forge stronger links between the two. Both can learn important lessons from the other and the Cumbria Family Business Awards will be a celebration of both” – Sophia Newton

Other creative elements including; original ceramics artwork by Siobhan Newton of Miles-Moore Ceramics, unique hand-built, kiln-fired fused glass pieces by Jo Vincent, pendants by Marilyn Anne Hale, as well as artworks by Daniel Cooper, candles by Wax Lyrical and singing by Annie Perris will round off the artistic contributions from Cumbria for the ceremony. Annie will be singing to raise money for the Re-Bulid Mexico project run by the organisation Urban Saints, donations can be made here.

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