How did This is Cumbria begin? The seed was sown at the Farm and Deli Show in 2018 when a small number of Cumbrian based food & drink businesses exhibited their produce to an audience of 30,000 trade buyers over 3 days. Despite their independent business successes, they noticed the gathering crowds at the large regional stands and the idea ‘This is Cumbria’ was born.
Over the following months, the concept was developed and brought to life by Thomas Jardine & Co and The Family Business Network and with wonderful support and sponsorship from Cartmell Shepherd and Enterprise Answers, branding from We are Eclectic and print from Printing Plus our first show made it’s presence felt in April 2019.
What about the future? Well, Thomas Jardine & Co and The Family Business Network are partnering to take ‘This is Cumbria’ back to the Farmshop & Deli Show in 2020, so if you are interested to know more, get in touch. Places are limited and we already have 3 confirmed bookings for the showcase stand. Watch out for the This is Cumbria Website coming soon.