Last year, we launched our first Marketeer Event, and were delighted that Peter Sidwell joined us to share his expertise in marketing. We also worked together in the room to think about how we can collaborate to promote the city of Carlisle, and our own business within this, to raise the profile as a great place to live, work, invest and visit. Good ideas developed, and as always with the dynamic people who connect with Carlisle Ambassasdors, conversations and partnerships between local business continued after the event. CA is a great forum for fostering these relationships, and also supporting the wider economic development of the city and wider Cumbria. It allows a positive energy between public and private sector.
This year, we are delighted to host our second Marketeer Event at the Hallmark Hotel on 12th July. One of the most vibrant and inspired business owners in Cumbria will talk – the inimitable and award winning Sally Fielding of Sally’s Cottages. Many will recognise the image of Sally’s desk at the top of fell or the bed in the lake, and also may know some of the background in how she set up her business from one letting property in Eskdale – check it out here if not!
Another inspiring business leader will talk at the event. Head of Marketing & Business Development at Lake District Estates, Rachel Bell, will give us an insight into marketing the range of businesses that come under this umbrella. Amongst other things, it includes operation of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (the wonderful Ratty!), Ullswater Steamers, Peter Rabbit and Friends Retail, as well as a portfolio of lettings and sales.
We are very grateful to Rachel and Sally for joining us, and in addition to hearing from Gary Legg of Carlisle City Council, there will be plenty of time to network and come up with some cunning plans to benefit place and business.
Outline of agenda, with registration from 10am:
Registration and Tea/Coffee on arrival
Introduction – Kate and Michelle
Sally Fielding – Sally’s Cottages – about her business and marketing
Speaker Rachel Bell – Lakes District Estates
Garry Legg Carlisle City Council – Place Branding and Carlisle City Council’s commitment to promote Carlisle to grow the city and economic offer
Workshop – Working Together
Tea/Coffee + Networking