Leisure is by far and away the largest reason people visit Cumbria and the Lake District but most people may not necessarily think them as business hubs too. There are a huge amount of businesses and head offices for a variety of national companies in the county.
There are more business travellers than one may realise. Throughout the region there are some large companies where many representatives, staff from other offices and clients visit frequently. From Sellafield over on the West Coast to Lakeland Ltd in Windermere, these large sites and operations see business travellers visit them each and every day with many requiring an overnight stay.
Windermere is not just home to a variety of businesses but also an excellent place to stay on a stop off when travelling to the north of the county. Being so easy and accessible from the M6 motorway and just off the main A591 road, Windermere makes perfect sense to break a journey up. It also happens to have a vast range of hotels to stay in as well as restaurants and shops making it an ideal place for the business guest.
On another practical note, there are quite large areas of Cumbria and the Lake District where mobile phone reception is patchy and wifi unavailable. These two points are major problems for the business traveller especially in today’s world where a colleague should always be contactable and when work can be done remotely on a laptop or ipad. Windermere hotels are well equipped with wifi and throughout Windermere all the mobile phone networks work over average.
With free wifi, a choice of meeting and conference rooms and just 15 minutes from the M6, the Newby Bridge Hotel is our choice for business travel with easy access to both the central and southern Lake District as well as Barrow and the western Lakes, http://www.newbybridgehotel.co.uk/